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CHC joins Climate Week 2013

01 Mar 2013

Cheetham Hill Construction will be taking part in Climate Week 2013, which is happening between 4th and 10th March 2013. To do our part to help the environment, we will be undertaking the following activities:

Climate Week Declaration
We have added our name to the Climate Week Declaration urging the UK government to do more to prevent climate change.

Energy Zapping the Workplace
Reducing energy use has many advantages - it saves money, reduces carbon emissions and can improve a working environment.

A bit of an experiment this one! For the duration of Climate Week, we are trying to reduce our energy consumption as much as we possibly can. Meter readings have been taken for an average week and will also be taken during Climate Week. Afterwards we will be comparing these results to see how much energy we"ve saved, with a view to keeping up good practice in the future!

We are encouraging our workforce to carry out the following steps:

  • Turn off lights/computers when not in use or needed
  • Turn off computers/printers/photocopiers etc. at the end of the working day rather than leaving them switched on or in standby mode
  • Only fill the kettle with as much water as needed

Recycling our Stuff
Millions of garments are sent to landfill every year, creating huge waste and ultimately damaging the environment.

To help make a difference we will have a collection point at our head office for any old items of clothing or other bits and bobs our workforce no longer needs. All items collected will be donated to Clothes Aid who in turn raise funds for many charities including the NSPCC, Macmillan Cancer Care, Make a Wish Foundation and Battersea Dogs Cats home amongst others.

We also encourage our website visitors to participate too! Further details of what you can do to help and activity ideas can be found at http://www.climateweek.com/.

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