Eco-Code

CCAT’s Eco-Code

Environmental sustainability is at the heart of what we do. All project partners embrace the principles of sustainability by preventing, reducing, repairing, reusing, recycling or minimising waste wherever possible.


We also prioritise sustainability in the following areas:

Transport

  • Avoid air travel across the border
  • Prioritise the use of trains/buses/ferries for moving across borders
  • Prioritise and promote public transport and cycling for commuting to work, accessing communities and events
  • Use car sharing schemes where public transport and cycling are not practicable
  • Rent electric cars where no other practical option is available
  • Prioritise video conferencing facilities, skype and google hangouts in lieu of physical meetings

Office environment

  • Use existing hardware (mobile phones, tablets) where practical
  • Promote paperless office systems
  • Prioritise purchasing decisions based on low / zero packaging
  • Separate and clean all waste and recycle

Purchasing

  • Prioritise purchase of reused / recycled / upcycled products
  • Prioritise purchase of products that can be disassembled / reused / recycled locally
  • Prioritise catering services that use local produce, unprocessed foods, a variety of vegetarian options and only cardboard packaging
  • Prioritise and promote use of reusable cups at events

Water

  • Follow water conservation best practice in all workplaces
  • Avoid provision of single use plastic bottled water at events
  • Promote use of reusable water bottles and provide drinking water supply at all events
  • Prioritise venues for events that have water conservation features installed

Energy

  • Prioritise venues for events that demonstrate best practice in energy efficient design and/or integrate renewables
  • Follow energy efficiency measures and best practice in all workplaces

Biodiversity

  • All field trips to make a conscious effort to promote biodiversity and not harm any sensitive areas
  • All infrastructure/installations to be discreet and to have zero impact on biodiversity

Raising Awareness

  • Improve knowledge and raise awareness of climate change impacts and adaptation by developing tools and learning resources for citizens to observe their environment, interpret their findings, and co-create new ways of adapting.

Seven Well-Being Goals

The Welsh partners will promote the Welsh Government’s Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) and aim to demonstrate that activities contribute to the following seven well-being goals

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