Our day-to-day business eco policy
• No printing of business documents, correspondance or paperwork unless totally necessary,
• All correspondance by email and electronic documents unless totally necessary,
• Use of recycled paper only for essential printing,
• All office equipment turned off at the wall, outside office hours,
• Use of home-based garden designers only - to eliminate commuting,
• No garden site visits, with clients conducting surveys - for minimum vehicle usage.
Our business as a whole is low impact with remote working, home-based garden designers, communicating electronically with clients - so no unnecessary garden site visits.
We don't pretend with 'Carbon Offsetting' programs
We DO NOT support 'Carbon Offsetting' as we believe it actively encourages environmental damage. To quote Charlie Kronick, head of Greenpeace's climate and energy campaign...
"The truth is, once you've put a tonne of CO2 into the atmosphere there's nothing off-setting can do to stop it changing our climate."
Carbon Offsetting prolongs our damaging habits, so we don't have any motivation to stop and ignorance is not an excuse! Reducing energy usage is the key, not simply paying for the privilage.
We don't pretend to be zero impact, because no business (or household) can be, but we are committed to making the lowest impact possible - so our business produces minimal C02 emmissions.
Our Green Garden Designing policy
We also have a responsibility to inform, encourage and influence our clients and suppliers to create eco-aware gardens from sustainable product sources. We are committed now, and in the future to;
• Encourage wherever possible the use of water storage, recycling and composting,
• Always specify planting suitable for specific conditions - to reduce watering requirements,
• Promote the use of more garden space dedicated to veg growing and increased self-suficiency,
• Wherever possible, specify British sourced products - to keep 'product miles' to a minimum,
• Only use FSC timber products made from forests certified by Forest Stewardship Council.
If you have any suggestions on how we can reduce our impact further, please