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Helping environment while on lockdown…

April 22, 2020

With current coronavirus pandemic restrictions, it seems as majority of us will be spending a significantly larger portion of our time indoors than we would normally spend. This is already having a beneficial effect on the environment, since the falling energy demands and reduced number of cars on the road mean that less emissions are ejected into our atmosphere.

As the scientific community battles to find ways to tackle the spread of COVID-19, we can all do our bit to ensure the #stayathome has a beneficial effect on the planet as well. Here are a handful of suggestions on how you can do your bit to help the environment during the quarantine period.

Save energy

Where possible, turn the lights off if you don’t need them, turn off plugs with charges that are not in use and remember that television on standby is still using energy, so turn it off when you go to bed! We’d also recommend to get into the habit and carry on the good practice even after the quarantine.

Shorter Showers

The average shower takes approximately 8 mins, which is approximately 60 litres of water per person for each shower or just over 4 billion litres per shower across the whole population in UK. So even if we shorten our showers by only 1 minute, we would save more than 500 millions litres of water per shower! Makes you think, doesn’t it?

Be kind to the bees

Bees have been in decline across Britain and beyond for several years now. With spring on our doorstep, it’s time to give them a helping hand by planting seeds for the flowers they love best in your garden. If you don’t have one, you can always make the most of your windowsills and place pots filled with the best plants for pollinators on them.

Feed the birds!

Birds also play a vital role in our ecosystem and feeding them couldn’t be easier. You can either purchase a feeding station or birdbox from a garden centre online or, if you prefer, make your own! Again, a garden is preferable to undertake this particular task, but it’s not a necessity if space is at a premium. Your window ledge can serve its purpose here, too.

Source: Environmental Technology 

Being a chain of green conference venues, we’d like to encourage our readers and peers to follow these tips in aid to help the environment.

Event though our sustainable conference venues are not currently operational, we are hoping to be back in our green event spaces very soon! Once the lockdown is over and we can start hosting events once again, we would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about our green conference rooms, training facilities, meeting venues and workshop rooms for your next event at our sustainable and unique event venues! Just give us a call and we’d be delighted to help with your future non-virtual conference enquiry!

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