Cut carbon message to Waveney NHS

STAFF at NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney are being encouraged to come up with innovative ways to cut carbon emissions both at home and at work during the PCT's first ever Sustainability Awareness Week.

STAFF at NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney are being encouraged to come up with innovative ways to cut carbon emissions both at home and at work during the PCT's first ever Sustainability Awareness Week.

The event, which takes place during lunch times between this Monday and Thursday, aims to raise awareness of the need to protect the environment by promoting ways of saving energy and promoting sustainability.

It comes following the launch of the NHS's national carbon strategy for England, called “Saving Carbon, Improving Health”, which calls for the NHS to reduce its 2007 carbon footprint by 10pc by 2015.

During Sustainability Awareness Week, staff will be encouraged to join the debate as to how NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney can achieve this reduction.


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Dr David Pencheon, Director of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit, will be giving a presentation, while representatives from leading charity Sustrans will also be available to give advice and helpful hints about reducing carbon emissions.

Local organisations, including the Carbon Reduction Project (CRED) and Suffolk and Norfolk County Councils, will also host information stalls at the event.

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