Green Week 2016 Blog: Better Travel Thursday and Feel Good Friday

Green Week 2016 Blog: Better Travel Thursday and Feel Good Friday

A two day round-up to end our 6th annual Green Week, highlighting what we got up to on Thursday and Friday. Expect more food, foraging, swarming bees, yoga and of course, Euro 2016 football glory (and football woes).

Better Travel Thursday

Foraging for Food

Our Bath studio went foraging in Rainbow woods on the outskirts of the city. They managed to find wild garlic and plenty of elderflower, the latter of which will be made into cordial (apparently it goes very well in a gin and tonic).

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There was also a talk at Bath University by Craig White of White Architecture, which looked at creating buildings that ‘lock-up’ carbon in their structure; Utilising Timber straw and lime.

Sustainable Travel Survey

We reviewed our company travelling habits. How have we done since the Resident Parking Zone was introduced in Bristol? Can Manchester travel more sustainably than last year’s tandem cycle?

Commuting

173 people took part in the survey, with 70% using sustainable methods of commuting. A number people showed interest in setting up car sharing groups which will be investigated further in our regional offices, helping reduce our carbon footprint even further.

In Manchester, those who travelled sustainably were treated to a ‘locally sourced’ breakfast (Lurpack, bananas, Innocent smoothie…), and an excuse for even more food!

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Euro 2016 – England v Wales

What better way to save energy and reduce our carbon emissions by turning off a few PC’s and sitting around one screen for the football. Sorry Cardiff!

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Feel Good Friday

The last day of Green Week is for celebrating, and based on this year’s food theme, what better way to end the week than a BBQ and pedal powered smoothies in the Bristol garden, an ‘indoor picnic’ in rainy Plymouth and a breakfast TED talk, followed by yoga in the park in London.

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