Mental health

Mental health trust plans to cut carbon emissions to zero

The trust that provides mental health and disability care across the North of England, says it wants to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2040.

The trust, which operates in Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, has already switched energy suppliers so its electricity comes from renewable sources, and other measures include the pharmacy team using an electric car as a pool vehicle.

Plans include increasing the range of vegetarian and vegan options in catering, removing single-use plastics from cafes and canteens within six months, and encouraging more cycling among staff.

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