Chinneck Shaw rises to the green challenge

General News   |   April 20, 2021   |   twentytwo


We are rising to the green challenge by addressing our carbon footprint.

Having been established in 1883, we may have our roots in the past but we are very much looking to the future.

Director Neil Shaw, explained: “We believe we are the first estate agency in the region to nail our environmental colours to the mast.

“When the first lockdown happened and images of the bright blue waters at Southsea made national headlines, many of us became more aware of our own environment and the responsibility we all have to secure its future.

“It can be a bit overwhelming for businesses to know quite where to start so we are taking first steps to offset our carbon footprint with a number of initiatives.”

We are working with Carbon Footprint Ltd to analyse our carbon footprint, with the aim of offsetting and reducing the impact the business has on the environment.

Neil explained he had been particularly impressed by the work of the Package Free Larder in Elm Grove, Southsea’s first plastic free shop.

“We’ve really admired the messaging from the Package Free Larder team. They recently said you don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly, you need millions of people doing it imperfectly.

“We couldn’t agree more,” said Neil.

The Chinneck Shaw team has got behind the green initiative and come up with a whole range of ideas including removing single use plastics and making sure any printed items are fully recyclable.

“We will be looking at everything from the products we use to keep our office clean to planting bee bombs in our office garden to promote pollination.

“We will also be looking into running electric vehicles and we would love to plant a tree in our home city,” he added.



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