A GREEN-friendly St Annes firm is not only looking to its own bright future – but also that of the planet.
The UK’s leading energy consultant Inenco is doing its bit to promote Earth Week this week.
The Green Team at its St Andrews Road North head office – which employs 150 staff – has set a different activity for staff every day to encourage more eco-friendly behaviour.
From making sure they turn PCs and monitors off overnight to raising money for an insect house, Inenco employees have been challenged to improve their awareness of a range of environmental issues.
Earth Week is dedicated to increasing appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment.
This year it is taking place from Monday, April 16 to Sunday, April 22.
Danielle Edwards is leader of the Inenco Green Team.
The Green Team was formed in 2006 with the aim of increasing awareness of climate change and encouraging energy efficiency and recycling, in Inenco’s offices and local communities.
She told the Express: “Supporting green initiatives like Earth Week provides us with a great opportunity to raise awareness amongst our staff about climate change and how just making a small change in our everyday lives can make a big difference.”
She added: “The activities we have planned for Earth Week will encourage our staff to recycle, travel greener to and from work and become more energy efficient in the office. It will be fun for our staff to take part.”
Tomorrow, for example, staff will be asked to sign a ‘petition fish’ in support of The Wildlife Trust’s Living Seas project which aims to protect marine wildlife in the Irish Sea.
The firm has a giant plastic fish with hundreds of silver scales – employees sign a scale and place it on the fish.
In addition it will be Dress Down Friday, with staff paying £1 to dress down for work in aid of The Wildlife Trust.
Meanwhile, several local businesses have offered competition prizes for all the staff that take part.
The Dalmeny Hotel, St Annes, is giving away a pizza for two and a bottle of at Bar Indigo, plus a facial or back massage at Spa Dalmeny; Crescent Yoga Studio in St Annes is offering a free yoga lesson; and complimentary coffee and cake for two can be won for Pink Vanilla Patisserie, Lytham.