Helping the Vipassana Trust understand their environmental impact

Background Vipassana Trust is an educational charity which provides 10-day residential Vipassana meditation courses to the public on a donation-only basis. In Suffolk, the charity operates out of Walnut Tree Manor; a farmstead dating back to the seventeenth century. As well as the Grade-II listed Manor House, the Suffolk site comprises a connected Coach House…Read More »

SPILL Festival awarded Carbon Charter Bronze Standard

SPILL is an arts organisation and registered charity based in Ipswich. SPILL creates events for visitors from Ipswich, East Anglia, and further afield, and they work with artists to support their practice. Following an assessment by Groundwork Consultants, SPILL Festival was awarded their Bronze Carbon Charter in recognition of the steps taken to reduce their…Read More »

Improving energy efficiency with Genlab

Background Genlab is an industrial oven and incubator manufacturing based in Widnes, Cheshire. Groundwork first supported Genlab in the early 2000’s when the business was looking to improve and demonstrate its environmental credentials to the automotive and aerospace sector, which were two of its primary markets. Reducing energy costs The invasion of the Ukraine and…Read More »

Helping Farrall’s Group move towards Net Zero

Background Farrall’s Group is a family run business established in 1956 located just outside of Chester which provides distribution and warehousing solutions. Their fleet currently stands at 80 vehicles and operates from 3 warehouses, all of which hold the British Retail Consortium’s AA Certification. Farrall’s Group are keen to reduce their carbon emissions and support…Read More »

Providing Earsham Street Café with carbon footprinting & net zero support

Background Earsham Street Café is a family-run eatery in Suffolk run by Gemma Parker and partner Mike Hennessey, which operates within a beautiful Grade II listed building in the historic market town of Bungay. Gemma and Mike have been interested in learning more about potential energy efficiency technologies and were signposted to Groundwork for help….Read More »

Greenhouse Gas Reporting for the Groundwork federation

Background Groundwork is a federation of charities working locally and nationally to create a fair and green future in which people, places, and nature thrive. As an environmentally driven organisation we are keen to have a limited environmental impact, however as a charity it can be challenging to source funding to aid decarbonisation. Groundwork’s Sustainable…Read More »

Supporting TransPennine Express with Carbon Footprint Verification

About TransPennine Express is a train company that runs intercity services linking cities and towns across the North of England and Scotland. Sustainability is at the heart of their operations and they have developed a strategy in line with the rail industry sustainable development principles and UK policy goals for greener transport and modal shift,…Read More »

Helping business in Brent improve their energy efficiency

Throughout 2022-23 Groundwork worked with Brent Council to deliver the ‘Brent for Business Energy Efficiency Scheme’ which supported local SMEs to make sustainable changes to their premises. Out of 90 businesses who expressed an initial interest in the scheme, over 50 went on to receive a free energy audit, which helped highlight key areas for…Read More »

Delivering Carbon Literacy to Eastern Education Group

During 2023 Groundwork has been working with West Suffolk College to design and deliver a Carbon Literacy Training programme to staff, governors and students from across the Eastern Education Group of schools and colleges. Groundwork consultants trained over 120 individuals, running 14 separate courses over a 4-month period. In addition, our consultants developed a ‘Train…Read More »

EEZYBIKE awarded Carbon Charter Silver Standard

EEZYBIKE Ltd is a Suffolk-based e-bike rental company established in 2021. The company manages four electric bike hubs which are commonly used by commuters,students, tourists, and local businesses. It’s core principles as a business embody all things sustainability, providing the general public with opportunities to reduce their carbon emissions by using e-bikes instead of cars….Read More »