It's critical that we all accept the climate emergency and do everything we can to reach carbon neutral or carbon negative status fast. Here's what Brooks Ecological is doing.
We have fitted solar panels to our office roof which now makes all our office electricity consumption carbon neutral. We only use renewable power suppliers. We have installed heat pumps in our office to de-carbonise heating and cooling.
We have six full Electric Vehicles in our fleet, have scrapped our last Diesel and will not buy any new diesel or petrol vehicles or tools.
The internal Combustion Engine belongs in a museum.
We look to employ staff who live close to work and encourage cycling by providing covered locked storage and a shower and lockers in the office.
We are setting up our own carbon offsetting fund and working with our sister company Ecological Estates fund and deliver offsetting projects including tree planting. Our first tranche of offsetting funding was donated to the White Rose Forest but our latest tranche (2023) has bought Carbon Credits on Pennine Fringe land we did the ecology survey and assessment work for in the Forest of Trawden, Lancashire.
We work hard to source sustainable and recyclable products from local suppliers.
Our main office is located within 100 m of a train station. This is no accident. We encourage all staff to use public transport to travel to work and while at work.