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Greenlight

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Greenlight

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Welcome once more to 'greenlight'. This time, among other topics, we revisit the subject of construction waste, give details of a hidden environmental resource for office managers and report on a school gardening initiative. Don't forget to send in any information about environmental successes in your organisation and share the good news!

Waste Management in Office Buildings

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) is a UK Government- sponsored body, one aim of which is to help businesses manage their waste streams in a sustainable way. They work across a wide range of sectors, and buried away in their waste reduction recommendations for the construction industry is a rather good free downloadable publication called 'Operational Waste Management1 relating specifically to offices. The advice is good for any office, not just in the construction industry. The publication covers data gathering, waste reduction options, target setting and monitoring, To get your own copy, go to www.wrap.org.uk, then search the term 'office' in the site search engine.

Royal Horticultural Society - Campaign for School Gardening

Many 'greenlight' readers will have links with local primary schools, perhaps as parents, possibly as governors or even through organisations that have a special relationship with a particular school. Whatever the reason, it's worth finding out whether the school has joined this RHS-run scheme. The aim of the campaign is to encourage schools to create gardens so that pupils can learn horticultural skills, understand food sources and often learn to cook things that they have grown. So far 10,000 schools have become actively engaged, involving some 2,5 million pupils, and there are plans to sign up 3,000 more by 2011, with the aim of recruiting 80% of primary schools by 2012! More details are available from the RHS website (http://apps.rhs.org.uk/ schoolgardening/default. …

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