None of us can save the planet alone, but all of us can do something and, as charities, we should. A free example UK charity environmental sustainability policy template including 50+ simple, practical ideas to make your charity more environmentally sustainable, and details of UK environmental regulations.
Here are some charity sustainability ideas for trustees:
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The waste hierarchy identifies ways to be more environmentally friendly, in priority order.
You can download an easier to use Word version from within Charity Excellence.
You can find the official guidance in Charity Commission RS17 (Charities And Environmental Responsibilities). There is also legislation governing waste and the environment, such as the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Energy Performance Of Buildings regulations.
The Commission found that increasing numbers of charities were responding to environmental concerns, but that some charity trustees opposed this on the grounds it would not be a legitimate use of the charity's resources. If a charity, not working on environmental issues, wanted to buy an expensive recycling machine, purely to protect the environment, I'd agree. However, the environment falls within the scope of many charities' objects, many of the ideas above are cost neutral, or very low cost, and some will even earn or save money.
For charity shops, here's a regulatory guidance note from the Charity Retail Association.
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