Category: GoGreen with Swan

Heating Tips

cosy-jumper-300x200The winter weather is here, so we have selected some tips to help you stay warm this winter, save energy and save some money too! Read more

Water water everywhere!

earth-on-leafDid you know that the average person uses about 264 pints (150 litres) of water a day?
Most of this is used for flushing toilets and washing; it all has to be processed and treated with chemicals. Read more

Green Tips – Water

shower-head-300x201Saving water is equally as in important – the average person in England uses 150 litres of water a day which is the same as 264 pints of milk!  The majority of water is used for washing and flushing the toilet. Saving water also saves energy – so think next time before you turn on the tap! Read more

Green Food Tips

roasted-veg-300x200We have all, at some point or another, been guilty of throwing away some food that has either gone off or is unwanted but did you know that wasted food actually makes a big contribution to CO2 emissions? Read more

Why recycling matters…

RecyclingmixedIf you’re not already recycling – it’s easy and can really make a difference. Find out the how and what else you may be able to do…

Recycling helps protect the environment

Recycling reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing the raw materials – which all create substantial air and water pollution.

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Top tips for Being Green

recycle_house_001-278x250Being Green
By making just a few small changes to your lifestyle can have a big impact on the environment and can even save you money. Read more

Sustainability Award win for Swan!

Frankie receives the award from JohnOn November 10th Swan picked up a “Best in Class Award”  in the Offices category; after being shortlisted for THREE environmental awards (for New build, Operational cost savings in Supported Housing, and Offices)

We won the Offices award for our work to date on:

  • Our Green Team and the actions held within
  • Our engagement of staff during Sustainability Week and other workshops and sessions
  • Our provision of e-learning
  • Our procurement of sustainable office products, and
  • Our monitoring and measuring of environmental impacts via our own carbon scorecard.

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Residents Help Us To Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

New line for JamesResidents have really embraced the agenda and have been supported by Swan staff and their support workers in putting it into practice. Read more

Swan’s Summer Scheme Sustainability Session Success

Summer Scheme SustainabilityAs a part of this year’s summer scheme we ran two sessions focused on sustainability: one session creating bug hotels at James Hornby School, and a trip to The Crystal in London. Read more

Swan Donates Wood From Laindon Centre

Wodd donated Swan Housing Association has donated lots of freshly cut wood to local woodcarver Derek Drain and his community woodcarving group. Read more