A local provider of specialist NHS services is inviting staff, people who use their services and carers to be part of Climate Week 2012 by taking part in Climate Week Challenge at the Trust on Monday 12th March.
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health, learning disability and community services in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, is committed to being a socially responsible organisation and this includes introducing measures that reduce or offset its environmental impact.
Climate Week, which this year runs from 12th – 18th March, is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign and thousands of organisations including charities, schools, councils and the Trust are running events during the week to show what can be achieved, share ideas and encourage others to act during the rest of the year.
The Climate Week Challenge, which the Trust is inviting staff from across its services, members, service users and carers to get involved with will be an opportunity for people to come together to explore practical solutions to help combat climate change.
The exact details of the national Challenge are kept secret until 9am on Monday when it will be revealed online and the competition can begin. The winning entry from the Trust’s event will then be submitted for judging in the national Climate Week Challenge.
Lead for the Trust’s sustainability project Dawn Stephenson said, "The Trust has been working hard over the last couple of years to improve our sustainable practice wherever we can. Taking part in the Climate Week Challenge is another great way for our organisation to reinforce its commitment to sustainability and carbon reduction and showcase the ideas our staff and local people have to combat climate change."
You can find out more about the Trust’s sustainability agenda at www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/sustainability