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Making a difference to our environment

By Chloe Creed

19th October 2017

Hi, I am Chloe Creed, a Face Forward Apprentice from Poole. Bike ride at event - reducedToday, I’d like to tell you about an event I attended last week as part of my apprenticeship.

Last Thursday 12th of October Jules Benton, Business Development Manager, and I went to the Big Green Event based in Southampton at the Hilton Ageas Bowl. In the Face Forward project, we focus on making sure that we’re environmentally friendly and that we’re creating a positive impact on our community and environment. We went to this event to find out different ideas that we can implement within Face Forward and Ansbury, but also to find out more about sustainability and the growing industry in being environmentally friendly.

When we arrived at the event, the halls were filled with different stalls from a variety of businesses. There were businesses that dealt with quotes regarding making your energy bills cheaper, meeting pods, electric cars and eco-friendly products such as coffee cups made from Bamboo. The best part of the event was riding an electric bike! But I had to do quite a bit of persuasion to get Jules to have a go 😉. There was a big selection of industrial machines and it surprised me that there are different methods to dispose of waste. There were different containers showing soils which had been made from food waste and recycling materials.

DSCF9003 - croppedHave you heard of Dorset Wildlife Trust? Their stall was based at the event and we found out that they offer volunteering opportunities across Dorset. The volunteering opportunities consist of building homes for the wildlife and picking up litter across the beaches of Dorset. So, if you are like me and love Dorset’s coastline and wildlife then it’s a good opportunity to get involved in!

Overall, we have come away with some ideas that we can put in place and improve Anbury’s impact on the environment. I found out things I never knew, such as electric moped’s and electric bikes. It has also shown me how to be more environmentally friendly. For example, I’ve realised I could start riding to work rather than catching the bus or using eco-friendly cleaning appliances rather than using aerosols. I hope you too want to make a difference to our environment.

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