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We try to reuse or recycle what ever we can. For example all our office waste paper is either shredded and used as packaging or internal copies for invoices etc. or sent to be recycled. Our letterheads themselves are A5 instead of A4. We compost our organic waste to use in the planters and on the roof garden.

We are very keen to minimise any detrimental effect that we may have on the environment. We have discovered that one of the most straightforward and effective ways to reduce our office’s impact on climate change is to use renewable electricity. Therefore we are signed up to Good Energy, the only supplier to supply nothing but 100% renewable electricity to homes and businesses around mainland Britain. If you generate your own renewable electricity they may be able to help you out too.

Local trips out (e.g. to the bank) are by bicycle or on foot.

A few years ago we planted a garden on the roof of our canteen using reclaimed York paving. We didn't just want grass so we planted alpines instead. At first it looked very bare but now it looks really beautiful!

After the success of our roof garden our next door neighbour decided they wanted one too. So we donated the man (and woman) power to build them one. Previously the roof was half asbestos and half corrugated plastic that had melted and twisted over time so the rain was getting in.

First we had to do some research to find the best materials for the job and which thickness of beams to use. We found some help on the Centre For Alternative Technology web site (www.cat.org.uk).

Then we set to work. Laying the foundation then a wooden deck for the floor of the shed. Next the carcasing which had to be thicker than for a normal roof because to the extra weight of the soil.

Once the carcassing was finished we had what looked like a good sized area of decking ready for a summer barbeque except for the fact that it's at roof height.

Then a layer of old carpet to cushion the plastic. The plastic was left a foot larger than the roof so it hung into the rain water gutter. We had to paint the plastic where it's exposed to the light and also stick flash banding along all the edges so water can't seep under it. Then another layer of old carpet to protect the plastic from being punctured by soil which goes on after the bricks have been laid along the edges. We used our own compost but didn't have quite enough for the whole job.

Then last of all the planting most of which we grew from seed. Alyssum, Aubricia, Thymus and a few others.

Now fifteen years on it is a mass of colour. Most of the original plants have disappeared to be replaced by self seeded heather, pinks, lily, grasses, poppy and forget-me-not.

Product Review

Palms Handcleanser
Palms Hand Cleanser with essential oil of Lavender. Available online in 4 sizes: 150ml, 500ml, 5L and 10L. Industrial sizes also available.

Tough on Grime, Kind on Skin.

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