Portsmouth hospital encourages people to go green

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QUEEN Alexandra Hospital hosted its second annual awareness day to encourage people to stay green.

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT), which runs QA, took part in the NHS Sustainability Day.

People found out more information on electric and hybrid cars, velocity bikes, personalised travel plans, and tips on ways to save energy and manage waste at home and in the workplace.

Glen Hewlett, director of development and estates for PHT, said: ‘Back in 2008, our carbon footprint was 77,344 tonnes, which has decreased by more than 10 per cent.

‘The energy is based upon what NHS staff, visitors and patients use, so it is important we spread the message about saving energy, not only to our staff, but also those who use our services.

‘In 2012-13 we implemented a number of carbon reduction initiatives – our most successful has been waste segregation. We have recycled 160 tonnes of cardboard.’