The SaveMoneyCutCarbon Foundation reflects the heart of our business, “doing well by doing good”.
We launched the Foundation two years ago with the aim of sharing our knowledge and experience with people in promoting a sustainable way of living by preserving the world’s precious resources. At the same time, we want to spread the message that helping to save the planet can have a direct, immediate benefit of making life that little bit easier by reducing our energy and water bills.
Our Foundation is committed to this goal and strives to make a difference in local communities. We have seen through our company projects, how businesses and homes can make a big difference to the amount of climate-heating CO2 they push into the atmosphere while reducing utility bills.
The Foundation aims to give back more and build on the successes that SaveMoneyCutCarbon has achieved, not least the carbon reductions from our projects and eco products sold online. Currently, the annual CO2 savings are nearly 7 tonnes – enough to fill 35 double-decker buses, as well as water savings of nearly 730 million litres, and energy savings of around 25.5 million kWh.
Giving back, the Foundation focuses on three areas:
Charity of the Year
Our staff choose a charity to support every year and in 2020 we were pleased to give our backing to the Young People’s Trust For The Environment, which gives young people a real awareness of environmental problems and of the need for sustainability.
The Trust provides a range of free online services, including a huge library of fact sheets, news articles, videos and lesson plans produced specifically for use by children and teachers.
The educational and information materials address environmental issues in a balanced way to reflect the complexities of the world and to enable young people to make informed decisions on sustainable ways to nurture the planet.
Our operations are wide-reaching but we are committed to making a difference in our local community, from removing plastic from our beautiful coastlines to raising awareness of energy and water waste to fund-raising for local charities. We take pride in giving something back.
We have been working with schools of all sizes since we launched the company eight years ago, helping them free up much-needed financial resources by reducing their running costs, particularly energy bills. We have installed energy-saving LED lighting in more than 100 schools, as well as water-saving and other cost-cutting products.
With each school, we aim to raise awareness of the benefits of reducing energy and water use and we also have funds to install energy and saving solutions to schools at no cost, through to a team that helps public sector education establishments with 100% interest-free loans for energy-saving projects.
The Foundation also pledges a donation to schools for further energy and water saving initiatives or directly on books, IT equipment and so on when they recommend us to another school.
We are very privileged to have so many supporters dedicated to the Foundation’s causes because we see the impact of climate change from CO2 emissions, the waste of precious water and the degradation of our marine environments through plastic.
Our staff, customers, suppliers and partners continue to donate and fundraise which makes it possible for the Foundation to distribute the money to deserving causes. If you would like to be a supporter of the SaveMoneyCutCarbon Foundation, please call us on 0333 123 5464.