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Business Coaching Sessions for Climate Change

As part of Climate Coaching Action Day on 4th March 2021, businesses can benefit from 1:1 online coaching sessions on taking a more purposeful approach to working and living sustainably.

Sessions will be an hour long and are led by Katie Driver, a Certified Business Coach and experienced trainer, from Thinking Alliance. They are limited to five businesses, offered on a first come first served basis.

The Thinking Alliance offers coaching, training and consultancy which enables people and organisations to think better and be better. Their clients include private individuals and emerging and middle leaders in organisations large and small, in business and the public sector. The Thinking Alliance helps people reclaim the thinking time so often neglected in our fast-paced world. Without this, it is easy to lose our connection with what is important to us as individuals and with the people and environment around us. Our actions literally become thoughtless, our working relationships and resilience suffer and we fail to make progress on the things that matter.

Sessions are pro-bono, though businesses can donate to Sustainable Merton, Merton’s leading environmental charity, who work to clean up Merton’s air, tackle food poverty and reduce consumption of energy and resources across the borough.

Contact ellie@sustainablemerton.org to book your place.


Sustainable Merton’s Community Fridge

Sustainable Merton, Merton’s leading environmental charity, is bringing the first Community Fridge to the borough.

This meaningful project offers an exciting opportunity to stop edible surplus food from going to waste, and instead make this available to those who are struggling to afford to eat. The Community Fridge is essentially just a big fridge, located in an accessible, friendly space, where individuals and businesses can donate fresh edible food and members of the community can take what they want or need.

Sustainable Merton’s Community Fridge project has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019, the U.K.’s largest match funding campaign running from 3rd – 10th December 2019.

This means that the first £2000 in donations made via theBigGive.org.uk to the Community Fridge project during this week, will be matched and thus have twice the impact.

The aim is to raise a minimum of £10,000, which will contribute to the set up, running, maintenance and management of Merton’s first Community Fridge.

The need for food assistance in Merton is rising. Between 2015 – 2017, the number of residents accessing local food banks increased by 33%. At the same time, huge amounts of good food is going to waste, filling up overflowing landfill sites and producing greenhouse gases. Many local businesses and residents would be willing to donate fresh food if they had the opportunity, and a Community Fridge in Merton will provide this essential link that does not exist in the borough at present.

Sustainable Merton’s Community Fridge will be a valuable contribution to the community, contributing to reductions in both greenhouse gas emissions and food poverty. With the support from individuals and businesses, we can make a real difference to the lives of local people and protect our environment by keeping good food out of the bin and into the hands of those who need it most.

To find out more about the Community Fridge initiative, visit the following link.