Step Up Programme
Our Step Up programme provides the opportunity for all of us to engage each other in the issues we care most about, reminding us that our individual actions count. Some past initiatives include:
Agriculture is responsible for 10% of the world’s C02 emissions. And meat is having an increasingly significant impact as huge areas of forest are destroyed to make way for grazing pastures or crops to feed livestock. Our Meat-free Monday campaign encouraged us all to think about the impact of what we eat and provided tips on how to break our habits.
Each year in London, we throw away 900,000 tonnes of food from our homes, of which 60% is good food and drink that we could have enjoyed, amounting to £1.4 billion of food destined for the bin! Waste-free Wednesdays have focused on food waste and the daily challenge of packaging as well as how to optimise our recycling behaviours and reduce landfill from our offices.
The average number of times a garment is worn before it ceases to be used has decreased by 36% in 15 years. We hijacked the concept of Dress-down Friday and turned it into a weekly challenge to wear something vintage, second hand, handmade, passed down/on, swapped, 100% organic, from the back of the wardrobe…
There is growing body of evidence that sedentary behaviour can increase the risk of a range of chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure as well as the more well known back pain. Some experts have gone as far as saying that ‘sitting is the new smoking’.
A Reboot series of initiatives around exercise, diet and hobbies encouraged us to rethink our routines for a better work/life balance and a healthier body and mind.
In our never ending quest for self improvement, our book club alternates fact and fiction connected to the world of sustainability. Book club evenings happen to coincide with free bar night.
For more about our Step Up programme please read our UN COP 2017 declaration.
Average time spent on Step Up per person each year
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