09 April 2019

The John Howard Centre in Hackney is taking steps towards becoming more environmentally friendly with the introduction of new charging points for electric and hybrid vehicles. 

Three new staff parking bays, two wall-mounted and one stand-alone, have been fitted with the devices.
The new devices come as part of the Trusts’ ongoing ‘Green ELFT’ campaign and its commitment towards reducing ELFT’s carbon-footprint. 

The Trust has been moving towards switching to efficient and cleaner energy alternatives and has turned to 100% renewable energy since the beginning of April.

The changes are part of larger plans to implement new and cost effective ways of bringing in environmentally friendly ideas to the Trust, including large scale recycling, reusable cups, LED lighting replacement, plant room and boiler insulation and the installation of new bicycle hangers. 

The campaign is focused on encouraging staff to be more active in the fight to protect the environment.

ELFT’s Energy & Environmental Manager Adam Toll said 

“The installation of these electric vehicle charging points at John Howard Centre is another step in the right direction of trying to reduce localised pollution around our sites, as well as the Trusts carbon footprint and give staff greener options of how to travel to and from work. 

We will be looking at additional sites across the Trust to install these charging points to further help hit our targets and make the local environment around our sites a better place to be”.


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