What you can do as an organisation
Calculate your organisation's carbon footprint
Knowing your carbon footprint today gives you a baseline for measuring the improvements you make. In the future more companies may add environmental measures to their tendering process and might require the information from you.
Switching to a green energy provider can significantly reduce your organisation's carbon footprint.
For further information about the types of green tariff visit Energy Saving Trust.
Use green web hosting to reduce the impact of all of the data you use.
Reduce energy - Conduct an energy audit to identify where you can reduce usage and cost.
Install energy efficient light bulbs, automatic switch offs and insulation.
Make sustainable commuting easier for your staff, through schemes such as 'Cycle to Work' or a 'lift share' programme or consider whether working from home options could help
Reduce your long-distance journeys and save money by attending conferences online, instead of in person.
Compost the food waste from your kitchens and canteens.
Recycle all of your metals and electronics.
Go paper-light or even better, paper free, by changing your printing habits. "Be Green - Keep it on the screen!"
Wherever possible, make sure that what you buy is sustainably produced and distributed, including stationery, food and equipment.
Spread the word
To ensure greenhouse emissions decrease fast enough we are going to need engage within society. Talking about it encourages others to think about it and spreads the message further.