Examples of what organisations have done for the climate emergency to help inspire others to take action.
We have installed better signage at all bins to encourage proper recycling practices.
We changed to a 100% green energy tariff and our energy provider matched the tariff so it didn't cost us anything!
We've installed solar panels and LED lights, undertaken an energy efficiency audit and are developing an allotment.
We gave the staff team reusable, eco-friendly water bottles for Christmas.
We’ve set up an internal climate action group to look at what we can change in the way we run, who we can influence and how we can make sure people with a learning disability and autistic people are involved in the climate action conversation
We formed a climate action group - Rothbury Climate and Nature. We're doing lots of work around climate action including looking at creating more footpaths and cycleways.
We've changed to fully flexible and remote working without an office which significantly reduces our staff mileage and carbon footprint.
OASES has established the County Durham Climate Action Group to bring together organisations who want to drive forward local climate activities.
We're organising a climate action day with talks, music, drama and top tips for a sustainable planet. We'll also be holding a What a Wonderful World Festival in 2022 with a variety of speakers and performers.
We have committed to only providing vegetarian and vegan food at any in-person events to cut down on meat production.
We have installed 25kW of solar panels, that’s 100 panels, on a local primary school.
Instead of sending email attachments, we use Teams as this has a much smaller carbon footprint.
We've been promoting and proactively delivering more green jobs and carbon literacy training.
We now have an electrical and battery collection point in our office in partnership with Durham County Council.
The WEA North East is an educational charity and has an exciting programme of free environmental courses to coincide with COP26 the UN Climate Change Conference. There is a wide range of subjects including crafts, beekeeping, climate change, gardening and cookery some are taking place online and some are face to face in local venues.
We initiated an Eco-Council in our building to plan and deliver building wide initiatives.
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We've taken the SME Climate Pledge to reduce our climate emissions
We've installed solar panels and LED lights to reduce our carbon emissions.
We're installing double glazing in all of our building's windows and we've replaced old light fittings with LED equivalents.
We're undergoing baseline assessment of carbon emissions for our large and complex VCS organisation.
We have installed solar panels on two of our buildings.
We've hosted a series of talks on Climate Change, including one on practical steps that our local residents can take.
We've started an eco-council in MEA House.
We started using reusable water bottles to reduce waste.
We're collaborating with partners to help Newcastle become a healthier and more sustainable food city by encouraging organisations and individuals to serve and eat more vegetables and better meat and reduce the amount of food they're wasting.
With support from the Energy Saving Trust, we've taken on two Energy Advisers to support households with all their energy issues in rural Northumberland.
We've bought new recycling bins to encourage more recycling
We've set up battery recycling and crisp packet recycling within the building through the eco-council.
We've had our environmental policy approved by the board so we have a plan of what steps we can take to reduce our carbon emissions.
We've started using permaculture which is better for the environment and more sustainable long term.
In July we got together for a staff picnic and decided to make it as green as possible by making the food, and being plastic and meat free. We're going to do this again a future staff events.
We've taken corporate membership to Co-Wheels car club (electric/ hybrid vehicles) for staff to use for travel to meetings etc
We've gone through the actions on the Going Green Together web tool and used them to develop a climate action plan for our organisation
We’ve reused two old baths to plant potatoes, strawberries and wildflowers in the Catalyst garden. We’re also putting in picnic tables so people can have lunch outside.
We source food waste that is perfectly good to eat and turn it into meals for residents most in need. We've recycled 21 tonnes!
We've put signs up to remind people to turn the lights off in the building through the eco-council.
We've invested in LED lighting throughout the centre to reduce energy usage
We've planted 400 trees and a wildflower meadow to increase the bio-diversity in the area.
We have installed a bike shed and changing facilities on our workspace site to encourage cycling.
We've made a public promise on our website to stop climate change. This includes the action plan for 2022 so we can be accountable for doing what we say we are going to do.
We have a mix of home working and online meetings where possible. This has made our working hours more efficient and reduced our carbon footprint