Vivo Care Choices has signed up to all 10 green pledges as part of a campaign recently launched by Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA).
A Climate Emergency was declared by the Council in May 2019, with a plan for Cheshire West and Chester to become carbon neutral as a borough by 2045. The Green Pledges campaign encourages individuals and organisations to sign up to pledges, change their behaviours and create a greener and cleaner environment for all.
Vivo provides services for adults with learning disabilities and autism and older people, including those with dementia. The company launched its own Carbon Neutral Plan last year, aiming to become carbon neutral by 2025, and has now signed up to all 10 of the campaign’s suggested pledges.
- Flying – a commitment to reduce personal and business air flights
- Car emissions – reduce personal or business mileage or change to electric vehicles
- Consumption – proactively reduce consumption as an individual and/or organisation
- Reuse and recycle – increase your reuse and recycling of resources
- 100 per cent renewable energy – move towards using 100 per cent renewable energy sources
- Fossil fuels and high-carbon sectors – a rapid transition to reduced investment in all fossil fuels and high-carbon sectors
- Meat and dairy – reduce weekly meat and dairy consumption as an individual and/or organisation
- Food waste – reduce your food waste
- Protecting our trees – a commitment to planting and maintaining more trees
- Plastic free – a commitment to reduced plastic use
Alistair Jeffs, Managing Director of Vivo, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Green Pledges campaign and playing our part in the response to the Climate Emergency.
“Our Green team provides people with learning disabilities and autism with an opportunity to get involved with environmental projects. The team will be aiming to plant and maintain more trees than ever before as part of our pledge.
“We recently signed a renewable energy contract with Chester-based company Outsourced Utilities Limited and are engaging with Cheshire Food Hub’s Slow Cookers project, encouraging people in our services to use slow cookers to produce healthy meals and reduce food waste.
“We regularly issue information to our staff, people using our services and carers and family members about the small steps we can all take to create a greener and cleaner environment.
“We’re excited to be part of this campaign and see the difference we can all make through our pledges.”