The steps we are taking to reduce our carbon & environmental footprints
Paul Sartori Foundation (PSF) acknowledges the connection between the climate and other environmental crises and the threat of current and future homelessness, disease, food & water shortages and poverty for millions of people around the world, as well as the major damage being caused to our natural eco-systems. Therefore, PSF recognises its responsibility to reduce its carbon and environmental footprints and formally commits itself to being an environmentally responsible charity.
PSF were awarded a grant to fund the purchase and installation of solar panels at Paul Sartori House, Winch Lane. This investment is part of an ongoing commitment to address the climate emergency and the charity joins many others who are taking action. Paul Sartori was one of 35 community groups, who were selected to take part in the Climate Action Boost scheme, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
Working alongside Renew Wales, a partner in the initiative, the group explored methods to help tackle the causes and consequences of climate change, and to operate more sustainably. A number of options were discussed to reduce their impact on the environment and Renew Wales helped the charity to develop an environmental action plan, which has been implemented over the past year.
You can view and monitor the energy generated at Paul Sartori House and the environmental benefits by visiting the Paul Sartori public display here
Find out more about Renew Wales: https://renewwales.org.uk/
PSF were also awarded over £1,000 from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund. This grant has contributed towards the costs of a carbon reduction initiative relating to the retail operations. The support from this fund has enabled the local charity to realise a development to reduce carbon emissions through its vans operating to support its charity shops throughout Pembrokeshire. Telematic devices have been fitted to 3 vans which are based at the charity’s Warehouse in Snowdrop Lane, Haverfordwest. This initiative will be trialled, and the impact measured over 3 years, during which time the vans will cover tens of thousands of miles collecting donations and delivering pre-loved items in and around the county.
“So far the biggest impact it has had on our efficiency is that we are able to divert assets when needed. We also receive weekly reports on driver behaviour, which promotes good driving and fuel efficiency.” Said Graeme Marshalsey, Paul Sartori Warehouse and Distribution Manager.
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