Transport accounts for around a quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, so travelling sustainably is one of the most important things you do to cut down your carbon footprint.
Walking and cycling are the greenest options for commuting to work, with zero emissions associated to these forms of transport. But if you live far away from work and walking or cycling isn’t an option for you, there are still plenty of things you can do to make your journey in a car more energy efficient and less harmful to the planet.
Last year was a fantastic year for Green Rewards, with some truly outstanding achievements for our JUMP programme. We’re proud to share our highlights from 2017 with you below, and look forward to the exciting opportunities 2018 will bring.
1. JUMP welcomes 3 new Universities
If you’ve been watching Blue Planet II you’re one of over 14.1 million viewers who have also been delighted by the scenes of polar bear cubs, giant glowing fish and surfing dolphins. Since its debut on the 29th October, the series has become the most-watched TV show of 2017 so far, beating Strictly Come Dancing and the X factor.
Our sustainability and wellbeing programme at Swansea University has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2018 Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards, in the Engagement and Behaviour change category.
The Edie awards celebrate sustainability excellence and innovation and we are thrilled that Swansea University’s programme has been recognised for its positive impact and achievements at the university.
The programme, named SWell, uses an innovative online platform and app to motivate employees to take part in sustainability and wellbeing activities. Through team work, friendly competition and rewards for participating teams and individuals, these sustainable steps become embedded in the university culture.
Since its introduction at the university just over a year ago, the SWell programme has seen over 23,000 kg of CO2 saved from employees travelling sustainably, a 19% reduction in carbon intensity, over 105,000 ...
We spend an average of 8.8 hours a day at work - for many of us it's much more than that - so it’s extremely important to think about how we can improve employee mental health and wellbeing in the office.
It may seem like a daunting topic, but there are actually a lot of simple and effective ways to promote better mental wellbeing for your employees both at work and outside the office.
The JUMP Employee Engagement Programme at RBS will be presented at the annual RWM exhibition next week. Michael Lynch from RBS and Graham Simmonds from the JUMP team, will be delivering a presentation on September 12th about the success of the programme, sourced through the Innovation Gateway.
The presentation, titled: ‘JUMP’ into action – how RBS saved 5% on its energy bills through colleague engagement, will discuss how JUMP’s flexible approach, innovative technology and engagement expertise was able to increase team building and motivation and save the bank 5% on its energy bills through colleague engagement.
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