South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to reduce its carbon emissions by 25% by 2015.
As a part of the trust’s carbon management plan, it is holding an environmental awareness event, to launch ‘Green Choices’, at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough on Thursday 22 November between 11.30am and 3.30pm.
The event will be held in the hospital’s atrium and will be open to staff, patients and visitors providing advice on energy efficiency measures, waste and recycling, transport and water conservation.
Rajni Sisodiya, energy and sustainability advisor for the trust, said “This campaign aims to raise awareness among staff, patients and visitors on how to become sustainable at home and at work. We want our staff to understand that little things like tuning off lights and heating when not required as well as, reporting leaks, waste segregation and recycling will help us reduce our carbon emissions and save money which can be used for patient care. We will be recruiting staff carbon champions on the day and our aim is to have one champion in every ward and department”.
Middlesbrough Council along with colleagues from Middlesbrough Environment City will also be on hand to promote how they are engaging with the community to help individuals make the right green choices ensuring that they are not only helping to reduce carbon emissions in their own homes and buildings but ultimately make significant financial savings too. As part of the Council’s commitment through its endorsed One Planet Living strategy officers will offer practical advice and guidance on reducing energy consumption, reducing waste and finding sustainable ways to travel.
Representatives from Northumbrian Water and SITA will be there to provide information on water conservation, waste and recycling.
Anyone who would like more information on event including becoming a carbon champion please contact Rajni Sisodiya on 01642 282866