Walking Meetings

Meet & Walk & Talk We’ve all sat through long meetings, feeling hot & stuffy and, no matter how interesting the subject matter, worrying that you might just nod off. How much better can you feel going out into the fresh air & (ever hopeful) sunshine? As we spend a majority of the working day glued to a screen (& even more when we get home too), walking meetings may be more beneficial than ever before. Have a meeting on the go doesn’t have to be a big commitment. It may take a little longer, but there are so many benefits. The plus points Clearly, you get a bit of easy physical activity – helps your general health & immediately lifts your mood Can promote inspiration & even clarity just from being in a new setting It can help you focus (after all it’s difficult to walk & text) A slightly more relaxed setting can put staff at ease, allowing them to open up...
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Clean Air Day 2018

Clean Air Day 2018 It’s important to get your colleagues involved in your Environmental Management System. Running a campaign (ideally reflecting national or international ones) provides a good focus. 21st June is Clean Air Day. Run by Global Action Plan, this year the campaign’s theme is cutting one pollution source – traffic. Achieving clean air requires millions of people to decide to travel differently around our cities and towns; make it easy for them to change with this one first step. I ran my first transport campaign years ago, with a Car Free Breakfast for people coming on foot, by public transport, bike or motorcycle. Once we even got someone come along in a husky sledge! Here are some more ideas you might try: Take it EV. Get electric car drivers to take a colleague or a neighbour for a spin, so that they are encouraged to choose an EV (electric vehicle) when they upgrade. Meet virtually. Do you really need to travel to...
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Ecodriving training

Ecodriving training

Ecodriving training To save money when driving it’s not just down to your choice of vehicle – your driving techniques make a big difference in fuel efficiency.   Being heavy on the pedals. Not thinking ahead. Not using gears correctly. All these increase fuel consumption and make for a less smooth ride.   Can your company benefit from ecodriving training?   Ecodriving training can help provide: reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions increased MPG by up to 15% reduced risk of vehicle accidents reduced vehicle wear and tear get your staff involved in your environmental work.   “Since the training took place, fuel consumption has reduced across our fleet by more than 20 per cent. Some of which is from efficiencies gained from our vehicle replacement programme, which accounts for about 8% of the fleet per annum, but the remainder is generally felt to be from better driving practices. When a fleet uses about 200,000 litres of fuel a year, as we do, this soon adds up.” Rob Newman, Service...
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