Greener living and working

Building more sustainable communities means not just changing places and changing lives but also changing behaviours.

Through our projects we help individuals, households and whole organisations think and act differently to reduce waste, conserve natural resources and cut carbon emissions as well as encouraging a healthier, greener day-to-day lifestyle.

Living more sustainably is not just about protecting the environment for future generations; it can also help people reduce household bills and improve their health and wellbeing. For businesses, ethical practices and community engagement can bring a range of benefits – cutting costs, increasing productivity and enhancing customer loyalty. For families, our work encourages small change s with big implications such as growing vegetables to promote healthier eating, saving money on electricity or water and providing opportunities to get back to nature to combat stress and encourage physical activity.

Last year, we…

  • Supported 136 businesses, 94 schools and 159 community organisations
  • Helped businesses reduce their CO2 emissions by 411 tonnes and saved them £115,699 cumulatively, with further potential savings of £482,080 and 1,713.5 tonnes of CO2 identified – and those figures are rapidly growing
  • Carried out 328 home energy efficiency visits for  vulnerable residents