We declared our own climate emergency on Thursday 4th July 2019 and committed to further reduce our carbon usage in line with ambitious targets.
Our latest figures show FSC achieved over 65% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 – much better than the 40% target we set ourselves in 2011.
Switching to greener, off-grid sources of energy has been key to our success in reducing our carbon footprint. Efforts have also focused on building infrastructure and managing heat loss at centres, replacing our vehicle fleet with more energy efficient cars and reducing travel time for staff.
“It’s clear that environmental sustainability should be at the top of the Government’s agenda when it comes to prioritising spending. Supporting environmental education, sustainable development, cleaner industry and a movement towards a low-carbon economy is absolutely essential.”Mark Castle, FSC CEO
We source our energy from Ecotricity, one of the UK’s greenest energy suppliers and are a part of their ‘Green Team’.
The following FSC centres have been awarded the Food for Life Served Here Bronze Award:
FSC Blencathra, FSC Castle Head, FSC Dale Fort, FSC Flatford Mill, FSC Juniper Hall, FSC Malham Tarn, FSC Margam, FSC Millport, FSC Nettlecombe Court, FSC Orielton, FSC Preston Montford, FSC Rhyd-y-creuau and FSC Slapton Ley.
The award recognises organisations which go the extra mile to make sure children are receiving healthy, nutritious and sustainable meals.
Each year FSC centres are able to choose and run projects which improve the charity’s environmental sustainability. Most projects improve our carbon emissions but it also allows our staff to make a difference.
From electric bikes and recylcing signage at FSC Slapton to a drinks water fountain at FSC Castle Head and a wellbeing walkway and hedgehog highway at FSC Rhyd-y-creuau and a host of other initiatives at other FSC centers, staff have been getting involved and coming up with ideas to help us be more sustainable and mindful of our carbon footprint.