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TravelRight gains green stamp of approval

By admin | December 24th, 2015 | Cycling, TravelRight, Volunteers

TravelRight, part of the Sustainable Travel Collective, has recently gained environmental accreditation for making steps to become greener.

The Investors in the Environment (iiE) is a nationwide environmental accreditation scheme, designed to help businesses save money and help the environment by improving energy efficiency and reducing their environmental impact.

Working with students at Nottingham Trent University, to help implement an environmental management system, our sister charity The Big Wheel set targets to reduce our environmental impact by at least 2% annually. This included measures to become more energy and resource efficient, carbon off-setting initiatives, and corporate social responsibility proposals.

We have already been recognised for one of our green initiatives last month. After applying for a Wild Harvest tree pack from The Woodland Trust, we approached a local primary school in Sneinton to help them with an environmental project. RideWise, Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens, Green’s Mill, Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Energy Partnership all participated in a rewarding tree planting activity which, will help to off-set our carbon emissions.

Helen McCullen, The Big Wheel’s Business Liaison Officer said:

The carbon off-set project was all about getting the local community engaged with their surrounding environment. It was great to see so many pupils getting stuck in and learning about the allotment. This was made possible thanks to our Woodland Trust grant and to our iiE NTU student group who gave us the inspiration in the first place. It would be great to do something like this every year.

Watch the NottsTV feature on Sneinton pupils getting a practical lesson in protecting the planet.