Thirteen highlights its action against climate change on Earth Day

Thirteen is highlighting how it has set firm foundations to reduce its environmental impact on Earth Day and is encouraging everyone to take action against climate change.

Earth Day

22 Apr 2021

The annual international event has been marked on 22 April since it began in 1970, to raise awareness about climate change and to drive action to reduce the negative impact on the environment.

This year’s theme ‘Restore our Earth’ urges everyone to not only focus on how we can reduce our impact on the planet, but how we might actively repair the world’s ecosystems with emerging green technologies, natural processes and innovative thinking.

It’s been around one year since the launch of Thirteen’s Take Control campaign, which aims to make the organisation more environmentally conscious and get colleagues on board in helping stamp out its direct carbon emissions, to achieve its goals to becoming a much greener organisation, in line with the government’s target of 100 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.

Head of environmental sustainability Samantha Granger said: “We’ve set firm foundations and we’re taking real action.

“From piloting new technology in our homes as we move towards our goal of becoming carbon neutral, opening a unique environmental centre to give us complete control over our waste management and we’re continuing to work on community projects to improve the environment.

“It’s up to all of us to help restore our Earth. We all have the ability to make a difference, but this can only happen when we work together.

“Reducing our carbon footprint is everyone’s responsibility and what we’ve achieved is testament to how colleagues are focussing on working together to make a positive impact.”