As you’d expect! All employees are encouraged and rewarded for recycling, travelling sustainably and taking steps to improve their wellbeing through our very own JUMP scheme. There’s also the staff bonus scheme, an extra days holiday for every year you’re with us (that’s in addition to the standard holiday!) and a constant supply of fresh fruit.
Working to deliver our JUMP programmes is like having a new job everyday. We’re still quite a small, tight-knit team so from day to day we all muck in together and help each other out. One day I’ll be planning a launch event with one of our client and the next I’ll be discussing the features we’d like to add to our web platform with our tech team. There’s a great atmosphere in the office as we’re all encouraged to think creatively and share our ideas – it creates a real sense of camaraderie. Our clients benefit from this too as we’re always flexible and willing to try new things.
Prior to JUMP, Graham was the founding chief executive of Trees for Cities, and now chairs the charity’s Board of Trustees. He is a Managing Partner for Local Green Points LLP; a member of the Forestry Commission’s Advisory Committee for London; and has advised a number of companies on green issues (eg CNN, Time Out).
Graham co-founded Green Rewards, JUMP's parent compnay, believing that less stick and more carrot was needed to incentivise people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles. Other previous positions include communications director at The RSA, relationship marketing manager for British Airways and english lecturer at Chongqing University in China. In early 2011 Graham co-founded Local Green Points LLP, to help local authorities engage their residents on waste and recycling.
Top Tip: Graham makes use of scrap paper for internal office notes, reducing waste and saving money on post-its.
Josh graduated from the University of Exeter in 2011 with a BSc in Geography before returning to pursue further studies with a MSc in Sustainable Development; Climate Change and the Environment.
Josh has a keen interest in sustainable workplaces and how sustainability is communicated. Joining the JUMP team in January 2013, Josh previously held experience with the NUS Green Impact scheme as well e-commerce websites.
Josh is particularly involved in JUMP, run by Green Rewards, which encourages sustainable behaviour amongst employees by providing them with incentives for taking positive steps in the workplace.
Top Tip: Have a last one out checklist - the last person to leave the office should double check that all lights, computers and other office equipment gets switched off.
Dottie developed a keen interest in sustainability while studying Earth Sciences at University College London where she was able to tailor her degree to issues of climate change, land use change and environmental policy.
Since joining Green Rewards in early 2016, Dottie has progressed to Client Services Manager with responsibility for overseeing the successful delivery of JUMP and Local Green Points programmes for private sector, local authority and university clients.
In her own time, Dottie volunteers at the People’s Fridge, London’s first Community Fridge, located in the heart of Brixton. The Fridge is a space where local people and businesses can leave unwanted or unsold surplus food which hungry people can take for free.
In 2018, Dottie was proud to receive 35 under 35 status, an award recognising and celebrating the achievements of the top 35 individuals under the age of 35 working in the waste and recycling industry.
Robin graduated from the University of Surrey with a BA in Politics; a degree with a tailored focus on sustainable policy. Before joining us he complimented his academic knowledge base by accumulating a year's managerial experience in related fields.
As Business Development Manager, Robin works with prospective clients to ensure that get they get the maximum impact from their engagement programme. Robin helps companies and universities to translate their ambitions into deliverable and measureable results.
Top tip: Buy organic and fairtrade teas and coffees for the office
After graduating in 2013 from the University of Brighton with a BA in Globalisation: History, Politics, Culture, Bethany worked as a research intern for the Robertsbridge Group before joining Tem JUMP in November 2013.
Her degree gave her a wide overview of the changing world, including the impact globalisation has had, and continues to have, on the environment. From this, she developed a strong interest in positive environmental actions.
Beth oversees the digital communications for clients’ JUMP schemes, sourcing and producing content for the website and e-newsletters. She is also responsible for running the JUMP blog and social media accounts.
Top tip: Beth uses a pedometer to make sure she is keeping active enough throughout the day.
Bradley graduated from the University of the West of England in 2013 with a BA in Geography. A tailored degree around sustainability, resource use and the environment.
Before joining Green Rewards in August 2016 he gained extensive experience in the sustainability sector. This includes working with Dudley Council to combat fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency with vulnerable residents, as well as the implementation of a new waste and recycling collection service with Keep Britain Tidy.
Bradley manages and delivers projects for Local Green Points, which encourages local residents to change their recycling habits.
Top tip: Eating a plant based diet makes a big difference to your carbon footprint, and is a great way to try delicious new food!
Allegra graduated with an MA in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, where she completed her dissertation in the field of environmental ethics, exploring issues surrounding land and marine ecosystem value.
Whilst studying in Edinburgh and the Netherlands, Allegra volunteered for a number of environmental not-for profit organisations, namely the Swap and Reuse Hub in Edinburgh and Guerilla Kitchen in the Netherlands.
After completing an internship at an energy consultancy firm, H2H, at the end of 2017, Allegra joined Green Rewards as Business Development Coordinator at the beginning of 2018. As part of the Business Development team, Allegra works with prospective clients and partners to ensure that they gain the most value from an environmental engagement programme and understand the importance of behaviour change in tackling environmental issues.
Top Tip: Allegra brings her own little bags for fruit, veg and bakery goods to save on plastic packaging.
Rebecca graduated with a degree in Zoological Sciences from the University of Edinburgh. Her studies covered a breadth of modules incorporating Environmental Science, Sustainable Development and Natural Resource Management. These courses allowed her to develop an understanding as to how the consumption of natural resources can inflict our ecosystems and the means by which this can be addressed from a social perspective.
She gained valuable experience working with a sustainable start-up in Sydney, during a year spent studying at the University of Sydney. The company purchased unsold, wonky vegetables from local farmers to create “socially good jars of chutney”, this showed her how important social and environmental responsibility is, from a business perspective, in tackling climate change.
As Communications and Project Manager, Rebecca manages JUMP projects, press and digital communications, including writing the weekly blog.
Top tip: As a keen coffee drinker, Rebecca always uses her reusable coffee cup to help reduce waste and plastic use.
Ed has been a lawyer for over 20 years and now runs his own business, The Legal Director. He acts as legal director for a number of small and growing businesses. Ed is a keen triathlete and loves to use his bike for commuting and running local errands. Ed has a young family and he is concerned about what sort of world the next generation will inherit. Ed believes firmly in JUMP's “carrot not stick” approach to incentivising green behaviour and hopes it will help to encourage more people to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
Top tip: Give your eyes regular rests from the PC by practising 10:10:10 - Every 10 minutes focus on something more than 10 feet away for just 10 seconds.
Lawrence started to live more sustainably once he had children. As is often the case, when there’s a major change in your life, you review other aspects of your life-style and start to make changes. That’s exactly what Lawrence did and, he finds that those small changes have added up to some very healthy habits.
Lawrence loves all of the sustainable products and experiences available in the eShop, especially knowing he can enjoy them without having to worry about whether they are really sustainable. He is also keen to donate his JUMP points to charity so this is an attractive aspect of JUMP for him.
Top tip: When talking with a disinterested colleague about sustainable behaviours, try and be light-hearted - a bit of humour goes a long way to engaging people who might otherwise dismiss the subject!
Mark specialises in corporate compliance and runs a corporate service business in London advising the boards of businesses in a wide variety of sectors including shipping, energy, media and aviation. He is an associate of the Association of International Accountants (for whom he also act as a quality advisor) and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. He is also a director of a global energy trader.
Mark is a keen sailor and loves outdoor activities. He lives in the countryside with his young family. He also has a keen interest in bee-keeping and hopes to soon own his own colony!
Top tip: Take the strain away from your eyes by making sure your screen is always an arm's length away.
After completing a degree in graphic design Phil has gained over 10 years experience in web design and print design, working in agencies and as an in-house designer, as well as working freelance for a variety of clients.
Phil sees Green Rewards as a great company to be part of as it supports his views that changes around green behaviour need to happen but are not always as easy and practical as we would like. He is keen to see JUMP helping to tackle these issues in the workplace.
Top tip: Use leftovers from dinner to pack a healthy lunch for your work day - you can even build this into part of a weekly meal plan.
Philippa runs an environmental consultancy called Low and Behold, that specialises in all things related to local communities and their resources. It covers a wide range of areas, from helping a rural community develop the country's first community-owned anaerobic digester to supporting the formation of new social enterprises in urban areas. She is an active member and promoter of the third sector and partnership working. With its corporate partners, Low and Behold actively finds alternative uses for branded products that would otherwise go to landfill, from event T-shirts to marathon medals.
Philippa contributes to the public debate on resource management, the third sector and the co-operative movement in the media and at public events. She combines on-the-ground experience with policy development at the national level. Philippa is also a member of Glas Cymru, the only not-for-profit water company in the UK, a director of the BPR Group and an affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management.
Top tip: Keep hydrated to help avoid an afternoon slump in productivity.
As the managing director of Richmond Towers Communications, the longest established public relations consultancy in the UK, Rob is increasingly involved in his clients’ sustainability initiatives, particularly in food, energy and waste. Working with Green Rewards is a natural extension of this activity and Rob has been a keen supporter of the business since its launch. He is a member of the Chartered Institutes of both Marketing and Public Relations and worked as a journalist for 10 years, and has been a charity trustee in North Norfolk for the last five.
Top tip: Avoid creating extra waste from disposable cups by making sure there are enough office mugs and glasses for everyone in the workplace.
Matt is the chair of the Sustainability Advisory Panel. As an environmental scientist, Matt works on a range of carbon management and sustainability consultancy projects. He founded the award-winning CarbonLimited programme at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) which carried out research and experimentation into policy ideas for reducing personal carbon emissions.
Matt has become a regular commentator on public engagement in climate change for a number of broadcast and print media and has worked closely with UK government on policy development. Matt also has a strong interest in built environment sustainability, with national firsts to his name for green roof and solar energy projects.
Top tip: Stretch regularly throughout the working day to keep your muscles warm and recharge.
As Head of London College of Fashion, Frances prioritises sustainability projects. She is Chair of the Conference for Higher Education in Art and Design (CHEAD) with a special focus on social inclusion and employability.
Recent events at the college include a series of events entitled ‘Is Green the New Black?’ encouraging people to be both fashionable and eco-conscious. Clothes swaps, discussions and wardrobe audits were on the creative menu. In addition to Green Rewards, Frances advises stakeholders such as the UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
Frances received an OBE for her contribution to the fashion and arts industries and her continued commitment to expanding and improving educational opportunities within those industries.
Top tip: Take phone calls outside in the fresh air and sunshine.
Chief Executive of The Travel Foundation - the British sustainable tourism charity - Sue Hurdle's travel career began with Thomas Cook. After a number of years in mainstream travel and then specialising in sustainable tourism, Sue led an initiative to persuade the UK’s leading travel companies that corporate responsibility really is good for business. In 2003, backed by UK government and some of travel’s household names, this initiative was launched as The Travel Foundation - the world's first industry partnership to help companies put sustainable tourism into practice and bring greater benefits to the people and environments of holiday destinations.
Today, the organisation works in 17 countries and has 500 members, representing industry (multi-national companies, independent tour operators, travel agents, airlines), government, NGOs and research bodies focused on sustainable tourism.
Top tip: Don't skip breaks - taking a break can give you energy and improve your focus and productivity.
In 2007, Leona was project manager for the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act commemoration events. This gave her an understanding of the importance of promoting the Fairtrade industry and led to her setting up BestFairtrade.com.
As the managing director of BestFairtrade.com, Leona aims to raise awareness of the huge range of Fairtrade products available and also to promote smaller businesses. BestFairtrade.com is the only web-based directory for Fairtrade products.
After graduating in International Business, Leona worked in Hong Kong and India where she gained first hand experience of trading in the textile industry. Leona is also a governor of a C of E primary school in Central London.
Top tip: Build your journey to and from work into your exercise regime. You could try jogging home from work a few times a week.
A sustainability specialist with two decades of professional experience in sustainable energy, climate change and carbon foot printing, Paula has a PhD in Climate Change Chemistry from the University of Oxford, as well as a Masters in Information Science from City University, London.
Her career covers the academic, public, charitable, governmental and corporate sectors including eight years with the Energy Saving Trust before setting up Paula Owen Consulting in 2010. Her publications include Decommissioning the Brent Spar, The Rise of the Machines, Ampere Strikes Back and Elephant in the Living Room. Paula is proud to have led the project that developed the first official UK Government’s carbon calculator for the domestic sector, the award winning Act on CO2 Calculator.
Top tip: Walking all of part of your journey to work helps wake you up before a day at the office. If you have to commute, try parking a little further away or getting off one stop earlier.
Dr Paul Pritchard is a corporate responsibility specialist who is a registered Principal Environmental Auditor, Chartered Environmentalist and a Chartered Chemist. He studied chemistry and the environment followed by research in metal pollution. Initial work on contaminated land and water was followed by a range of roles in environmental consultancy before joining RSA as an environmental specialist in 1997. After a period working in the Group Corporate Centre he joined the UK business in 2006 as Head of Corporate Responsibility. He is a non executive director of IEMA and serves on the management committee of the insurance sector climate change initiative Climatewise. His principal publications are Environmental Risk Management (2000) and Managing Environmental Risks and Liabilities (1994).
Top tip: If you are finding work stressful, join an exercise class such as yoga to help keep you relaxed and energised outside the office.
Adam is an enabler, writer, facilitator, connector and consultant supporting individuals and organisations to become environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. He has 20 years of commercial experience, with ten of those being in sustainability. He is well known for his broad knowledge of sustainability, deep understanding of engaging stakeholders and ability to empower change.
Examples of the dozens of organisations in private, public and third sectors that Adam has worked with are PwC, Allianz Insurance, Network Rail, Wessex Water, The Jockey Club, First Direct Bank, Royal Mail, Westminster University and East Riding NHS.
The success of these projects were ultimately due to Adam’s desire to understand the client, their needs, underlying narratives, challenges and opportunities.
Adam’s favourite product from the e-shop is the Eco Pulse Shower Head, as he loves a good shower as soon as he wakes up, and the water pressure is rubbish in his flat!
Rachel recently graduated with an MSc in Sustainable Cities from King’s College London. During this time she studied issues of sustainable urban design, ecosystem management, and climate change, which allowed her to develop an understanding of environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Her MSc dissertation covered topics of food education, social sustainability and health inequalities in urban environments.
Rachel joined Green Rewards in 2018 as our Customer Service Coordinator. She is responsible for providing customer service through resolving incoming enquiries, aiding the smooth running of our projects and schemes.
Maeve developed a keen interest in Sustainability whilst studying Chemistry at The University of York and spent her industrial placement year developing waste water treatment solutions at Voltea in the Netherlands. After this she completed a Masters in Green Chemistry at Imperial College London. Her research there looked at photosynthesis in plants, in the hope that this will aid in the design of new solar technologies.
Maeve wants to use her scientific background to promote awareness about environmental issues. She joined JUMP because she recognises the need to encourage sustainable practice. Her main roles include corporate communications, business development and monitoring and analysis for our JUMP clients.
Top tip: Recycling doesn’t just have to happen in the home, so get separate bins for the office so you can recycle as much waste as possible.
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