World Environment Day is the United Nations’ flagship day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. It is the ‘People’s Day’ for doing something positive for the environment and collectively act, care and demonstrate their commitment to the planet.
Since January the not-for-profit sector via FairGo Group has switched hundreds of charity sites to carbon neutral electricity resulting in thousands of tonnes of co2 being removed from the atmosphere through offset projects. The not-for-profit sector has also demonstrated the economic and environmental benefits of sustainability with all organisations involved saving significant funds.
“It’s timely on World Environment Day to remember Climate Change will impact society’s most vulnerable and therefore is a concern for those on the frontline of social and environmental issues in Australia. We are proud of the leadership shown by our network of not-for-profit organisations switching to carbon neutral electricity and additionally proud of the significant financial savings which will further support the organisations who work tirelessly for a better Australia” said FairGo Group CEO, Jill Riseley.
Some of the leading charities who now have sites powered by carbon neutral electricity include the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) who said:
“The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is the only national independent non-profit organisation dedicated to all young people in Australia. We believe young people are not a problem to be helped or solved. They are ambitious, creative and capable of rethinking the world and solving tomorrow’s problems today. The challenges young Australians are inheriting, including climate change, make it not only important but absolutely vital that we provide them with opportunities, back their ideas and encourage enterprise to contribute to and drive change. We are committed to doing our part to reduce our impact on the environment and securing a more sustainable, clean and green future for all young Australians and World Environment day is a great opportunity to celebrate this commitment.”
And also Infoxchange who said “On World Environment Day, Infoxchange is pleased to continue to play its part in combating climate change. We are committed to being completely carbon neutral by 2018, and we’re moving towards achieving this goal by switching to carbon neutral electricity at all our sites, as well as implementing a range of other initiatives.”
The team at FairGo look forward to working with the not-for-profit sector over the next year to reduce costs, further reduce their environmental impact and increase the sustainability of their supply chain.