In October 2019, North Bristol NHS Trust made a public pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030. Since then, our Sustainable Development team has sprung into action! The team aims to deliver on the ambition to be a leader in sustainable healthcare and create a healthier and happier future for our local community.
Being carbon neutral means creating a balance between emitting carbon and absorbing carbon. Absorbing more carbon, in natural carbon sinks such as trees, soil and lakes, means that the organisation will have a less detrimental effect on the environment.
Asia: Nature Recovery Ranger Apprentice
Asia’s role is funded by the UK Government’s Green Recovery Fund through the Centre of Sustainable Healthcare. Asia supports the work of our Nature Recovery Ranger, Phoebe.
Beth: Sustainability Project Officer
Beth leads on sustainable travel initiatives to make it an easy option for staff, patients and visitors. Initiatives include a bike loan scheme, free bike safety checks, and personal travel plans.
Esther: Sustainable Development Manager
Esther coordinates sustainable development activities across the Trust and while working to achieve the commitment of being an anchor in the community.
Grace: Sustainability Project Officer
Grace is focused on increasing staff engagement with sustainability through improving understanding and supporting staff teams to make sustainable changes in their lives at home and work.
Megan: Environmental Management Systems Coordinator
Megan is responsible for maintaining the Environmental Management System through which the Trust can evaluate and mitigate any adverse impact on the environment.
Phoebe: Nature Recovery Ranger
Phoebe’s role is funded by the UK Government’s Green Recovery Fund through the Centre of Sustainable Healthcare. Phoebe works to improve the biodiversity of the site by making it a cleaner and greener place to be for staff, patients and the local community.
Over the last two years, the Sustainable Development team has overseen some of the following projects.
Your donations are helping our hospitals on the journey to become carbon neutral by 2030.
“From the herb garden on top of the Brunel Building, which provides a nice space for staff breaks, as well as herbs for patient and staff meals, to the green gym which gives people a free and accessible space to enjoy outdoor exercise, your donations are making such a positive difference to the environment here.
“With your continued support and donations, we can do so much more for staff, patients and the local community.”