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    By Max Boon
    10 Oct 2018

    As Britain’s greenest energy company, we focus on sustainability for the good of the planet. We recently met with one of our green energy customers Down to Earth, a social enterprise on the Gower who are using sustainability with a different aim – to improve people’s mental health.

    Down to Earth is part of the Building Community project, which aims to engage hard to reach and vulnerable adults and young people through participation in practical, educational and community-based activity.

    It’s an innovative project and one that’s having a real impact, as their work has been proven to be as effective as a course of anti-depressants in improving anxiety and depression.

    The site was beautiful, with wooden buildings, a vegetable patch and solar panels, and just about everything we saw had been built by the people they support.

    It was a place of peace and tranquillity and that came across in the approach of Jon, Mark and the team too, who immediately made us feel welcome.

    We were blown away by their work and hope that their approach of sustainability, support and collaboration is one that can be replicated up and down the country in years to come.

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