The 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
Category: GoGreen with Swan
Did 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
Saving 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
We 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
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.
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
On 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.
Residents have really embraced the agenda and have been supported by Swan staff and their support workers in putting it into practice. Read more
As 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