The RSPB is one of thousands of businesses around the UK to cut its carbon emissions, as part of the Mayday Network - an initiative by HRH Prince of Wales and Business in the Community. We've just earned the right to use the MayDay logo (see right), in recognition of our efforts to tackle our emissions.
To become a member of the Mayday network - and there are already 2,500 members - businesses must answer a range of questions about how they've set and performed against climate targets and increased staff and customers' awareness of climate change.
The RSPB is committed to reducing its emissions by at least 3% per year. It takes gradual cuts of this scale, year after year, to reach emissions cuts of 80% by 2050 - that's what scientists say is needed for society to avoid dangerous climate change. And it's in line with the targets that we campaigned for the UK Government to adopt, and which were incorporated in the Climate Change Act.
The RSPB has made a great start. Last year, we cut 608 tonnes of CO2 from our business travel emissions, reducing mileage by almost 1 million miles!
It is only a beginning, though. From increasing our energy efficiency to installing renewables on reserves, the work to shrink our carbon footprint goes on!
If you have practical suggestions for how the RSPB could be cutting its business emissions, do get in touch. We'd like to hear from you. Why not post a comment below?
And if you're a business - what are you doing?