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13Oct

Wellbeing in the Workplace – how to make your employees feel happier and more fulfilled

 
This week we’re proud to be supporting world Mental Health Day!

We spend an average of 8.8 hours a day at work - for many of us it's much more than that - so it’s extremely important to think about how we can improve employee mental health and wellbeing in the office.

 

 

It may seem like a daunting topic, but there are actually a lot of simple and effective ways to promote better mental wellbeing for your employees both at work and outside the office.

One simple way to do this is to offer incentives for employees to take part in regular exercise, whether that’s cycling to work, walking on their lunch break or taking part in an exercise classes.
 
Evidence shows that just one or two hours’ exercise a week is an extremely effective mood booster and coping
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10Oct

The hunt is on… for Warwickshire’s Recycling Champion of the Year

We’ve launched an exciting new contest for residents of Warwickshire County Council: Warwickshire’s Recycling Champion of the Year 2018. 

We’ve teamed up with Warwickshire Waste Partnership, to deliver the contest to residents in Warwickshire’s five districts and boroughs: Warwick, Stratford-on-Avon District, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough, Rugby Borough and North Warwickshire Borough.
 
 
 
The contest will engage residents in recycling more of their everyday household items and will be a fantastic opportunity to recognise and reward local recycling champions. There are plenty of prizes up for grabs for top recyclers, including a two night staycation in the luxury Lady Craven Suite at the Coombe Abbey hotel, provided by Shakespeare’s En
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29Sep

Recycling is worth it – and we can all do our bit!

This year’s Recycle Week has been a fantastic reminder of how recycling really is worth it! Your everyday household items can come back around as brand new products…but only if you remember to recycle them.

With this is mind we’ve brought you some of our insights into what some of the most common recycling mistakes are and how you can avoid them! 

Bathroom Blunders

 

It turns out that while many of us are enthusiastic recyclers in the kitchen, our inner eco-warrior tends to disappear pretty quickly in the bathroom. According to a recent Recycle Now poll, almost 90% of people regularly recycle from the kitchen, but only 52% say they regularly recycle from the bathroom. Once we are separated from our kitchen recycling bins, laziness kicks in and we are much less likely to make the effort to carry o
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25Sep

Recycle Week 2017 is here!

This week sees the launch of Recycle Week 2017. The annual UK-wide campaign is taking place all week from Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October.

This year’s theme ‘Recycling – it’s worth it!’ will use online videos and infographics to show the public that making the effort to recycle is environmentally and economically worth the time and effort.
 
The sub-theme ‘What goes around comes around’ will also be a core message being circulated in this week as part of the campaign, with videos featuring positive recycling feedback loops for everyday household items, from potatoes to shampoo bottles.
 
 
 
This year’s campaign will also raise awareness of items that can be recycled from all around the house, such as bathroom items which are often neglected. According to a recent Recycle Now poll, almost 90% of people claim to reg
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21Sep

JUMP & RBS co-present an Innovation Gateway case study at RWM Conference

 
Last week Michael Lynch from RBS and Graham Simmonds from the JUMP team presented the JUMP Employee Engagement Programme as a case study at the 2017 Recycling and Waste Management conference.
 
This year’s event was hosted in partnership with CIWM, at the NEC in Birmingham. The conference provided a platform for discussions and opportunities for collaboration to achieve a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. Attendees included experts and key players from the waste, energy, recycling and water sectors.  
 

The presentation focused on how RBS saved 5% on energy bills through the JUMP Employee Engagement Programme, which generated increased colleague engagement in sustainable behaviours.
 
The talk was attended by an engaged audience, and listeners were given
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06Sep

Charities, Challenges and Recycling Champions – a summer update from the team at Local Green Points

It’s been a really busy summer for us here Local Green Points, with plenty of highlights to share with you -  including the launch of our Food Waste challenge, door to door campaigns, charity cheque presentations, and new partners we’re excited to start working with.

Here’s a quick summary of what we’ve been up to over the past few months…
 
The Food Waste Challenge is live!
 
Our Food Waste Challenge is well and truly launched! The London Borough of Havering and the Borough of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk are the first of our Local Green Points schemes to launch the innovative online platform, which asks residents to make pledges based on the five food waste ‘themes’ identified by WRAP and offers tools and guidance to help them cut down their food waste. The Food Waste Challenge will also be launching in the London Boroughs of Camden and Waltham For
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01Sep

Looking towards a more efficient future: Team JUMP and RBS to speak at RWM Exhibition next week

 

The JUMP Employee Engagement Programme at RBS will be presented at the annual RWM exhibition next week. Michael Lynch from RBS and Graham Simmonds from the JUMP team, will be delivering a presentation on September 12th about the success of the programme, sourced through the Innovation Gateway.

 

 

The presentation, titled: ‘JUMP’ into action – how RBS saved 5% on its energy bills through colleague engagement, will discuss how JUMP’s flexible approach, innovative technology and engagement expertise was able to increase team building and motivation and save the bank 5% on its energy bills through colleague engagement.

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20Aug

5 technology hacks to save energy and money in your office

Remember what the world looked like in the 1990s? People used printed maps to find their way around. Texts contained phrases like ‘gr8’ and ‘C U l8er’. The only way to hear your favourite music over and over again was to buy a CD. Computers were the size and shape of a beach ball and your mobile phone only had three uses: making calls, writing texts and playing Snake.

In just two decades technology has completely changed the way we go about our work and personal lives. And with more money being invested in sustainable technologies than ever before, it only take a few clicks to find technological innovations that could reduce your organisation’s carbon footprint and increase your bottom line.

To inspire you, we’ve come up with some of our favourite, easy-to-implement innovations to make your office more sustainable.
 
1)      Smart printers
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11Aug

How to improve Community Recycling Rates - Bradley’s guide to a successful Door to Door campaign

 

Door to door campaigns are an excellent way to launch a recycling campaign and deliver key information to hard to reach target audiences.
 
Here at Local Green Points we are no stranger to door to door engagement campaigns, having canvassed over 600,000 households to date for our council clients.
 
So what makes a door to door recycling campaign successful?
 
Our Community and Outreach Manager, Bradley, shares some of his top tips for running and managing a successful campaign:
 
1)      Determine your area
 
A successful door to door campaign has a well-established target area and a well-planned strategy for reaching all households. Route-planning beforehand is therefore essential and makes the job
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04Aug

Are we on the way to Armageddon? – What Earth Overshoot Day means for mankind

Last week you might have spotted a few articles on Earth Overshoot Day, or noticed the hashtag #movethedate trending on Twitter. So what’s it all about? Well it’s not quite Armageddon, but brace yourself for some hard-hitting statistics

Earth Overshoot Day is the day that our global population consumes more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate. This year it fell on August 2nd, a whole week earlier than last year.  

Before the 1970s, the Earth was able to renew all of its resources spent by humans every year. But this year we have already used up our allowance for water, soil, clean air and other resources on Earth for the whole of 2017. In just 7 months, we have emitted more carbon than forests and oceans can absorb in a year, caught more fish than can be naturally replenished, felled more trees than forests can sequester and consumed more water than the Earth was able to produce in a year. We are consuming our nature at a r
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