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Green Mark helped Urban Planters to save costs and CO2 by making it even 'greener'

Green Mark helped Urban Planters to save costs and CO2 by making it even 'greener'

Urban Planters London West - a Green Mark certified business - increases employees' productivity rates by bringing greenery indoors to improve air quality and make people's surroundings better. The organisation supplies a high-quality range of living plants and plant-related products for offices and workplaces. They also offer a range of products such as living walls, living art and Christmas displays to transform indoor space, as well as maintenance services.
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Green Mark Newsletter - May 2015

Green Mark Newsletter - May 2015

Crisis Skylight Newcastle is going 'green' by transforming unwanted materials into functional products and art!
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Empowering employees with sustainability e-learning tools: good practices from Reed in Partnership

Empowering employees with sustainability e-learning tools: good practices from Reed in Partnership

Integrating sustainability into core business activities and organisational culture is not an easy process that can be achieved overnight. On-going training and employee engagement is required to improve the sustainability skills of employees and keep them aware of their changing environment.
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Is behaviour change the key to achieving sustainable business?

Is behaviour change the key to achieving sustainable business?

Yes, this is possible, said Dr Marcos Pelenur at the ESF TA Green Mark Celebration event on 4 June 2014 at The Crystal: "If you want to encourage a behaviour, make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely (EAST)! ... you can start by changing the defaults." More information about Dr Marcos Pelenur's presentation can be accessed at www.behaviouralinsights.co.uk.
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Mary Noone discusses how Peter Bedford Housing Association has reduced its environmental impact with Green Mark

Mary Noone discusses how Peter Bedford Housing Association has reduced its environmental impact with Green Mark

Peter Bedford Housing Association works with socially excluded adults in North East London. We spoke to Mary Noone, their Compliance Coordinator, to find out how Green Mark is making a difference to way the organisation is run.
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Corporate Leadership is the key to sustainable practices in the 21st century

Corporate Leadership is the key to sustainable practices in the 21st century

"As we're a company that deals with greenery, (we) have green practices at the heart of our business... Right at the top of the company we have that belief." says Liz Cabble, Director of Urban Planters London West, a living plants company for interiors who were awarded the Best Green Business category at the Hounslow Business Awards 2013.
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Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter - February 2014

Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter - February 2014

Peter Bedford Housing Association closes the loop through composting!

Green Mark client, Peter Bedford Housing Association, is closing the loop by introducing a scheme to compost the food waste produced in their canteens.
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Could your business produce energy to reduce costs?

Could your business produce energy to reduce costs?

With winter on our doorsteps many business owners are concerned about their energy costs. Reducing bills requires transforming the way you use energy (See Green Mark Newsletter 2013). However, have you thought about producing your own energy to reduce costs?
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Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter - November 2013

Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter - November 2013

GLE is currently providing free Green Mark certifications to ESF funded organisations, as part of the ESF Technical Assistance programme. To find out more telephone 020 7403 0300 or email greenmark@gle.co.uk.
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Green Mark client, Reed in Partnership, wins 2013 National ESF Sustainable Development Mainstreaming Leader Awards

Green Mark client, Reed in Partnership, wins 2013 National ESF Sustainable Development Mainstreaming Leader Awards

Employment and skills provider, Reed in Partnership, who are currently working towards achieving Green Mark Level 1, were proud to be awarded the 2013 National ESF Sustainable Development Mainstreaming Leader Awards (Policy and Plan) at a ceremony on Thursday.
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ELATT saves running costs and reduces its environmental impact whilst working towards Green Mark Level 2

ELATT saves running costs and reduces its environmental impact whilst working towards Green Mark Level 2

ELATT saves running costs and reduces its environmental impact whilst working towards Green Mark Level 2
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Green Mark client, Urban Planters, wins Best Green Business category at the Hounslow Business Awards

Green Mark client, Urban Planters, wins Best Green Business category at the Hounslow Business Awards

Green Mark certified office plant specialists, Urban Planters have been recognised for their outstanding green business practices at the Hounslow Business Awards.
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GLE's Nicholas Nicolaou speaks to ESF Works about the business benefits of Green Mark

GLE's Nicholas Nicolaou speaks to ESF Works about the business benefits of Green Mark

GLE's Nicholas Nicolaou talks through the benefits of Green Mark in an interview with ESF Works.
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Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter - August 2013

Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter - August 2013

GLE is currently providing free Green Mark certifications for ESF funded organisations, as part of the ESF Technical Assistance programme. This support is available for organisations who hold an ESF contract directly, and those who participate as a formal partner.
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Action Acton Recertify to Green Mark Level 1

Action Acton Recertify to Green Mark Level 1

Action Acton have proven that going green needn't cost the earth during their recent recertification to Green Mark Level 1.
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Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter - March 2013

Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter - March 2013

Major Discount for Small Businesses : Green Mark offers smaller organisations the opportunity to achieve the certification at less than 50% of the standard certification cost until the end of March 2013.
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MI ComputSolutions achieve Green Mark Level 1

MI ComputSolutions achieve Green Mark Level 1

The Green Mark team are pleased to award MI ComputSolutions with Green Mark Level 1 at both their Brixton and Deptford centres.
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Energy Use and Efficiency

Energy Use and Efficiency

With the rising costs of energy prices inundating the news, and the winter months fast approaching, the time has never been better to become more energy efficient.
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Croydon Voluntary Action achieves Green Mark Level 1

Croydon Voluntary Action achieves Green Mark Level 1

Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA) is an umbrella body which supports and promotes voluntary and community organisations in the London Borough of Croydon. CVA has been working with Green Mark since late 2011, and has now achieved a Green Mark level 1 certification.
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Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter - November 2012

Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter - November 2012

Green Mark is a nationally recognised certification scheme which helps organisations to manage their environmental impact, save money and resources and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.
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Island House lay the foundations for an EMS

Island House lay the foundations for an EMS

Island House have laid the foundations for an environmental management system (EMS) by achieving Green Mark Level 1.
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The London Training and Employment Network renew their green business commitment with a Green Mark

The London Training and Employment Network renew their green business commitment with a Green Mark

As a European Social Fund financed project, the London Training and Employment Network (LTEN) is the latest Green Mark client to benefit from free support to reduce its carbon footprint.
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Focus on responsible purchasing and procurement in Green Mark's August 2012 newsletter

Focus on responsible purchasing and procurement in Green Mark's August 2012 newsletter

Green Mark's August newsletter an overview of the business benefits of responsible procurement.
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PHA Media inspire staff and support Trees for Cities as part of their Green Mark strategy

PHA Media inspire staff and support Trees for Cities as part of their Green Mark strategy

PHA Media, a London based PR firm, have recently taken part in a volunteer project as part of a wider strategy to raise employee engagement with green issues.
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Aaina Women's Group celebrate achieving Green Mark Level One

Aaina Women's Group celebrate achieving Green Mark Level One

Congratulations to Aaina Women’s Group for achieving Green Mark Level One!
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St Giles Trust are certified with Green Mark Level 1

St Giles Trust are certified with Green Mark Level 1

After receiving their first Green Mark certification in 2006, St Giles Trust, a charity supporting disadvantaged ex-offenders and homeless people, have now received their fifth Green Mark award.
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Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter - May 2012

Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter -  May 2012

May's newsletter brings you the latest organisations working towards Green Mark, as part of our ESF technical assistance programme.
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asphaleia action are the latest ESF funded organisation to be awarded Green Mark Level 1

asphaleia action are the latest ESF funded organisation to be awarded Green Mark Level 1

asphaleia action, a charity based in Worthing, is the latest ESF funded organisation to be awarded Green Mark Level 1.
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The Russell Press progress from Green Mark to ISO 14001

The Russell Press progress from Green Mark to ISO 14001

Based in Nottingham, the Russell Press is a printer, established in 1968 by the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation.
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Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter - February 2012

Green Mark's European Social Fund Technical Assistance Newsletter - February 2012



February's newsletter brings you the latest organisations working towards Green Mark, as part of our ESF technical assistance programme.
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Free Support for ESF funded organisations to achieve a Green Mark Certification

Free Support for ESF funded organisations to achieve a Green Mark Certification




GLE are offering free support to European Social Fund - financed organisations, to undertake a Green Mark Certification, as part of a new Technical Assistance project.
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O’Sullivan Shopfitting are rewarded for high standards of environmental management

O’Sullivan Shopfitting are rewarded for high standards of environmental management



O’Sullivan Shopfitting Ltd have been awarded a Green Mark Level Two in recognition of their commitment to environmental management.
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Car wash company Hands On attend parliamentary awards for achievement of Green Mark Level 2

Car wash company Hands On attend parliamentary awards for achievement of Green Mark Level 2



Hands On(aka Heroes –the car wash people) have received recognition from their local council, and were recently invited to Parliament to be presented with the Green Mark Level 2 award by Adam Holloway, MP for Gravesham.
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Help for Charities and Landlords to Work Together

Help for Charities and Landlords to Work Together



Based in East London, the Ethical Property Foundation, helps charities to build relations with landlords and developers, introducing and monitoring real sustainability measures in the work place.
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£550m Energy Efficiency Financing Scheme Now Open

£550m Energy Efficiency Financing Scheme Now Open

Business can now apply for loans to invest in low carbon technology.
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