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Wednesday, 20 November

Charities Benefit From Green Rewards

Bournemouth University’s Finance Team

Green Rewards works with a number of corporate, local authority and university clients to provide bespoke services to engage and reward people for following sustainable and wellbeing behaviours.

As a 'reward' for taking part, members of Green Rewards’ programmes can choose their favourite local charities to receive donations. This community approach has proven popular with members, who have donated over £75,000 in the last year.

Rebecca Lent from one recipient, Bournemouth Food Bank, said: “The Bournemouth University finance team came in early August and donated £100 worth of food to the Food Bank. It was great to have them come and see our work and take them through how we sort and weigh donations and get them out to those who most need them most in the community. All the donations we receive are really appreciated and help us to keep providing emergency food and support to local people in crisis.”

Green Rewards says it has so far recorded over 1 million positive actions across all its client programmes, resulting in an average energy reduction of 8% per client, and an average of 307,590 km travelled sustainably.

At Bournemouth University, over 45% of participants of the programme said they had increased their sustainable behaviour at work since signing up to the programme and 40% said they had improved their health and fitness.

Charities supported in the last year include Mind for better mental health, Branches, Cancer Research UK, Trees for Cities, local Food Banks, Haven House Children’s Hospice and Hackney Migrant Centre.

Photo: Bournemouth University’s Finance Team sends £100 worth of donations to Bournemouth Food Bank 

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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