Creating a greener future
At Castlepoint we strive to contribute to a more sustainable future including minimising waste, facilitating recycling, reducing emissions and our carbon footprint. As a result we recycle 69% of waste with 0% going to landfill with our recycling targets increasing year on year. We also ensure that we only use green energy and we have an on-going commitment to reduce our consumption year on year. We are changing our lighting in line with the car park rebuild to LED which are controlled by both photo cells, BMS controls and PIR sensors which means lights are only on full power when required and therefore reducing our consumption. We are also keen on ensuring Castlepoint is a biodiverse habitat for wildlife and support this by having bug hotels and nesting boxes across the site. We also ensure that we only use pollen rich flowers that are havens for insects, butterflies and bees.
Castlepoint's Electric Vehicle
We have reduced two white diesel vehicles on site to one electric car instead. This vehicle has zero C02 emissions and provides no noise pollution.
Castlepoint Goes Greener
Sustainability is at the very core of our future strategy, here are the main directions in which our future projects will stretch.
By the end of 2022, we would like to achieve all Castlepoint service vehicles to be electrically powered. This will see a reduction in the use of fossil fuels, our carbon footprint and also vehicle related servicing.
We aim to provide information to all visitors about sustainable travel to and from Castlepoint.
Where possible, we will introduce environmentally friendly cleaning chemicals and we aim to reduce the use of single use materials such as paper towels, blue roll etc.
We plan to Introduce a bio-diversity site management plan including implementing bug hotels, nest boxes, pollen rich flowers and Hedgehog hibernation boxes onto site.
By end of 2021 we introduced staff uniform that is made from recycled or environmentally friendly materials.
Our Charity Of The Year
This year our chosen charity to support is Mosaic Charity. This charity was founded in 2007 and supports children and young people throughout Dorset. Mosaic was created to fill the gap in bereavement provision across the county. Prior to this, support for bereaved children and young people was limited as the only support available was from hospices offering support after the death of someone suffering from a long-term illness.
Mosaic support children and young people who have been bereaved of someone special, such as a parent, sibling, friend or a member of their extended family. This includes all causes of death such as long-term illness, sudden death, suicide, murder or road traffic accident.