Field Studies Council looks to inspire next generation after switching to Ecotricity
The Field Studies Council (FSC) has switched its electricity supply to Britain’s greenest energy company, Ecotricity, and is planning to invest in renewables to help inspire the next generation of environmentalists.
With over 20 centres spread across the UK, FSC is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment.
Around 95% of FSC buildings are now supplied with green electricity from Ecotricity and the two organisations will work closely to build on FSC’s investment in renewables to continue that progress and inspire the next generation.
The two organisations have also come together to launch a new partnership, which means that Ecotricity will donate £50 to FSC for anyone who switches to green electricity or gas through this link.
FSC will use the money to continue to educate all generations about the natural world and why it’s important to protect it.
FSC property projects manager, Ben Young, said: "Sustainability is at the heart of FSC as one of our core values.
“We are delighted to be working with Ecotricity to help us towards achieving our ambitious environmental targets including reducing our carbon footprint by 40% per learner by 2020.
“As well as having our green electricity supplied, we now produce around 17% of our energy needs through our own sources.
“Having these kinds of facilities and partnerships are a great way to engage with our visitors, as well as improving our impacts on the environment and sustainability of our sites."
Ecotricity founder, Dale Vince, said: “Switching to green energy is one of the biggest things – and the easiest thing – that any organisation can do to cut the emissions that cause air pollution and climate change.
“By switching to green energy, FSC will reduce the environmental impact of their own operations, while supporting Britain’s energy independence and the green economy.”