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Introducing the Host Environmental Pledge

Now that our students have arrived and are settling into our accommodations across the UK and Ireland for the start of the 2018/19 academic year, we are launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign!

Sounds cool, right? But what exactly is it?

Well, basically, at Host we want to become more ‘environmentally friendly’ and the aim of this particular campaign is to save energy. We want to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.

The good news is, the campaign itself is really simple! Through small actions such as turning off lights when leaving a room, or unplugging chargers when not in use, our students and staff alike can help to reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption. And in return for saving energy, we will be donating money to charity.

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If we can reduce our overall consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000 to charity, a 2% reduction will mean we donate £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on. We’ve chosen three great charities to support and donate this money to, which are: Student MindsJust a Drop and LandAid. So, not only does the environment benefit from this campaign – with less greenhouse gas emissions being released into the air, but so do the three charities.

Student Minds logo             Just-a-Drop-Logo            Land_Aid_logo

While we recognise that switching things off isn’t the solution to climate change on its own, we think saving energy is a good building block. The actions that we will encourage our students to adopt will also help to save them money on their bills if they move into private accommodation in the future. Not only that, but they will be helping to support these charitable causes through responsible living.

All we need is for our students to get on board with the campaign and decide which one of the three charities they will ‘pledge’ to make a change for when it’s launched at their site after they’ve moved in.

Get involved! Go green! It’s so easy to get stuck in. 

Keep an eye out over the next few weeks for more information on the campaign, the charities we’ll be supporting and some top energy saving tips! Visit our website to find out more about Host and our student accommodation.  

Getting serious about the environment we live in.

To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.

It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; Student Minds, LandAid and Just a Drop.

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