Earth Day 2021

by | Apr 22, 2021

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated globally on 22nd April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It’s also a great opportunity for organisations to learn about environmental factors that affect employee wellness and implement practices to encourage a healthy and happy lifestyle. Here are a few ways we are doing our part to help at embracent.

Recycling stations. Making one aluminium drink can from raw materials uses the same amount of energy that it takes to recycle 20. Similarly, recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60W light bulb for up to 6 hours. We have recycle bins set up in our office to encourage our team to recycle what they can.

Print consciousness. It is estimated that 30% of print jobs are never even picked up from the printer, and 45% end up in the bin by the end of the day! We encourage our team to think before they print anything. To minimise the need for printed documents we also use e-signing tools and ensure very little is printed off for meetings in our office.

Promote responsible travel. Road transport is one of the biggest sources of pollution in the UK, contributing to poor air quality, noise disturbance, congestion and climate change. Of the approximate 40.5 million vehicles on our roads, almost 32 million are cars. We encourage our teams to use public transport where possible, when getting to and from client sites. We are also a registered employer for the government Bike to Work scheme. 

We’re proud to support Earth Day and celebrate the movement towards a greener, more sustainable future that protects and supports our environment.

 

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