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Green Leaves

Sustainability Statement

The UK has signed the requirement to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 into law. If we can achieve this, we will become resource efficient, living and working in harmony with nature. But confusion around the subject of what net zero actually is, the meaning of acronyms such as ESG and the word of the moment - sustainability - abounds. But living and working in a sustainable manner isn't something we do naturally, the information is not always clear and the effort can sometimes seem too much. But we all need to be so much more aware of not only what effect our actions are having on the environment, but how we can actively be eco-positive as a matter of course every single day.

So how do we reduce our impact on the planet's eco system at the House of Upcycling? We run a paperless office, avoid using business cards, leaflets, etc, etc when we take part in events, turn computers and lights off when not in use, engage sleep mode when leaving a computer running during the day and reduce screen brightness to lessen energy consumption, take public transport, reuse packaging and event accessories (mostly purchased secondhand), encourage our members to work in a sustainable way by choosing products that don't add to their carbon footprint (or impact on the wellbeing of their clients) which are produced in the UK by company's that have an active and effective sustainability programme and to generally reuse or upcycle whatever we can whenever we can. 

Being sustainable is an ongoing story, it never ends and there is no one solution that fits all. All we can do is take baby steps forward and be aware of how we are impacting our precious world importantly, how we can lessen that impact at every stage of the design and make process. As the saying goes, there is no Planet B.

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