“It’s is our collective and individual responsibility…to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live” Dalai Lama
We at Aveley Lodge we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible, after all, we must all protect our planet as it’s what we all have in common and it’s our only home!
Change starts at home. We reuse and recycle what we can within the strict constraints of the hygiene and health and safety laws placed upon the care industry. We encourage our staff to walk, cycle and lift share to get to and from work and any leased company cars are electric or dual fuel to reduce our carbon emissions. We’re also installing electric charge points to support these. We limit the use of plastic where we can; for example, our residents use paper straws with their drinks and our food delivery companies have a commitment to using zero plastic bags. Around the home, we use energy efficient light bulbs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage lights and any electrical items to be turned off fully when not in use. Staff are encouraged to use paper efficiently, only print what is needed and record as much as possible digitally and to use reusable cups rather than single use, plastic bottles.
We have consciously tried to exclude from our food stock, any products that use palm oil ingredients and where this is simply not possible, we actively source items that are from a sustainably resourced palm oil plantation so as to proactively control the use of this destructive component. We use only 100% locally grown and sourced organic fruit and vegetables in our meals and our residents gardening club plant and harvest vegetables grown within our own garden. We also encourage our staff, resident’s and their families to be environmentally conscious within and outside of our home of the benefits of recycling and discourage the use of products containing palm oil and plastics.