We’re excited to announce that we’re launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign for the 2018/19 academic year.
We’re aiming to become more environmentally friendly by reducing our overall utilities (gas, electric and water) consumption to save energy. We want to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability at not only One Penrhyn Road, but at all of our Host sites in the UK and Ireland.
The campaign will encourage both our students and staff to take small actions to save energy such as turning off lights when leaving a room and unplugging chargers which aren’t being used. And it’s not only the environment that will benefit from this campaign – with less greenhouse gas emissions being released into the air, but in return for saving energy, we will be donating money to charity.
If we can reduce our overall energy consumption at Host by 1% then we will donate £10,000 to charity. A 2% reduction will see a donation of £20,000. 3% is £30,000, and so on. The 3 charities we’ve chosen to donate the money to at the end of the campaign are LandAid, Student Minds and Just A Drop.
So, it’s time to get involved and go green! It’s so easy to get stuck in.
Keep an eye out throughout the year for more information on the campaign, the charities we’ll be supporting and some top energy saving tips!