Kent Blaxill undergoes green audit

Published:  22 December, 2009

COLCHESTER: While the world’s leaders have been meeting in Copenhagen over measures to halt climate change, East Anglian building supplies company Kent Blaxill has had a green audit from local school pupils.

Pupils from Colchester Grammar School visited Kent Blaxill to inspect the company’s green credentials.

The group of 30 youngsters were conducting a project on the environment, manufacturing and consumption. The 11 and 12 years olds were kitted out in high-visibility jackets and taken on tours of the company by Chris Barton and Monica Hartley, before quizzing Laura Downing on how the company is trying to become more eco-friendly.

“They came armed with a lot of questions,” said Laura. “We have reviewed some of the issues raised and as a result have added some more recycling bins.”

Kent Blaxill has also signed the 10:10 pledge to make a 10% cut in its carbon footprint by 2010. “We have had the Carbon Trust in to do a survey for us,” said development manager Chris Barton. “We will be overhauling our lighting and electrical loads in the short term, but it will be an ongoing programme with gas usage and fossil fuels being reviewed over the next few years.”

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