Here you will find a number of different FREE service available that can help you reduce your environmental impact and save money as well as helping you on your road to your environmental accreditation
Eastex - The national materials Exchange
Eastex Materials Exchange is a free, web-based scheme where businesses can re-home unwanted materials rather than sending them to landfill. Other businesses, community groups and schools can benefit from donations of unwanted materials.
Eastex finds a home for anything from office furniture to construction waste, cardboard to pot pourri.
The scheme is based on the premise that one person's waste is another’s raw material.
Local businesses have saved over £1.5 million in waste disposal and procurement costs and 10,000 tonnes of goods have been diverted from landfill.
Rubbish and waste can account for over 4% of business turnover. It's important to remember that each pound saved on material costs goes straight to the bottom line.
To find out what material you could get for free, or what waste streams you could get re-homed visit www.eastex.org.uk - it's free to register and free to use.
Greeniversity - Free learning and teaching
Greeniversity gives you the opportunity to learn something new and environmentally friendly, for free, and just for fun!
Or if you have a ‘green skill’ Greeniversity gives you the chance to share it with other local people who are keen to learn something new.
In a nutshell, Greeniversity is people in and around Peterborough getting together to learn green skills from other local people who have skills they are willing to share.
There are courses about how to grow your own veg, how to knit, how to customise charity shop clothes, how to ride (and service) your bike, and even how to insulate your loft.
Our Greeniversity learners and teachers are a diverse bunch – there are over 200 of them already!
To find our more or to register and take part for free, please visit www.greeniversity.org.uk.
If you would like to comply with corporate social responsibility (CSR) or would like a teambuilding day out, then this free scheme is great for you.
The Volunteer Exchange has been set up to bring schools and business volunteers together. There are are all sorts of possible projects to take part in, from digging a pond to creating a school garden.
This scheme helps schools achieve their goals by helping them find the manpower to move their initiatives forward.
Your business could help make a real difference in your local community.
Please visit www.greenerschools.co.uk for more information.
Travelchoice - A FREE travel service for businesses
Travelchoice is a team within Peterborough City Council established to encourage the use of walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing.
Projects cover five main areas: information, infrastructure, promotion, initiatives and technology.
Travelchoice offer everything from grant schemes for your business to templates and downloads to help you create your business travel plan.
Visit www.peterborough.gov.uk/travelchoice.aspx for more information.
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For more products, services, help and support for all environment catagories, visit our Green Directory.