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Helping Heartwood Forest To Grow

February 6th, 2017 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

We’re a very passionate company. We’re passionate about what we do, we’re passionate about the environment, and we’re passionate about trees.

So, in a bid to help offset our carbon footprint, we’re going to help Heartwood Forest grow.

Heartwood Forest is an ancient woodland, situated near St Albans, and is owned and managed by The Woodland Trust. It is in fact made up of four woods, Langley Wood, Pismire Spring, Well and Pudler’s Wood and Round Wood amounting to a whopping 858 acre site. Once fully planted, it will become England’s largest continuous native forest.

To date, 500,000 trees have been planted by hard working volunteers, and the aim is to complete the planting over the next few years with an additional 100,000 trees.

Heartwood is not only made up of newly planted trees. There are pockets of ancient woodland with carpets of beautiful bluebells as well as other wildflower meadows. There are old hedgerows, open grassland, and … read more »

I See Roofs Of Green

January 28th, 2016 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

Just a mile or two from our main office, lies the small town of Walton-on-the-Naze. What is particularly unique about this seaside town is that it is flanked on three sides by the sea. The Naze, an historic peninsula, is not only a natural open space, but is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) famed for its fossils found in the Red Crag cliffs.

It’s because of this that the Essex Wildlife Trust has invested, via the ‘Naze Heritage Project’ to the construction of ‘The Naze Education and Visitors Centre’, almost finished and due to open to the public this Spring.

We at The Survey Initiative support the work that The Woodland Trust carry out, we love trees, we love all things green, we’re an environmentally friendly bunch and strive to keep our carbon footprint down.

So what’s that got to do with this … read more »

Give the Green Light to a Green Team

September 22nd, 2014 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

Green teams and employee engagement. These two buzz words seem to be gaining traction.

Keeping employees engaged, happy and productive has always been a
 priority for leading organisations.

Today, as green 
becomes more mainstream, 
a
 growing 
number 
of
 employees want to work for an organisation that is committed to sustainability and look for a work setting where the green values they practice at home are implemented in the workplace.

“Out of all those millions and millions of planets floating around there in space, this is our planet, this is our little one, so we just got to be aware of it and take care of it.” – Sir Paul McCartney

Establishing “green teams” in the workplace is an inspiring way for organisations to motivate employees, increase employee engagement and shift strategies towards encouraging and forging a more sustainable path. This is becoming increasingly important as more stakeholders are expecting organisations to alleviate their impact on people and the planet – and … read more »

A Little Bit Of Fun Upcycling In The Office

July 14th, 2014 by amber_mckinney | 1 Response

Just for fun today, a blog that’s not too serious that will make you smile, and uplift your day (actually, the serious bit is making you happier which positively affects your wellbeing).

Here are five simple office “hacks” you could do right now as explained by BuzzFeedYellow.

Sorting Out Your Wires!

Using bull dog clips, you can clip them to the side of your desk, and thread your messy and tangled wires through each one, so you can keep track of your wandering wires!

Clean That Keyboard!

Grab hold of that office post-it block, tear one off, and fold it in half, and use it to gouge out the scums and crumbs from between those keys!

Hang Your Headphones!

After listening to your tunes (which you shouldn’t do at work, but it’s fun), you can use another one of those bull dog clips, an elastic band and a pin to hang your headphones up! Just tie the prongs of the bull dog clip up with … read more »

Reducing Our Impact On The Environment

May 28th, 2014 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

We at The Survey Initiative are absolutely committed to reducing our impact on the environment and have established a carbon neutral policy.

One of the actions we take to show our commitment is to continue to conduct communications online to reduce paper usage and waste where-ever possible. As an employee research company producing bespoke employee engagement surveys, we’ve developed technology that allows participants to complete their survey electronically, as well as review their reports electronically, either through e-mail, website or mobile applications. We aim to continue to develop how the data is presented electronically to both meet the needs of our clients and also contribute to our commitment to reducing the use of paper.

So, today, we’d like to share some tips with you about how you can go paperless in the office, reduce paper waste in the workplace, and what the benefits are.

Tips to becoming paperless

  • E-mail can be used to share documents and ideas.
  • Instead of printing a … read more »
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