We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint

Don't let a good thing go to waste

  • We recycle paper, card, glass, tins and plastic 
  • We use recycled plates, cutlery and cups made from natural material in our café. They're strong, sustainable and good for the planet
  • Leftover food from the café will be available to purchase via the ‘Too Good To Go' scheme to minimise waste

We're Fuming About Fumes

  • Staff are invited to join Darlington Borough Council's ‘Arriva employee travel club’ or 'cycle to work' scheme
  • Hybrid working minimises unnecessary car journeys into the office
  • Staff can lease electric cars through the NHS Fleet Solutions
  • We're installing the latest energy efficient heating and water systems
  • We use local companies and locally-sourced materials whenever we can

Local Motive

  • We use local suppliers to reduce mileage

Light Touch

  • The lights in the toilets, offices and staff areas use sensors so they only come on when these areas are in use

Less Paper

  • We do digital whenever we can - if you'd like to sign up to our mailing list please use the sign up function at the bottom of this page
  • Staff only print documents when absolutely necessary
  • For our printed marketing materials, we use paper and ink from sustainable sources

Community Garden

  • A volunteer-run allotment-style community garden will open in 2025