Climate change and the butterfly effect

The Climate Change crisis demands that, post-Covid and Brexit, the UK builds back with a green and resilient economic recovery.  

Organisations must implement innovative working practices to help bring a significant reduction in the environmental impact of human activities.

Wildfires, flash floods, heatwaves, and hurricanes has bought the climate change crisis into sharp focus.  The catastrophic repercussions from global warming may seem insurmountable and individual actions considered inconsequential. However, small changes made by many people can have a huge cumulative result; the butterfly effect. It’s time to think and act local and focus efforts on small and easy to implement adaptations to our daily lives.

Organisations’ net-zero strategies must engage entire workforces so they collectively become invested in the journey.  Sustainable business practices need to increase with organisations adopting and embracing new processes and behaviours, such as switching to green power sources, recycling waste, having a pool of ebikes for company use, or growing wild flower meadows.

Transportation is a significant source of greenhouse gases and employers need to address how to change employee commuting habits.  Electric vehicles are not the answer as their production and how they are charged have high environmental costs.  EVs still generate particulate pollution from the wear of brakes, tyres and roads.

Active and sustainable travel choices are key to reducing emissions. The rapid rollout of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods across the UK has meant active travel is becoming more accessible to many.

The Cycle to Work Scheme is a low risk, low-cost, sustainable employee benefit.  Green Commute Initiative’s award-winning scheme has no scheme limit and participants make the maximum possible savings as there’s no scheme exit fees.

GCI has a strong ethical ethos and ensures everyone is treated fairly.  Our scheme is best for employees (no fees), best for shops (lowest commissions), and best for employers (no registration, fast and easy process), which is why we believe GCI is the UK’s best C2W scheme.

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