"How to" guides

We have created a number of short self help guides which can be quickly implemented dealing with specific areas of interest.  Currently these are:

  • How to hold a low carbon, sustainable event
  • Buy Paper a low carbon way
  • Reducing paper usage


  • How to buy paper in  a low carbon way
    How to buy paper in a low carbon way

    An excel tool that allows you to compare the carbon cost of buying different types of paper

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  • How to hold a low carbon, sustainable event
    How to hold a low carbon, sustainable event

    These guidelines are for the assistance of the organisers of training courses, meetings, conferences, seminars, exercises and other events, who want their events to be as environmentally responsible as practicable. Where there is a need to gather people together in one place, there are significant opportunities for ensuring that environmental impacts are either eliminated or at least minimised – whilst also providing social and economic benefits.

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  • How to reduce paper use: an example from NHS Manchester
    How to reduce paper use: an example from NHS Manchester

    NHS Manchester uses substantial amounts of paper for printing and correspondence. Paper-based correspondence can be significantly reduced in favour of email and electronic filing both as an efficiency measure and in recognition of our role in promoting sustainability.

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