As well as putting Green Element’s passion for environmental protection into practice, we have made a commitment to helping society and to helping our staff enrich their lives and the lives of others.
Underpinning this commitment is our policy of spending as much time as possible giving back to the wider community in a variety of ways, chief of which is our ‘working for a better world’ initiative, allowing every member of Green Element’s staff to spend one day each month working pro bono or as a volunteer for a registered charity of their choice. You can follow our charity activities on the blog.
Nominated by Green Element MD William Richardson
Will is Chairman and non-executive custodian of not-for-profit association British Kitesports, the official governing body for kitesurfing and other kitesports in the UK. Some of their core activities include liaising with councils and landowners to maintaining safe beach and land access and launch zones for kiteflyers; promoting safe kite-flying practices; developing kitesports training schemes and a BKSA schools network; and funding and coaching young talent.
Nominated by Environmental Management Analyst Jillian Watts
An environmental charity dedicated to preserving and protecting Britain’s beautiful wetlands – a primary source of drinking water for wildlife and people – through its nine Wetland Centres, the WWT also works to promote sustainable living. It is also one of the world’s leading scientific conservation institutions in its field. Each year, 50,000 children – including 15,000 from disadvantaged areas – learn about water and the environment at WWT centres. Jillian works as a volunteer research analyst, helping identify barriers to participation in the free school visits scheme; as a former teacher, she recognises the positive influence hands-on learning and access to green space can have on a child’s growth – academically, socially and physically.
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Green Element delivered precisely what they said they would. In the first year after working with Will and Green Element, we saved 600 kg of carbon emissions per employee. We also achieved an annual saving of £250,000 in that first year as well as attaini