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At Host we’re getting serious about the environment in which we live in and that’s why this September we’re launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign. The campaign will launch at all Host accommodations in the UK and Ireland – including here at The Hub, and we want our students to get involved!

The aim of the campaign is to become more environmentally friendly by saving energy, and to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability at our accommodations.

It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 great charities; Student MindsJust a Drop and LandAid. Not only do the charities benefit from this simple action, but so does the environment, with less greenhouse gas emissions being released into the air.

Student Minds    Just-a-Drop    LandAidlogo

So, how does it work?

Through small actions such as turning off lights when leaving a room, or unplugging chargers when not in use, students and staff can help to reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption. And in return for saving energy, we will be donating money to charity.

Students will select one of the three charities they would like Host to make a donation to, and they will pledge to make small changes to the way they heat their room, power their appliances and use their water during their stay with us.

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Throughout the year, we will keep students updated on our progress towards reducing our environmental impact and carbon footprint, and we will share further tips and advice for saving energy. If you have any top energy saving tips, share with us via our social media pages – and don’t forget to use the hashtag #hostenvironmentalpledge.

Get involved! Go green! It’s so easy to get stuck in.