Leeds trust pledges energy savings of £2.5m a year

Vital Energi and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have entered into a 15-year partnership which will generate energy savings of £2.5m a year at St James Hospital. The contract is a turnkey solution providing design, build, operation, and maintenance services for the hospital. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest health organisations […] the full article

Campaign calls on NHS England to step up its support

The NHS Sustainability Campaign is calling on NHS England to do more to support staff who are saving it money. Following last week’s speech by NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens ahead of the Clean Air Summit, the Campaign is calling on Mr Stevens to recognise the hard work already being shown by Estates Managers […] the full article

NHS Sustainability Campaign partners with Refill company

The NHS Sustainability Day Campaign is pleased to announce a partnership with Refill company City to Sea. The Community Interest Company are campaigning to prevent plastic pollution at source.   City to Sea was founded by Natalie Fee in 2015. Nat is an award-winning author, broadcaster, producer and environmental campaigner. Her expertise is in communicating […] the full article

Packaging waste ‘immediate priority’ in Defra strategy

Manufacturers of packaging and other consumer products face increased costs for the recycling and disposal of their goods – as government seeks to carry out a major overhaul of the producer responsibility regimes for waste.   The focus on waste costs, which has long been anticipated within the waste and recycling sector, comes as part […] the full article

Climate change: Report says ‘cut lamb and beef’

The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced by between a fifth and a half to help combat climate change, a report says. The shift is needed, the government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change (CCC) maintains, because beef and lamb produce most farm greenhouse gases. The report foresees an increase in […] the full article

Popular Sheffield Practice reduces its carbon footprint and wins prestigious award

Dedicated staff at GP practice, Richmond Medical Centre, are celebrating after winning a prestigious environmental award.   The popular centre, in the East of Sheffield, has won the the highly coveted Royal College of General Practitioners’ South Yorkshire Practice of the Year Award for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Dr Honey Smith, speaking […] the full article