Green Conversation | Staffordshire Green Network

On Wednesday 1st November, the Staffordshire Green Network – a collective of environmental and infrastructure organisations, including VAST, Support Staffordshire, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, and more – hosted a Green Conversation at the Bridge Centre.

This networking event was for voluntary and community groups in Staffordshire interested in ‘green’ issues – whether they were already a ‘green’ organisation or looking to take their first steps into sustainability. The purpose of the event was to facilitate discussions around:

  • What attendees would like from a “green network”
  • How the VCSE sector can become more sustainable
  • Support and resources already available
  • Examples of organisations already taking action towards sustainability

Paula Rowcliffe from Birches Head Get Growing – an organisation based at the Bridge Centre, whose work focusses on the idea of “kindness as currency” – presented attendees with some facts and figures to consider regarding the carbon footprint of both their work and their personal life, using the example of the carbon cost of a flight – flying from Manchester to Mallorca has the same carbon footprint as boiling the kettle for 2,647,476 cups of coffee!