Today we’re celebrating World Environment Day and it’s a great chance to increase awareness about how little actions on our routine can have a huge impact on the environment. We encourage you to get involved in the 1 Change campaign promoted by Co-op Midcounties, so what’s the change that you will do to tackle climate change and environmental issues?
Co-op Midcounties launched the #1Change campaign last year and we have made some positive impacts in tackling single-use plastic and swapping items for Fairtrade ones when shopping. Also, our followers on Facebook and Twitter shared their pledge to help to reduce their impact on our environment, and a chance to win a Fairphone, the world’s most ethical smartphone.
According to a report from the World Economic Forum, e-waste is now the fastest-growing waste stream in the world and double the rate of plastic refuse. We encourage you to use your free time to tidy up that ‘tech drawer’ at home, an opportunity is waiting. When your phone or laptop stops working, if you can’t repair it, make sure you recycle it responsibly. You can find the nearest location to where you live using this link.
Green Energy for your Home
In recent years, environmental awareness has greatly increased, and there has been a higher demand for cleaner energy. Many people have started to invest in alternative and renewable energy, by getting solar panels or getting more involved with community groups.
Nowadays, there’s a wide range of suppliers offering a green tariff, but it can be tricky to understand what this means, and among so many options, it may be complicated to find the one that best suits your needs.
Purchasing Community Power from Co-op Energy will help to support local communities across the country, and you’ll contribute to an increase of cleaner energy, knowing Co-op Energy source electricity from community renewable energy projects. Community Power is the UK’s only tariff with 100% community-generated electricity and fully carbon offset gas.
People come together to support the increment of green power locally-sourced and to bring other significant opportunities in the community, such as generating jobs, helping farmers and leading the energy transition to achieve sustainability goals.
Working from home
It has never been easier to work remotely, with the cloud solutions that are available to businesses and their employees. This also helps to reduce your carbon footprint as a business and helps to have a positive impact on the world we are living in; with cloud communications you can stay connected from anywhere, on any device and at anytime.