Green Huddersfield Company Encourages Walk to Work Week (26th-30th April)
Yorkshire Energy Services, based in Huddersfield are encouraging people to ditch the car between 26th-30th April and Walk to, from or during Work for the national Walk to Work Week.
As a company that actively encourages people adopt low carbon lifestyles, it’s good to see that they practice what they preach. Over half of Yorkshire Energy Services employees are swapping cars for their trainers to get fit whilst doing their bit for the environment.
Yorkshire Energy Services employees will walk a collective 150 miles during the Living Street’s campaign reducing the number of miles travelled by car and public transport and contributing to both to a cleaner environment and a happier, more productive office.
With 50% of all UK car journeys now 5 miles or less and a high proportion of these accounting for journeys under 1 mile, that could easily become a 15-minute walk for so many people.
Transport Coordinator Liz Henry told us ““We all know that walking is good for us; a walk in a morning helps to kick start our metabolism, burns calories, improves mental agility and reduces stress whilst slashing overall CO2 emissions. With these benefits in mind there is no reason why some of us can’t walk more and use the car less”
Sign up and add to the cause by visiting www.walkingworks.org.uk/walk-to-work-week
For more information on Yorkshire Energy Services visit http://www.yorkshireenergyservices.co.uk/ or call 0800 052 7496.
Emma Kovaleski, Development and Partnership Manager lives in Denby Dale and plans to use the week to get fit and save petrol money. “Last month I spent around £150 just on petrol, including car parking this mounts up to a huge £230! If I get the train to Honley and walk the rest of the way to our Huddersfield office I’ll save almost £200 a month and will get fit in the process”
Advisors, Mat Noble and Susannah Williams enjoy the social aspect of walking to work together from Armitage Bridge 2.4 miles each way. “With the sun shining at the moment, its lovely to stroll to and from work, have a chat and enjoy the spectacular scenery Huddersfield has.”
Advisor at day, actress by night Holly Comber walks everyday from her Lockwood home “I need to keep in shape for shows and walking is a great way to do this. I would definitely recommend others to walk; not only do I keep trim but the environmental benefits are a concern for me.”
Liz Henry, Transport Coordinator lives in Marsh and walks the 1 mile there and back every day. “There are so many benefits of walking, both personally and for the environment. We rely on the car far too much and with so many cars on the road you will spend most your time sat in traffic when you could be enjoying a brisk walk instead.”
Ellie Lyon, Marketing Executive currently lives in Huddersfield Town Centre but is due to move in with her boyfriend end May “I currently have no excuse not to walk as I conveniently live around the corner, however when I move it will be a good half an hour walk each way but I am determined to do it to get some good exercise, save money and do my bit for the environment.”
Alex Krzesinski, Marketing Executive lives in Marsh and walks everyday “walking to work saves me money and is the healthier option, not only is it good exercise but I feel much less stressed not having to wait around for buses or find car parking spaces.”
About Yorkshire Energy Services
After 9 successful years as Kirklees Energy Services, Yorkshire Energy Services was launched May 2009. Yorkshire Energy Services manages schemes such as Kirklees RE-Charge, Kirklees Warm Zone and Wakefield Low Carbon Communities. Details of schemes are available on request.
Yorkshire Energy Services also manages the contract of the Energy Saving Trust advice centre for South & West Yorkshire on behalf of the Energy Saving Trust, the leading government funded organisation set up to fight the effects of climate change within the UK domestic sector.
The Energy Saving Trust advice centre for South and West Yorkshire
The Energy Saving Trust advice centre is managed and operated by the Energy Saving Trust. The advice centre for South & West Yorkshire is one of 21 advice centres covering the UK. The aim of the Energy Saving Trust advice centre is to raise awareness of sustainable energy at a regional level and make it easier, simpler and cheaper for people to take action in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable technologies and transport.
You can contact the Energy Saving Trust advice centre on free phone 0800 512 012
For more information contact:
Call the Energy Saving Trust advice centre Marketing Executive on 01484 352010 or email Ellie.Lyon@est-swy.org.uk