Keeping Rainbow Trust green

It’s been an incredible two years since my first blog entry. The positive news is that our Green Team is still here, being strong and proactive!

Since then, some members of the Team have inevitably moved on and left Rainbow Trust but we’re not short of new recruits and currently have eight creative and committed team members, ensuring we reduce our environmental impact while we care for families across the country.

We introduce several initiatives each year to encourage all employees to take part in. Our monthly Green Team bulletin is sent electronically to all staff at Rainbow Trust, sharing information about ethical shopping, ways to reduce emissions and fantastic ways to upcycle our unwanted items.

We’ve recently given all our Care Teams enough 100% compostable plates and cups for their days out and drop-in groups, so that we’re not adding to the mountain of single-use plastics being sent to landfill. We tested them out at our annual staff picnic and were invited to share a case study with the eco-friendly suppliers, Biopac.

Our Green Team has also been busy preparing for our forthcoming head office move. We’ve been at our Leatherhead office for 15 years, during which time we’ve collected a few things that we can’t take with us, so our Essex shops are full to bursting with some wonderful goodies. Our excess office furniture has been donated to local causes too and we’ve taken as much as possible to the recycling depot rather than landfill.

We’re dedicated to making sure that the children we support have the chance to grow up in a clean environment. If you can help us do this, please get in touch using the comments below.