Earth Day and Sustainability

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970 and is now recognised globally in over 190 countries.

The aim of Earth Day is to raise awareness about environmental issues such as pollution, deforestation, climate change, and biodiversity loss and to encourage people to act to protect the planet.

The RNN Group does its bit to support with sustainability throughout its campuses across energy and utilities, travel, recycling, print and flora and fauna. Sustainability is central to how we at RNN Group operate our business and – although an ever developing area for the Group, something that all staff and learners contribute to.

As individuals, there are many ways we can support sustainability and contribute to the protection of the Earth:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce your consumption of single-use items, reuse products whenever possible and recycle materials such as paper, plastic, glass, and metal.

Conserve Energy

Use energy-efficient appliances, turn off lights and electronics when not in use and consider using renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power.

Conserve Water

Fix leaks, take shorter showers and avoid wasting water whenever possible. Consider installing water-saving devices such as low-flow faucets and toilets.

Support Sustainable Transportation

Use public transportation, car-pool, bike or walk whenever possible to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles.

Choose Sustainable Products

Support companies that prioritise sustainability and environmental responsibility in their products and practices. Look for eco-friendly certifications such as Fair Trade, or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

Eat Sustainably

Choose locally sourced and organic foods, and minimize food waste by planning meals and composting leftovers.

Support Conservation Efforts

Get involved in local conservation projects, volunteer for environmental organisations and support policies and initiatives that protect natural habitats and wildlife.

Educate Yourself and Others

Stay informed about environmental issues and share your knowledge with others. Encourage friends, family and colleagues to adopt sustainable practices in their daily lives.

One of the RNN Group’s recent initiatives was to have a student competition to create an environmental logo which is used across our print promotion and digital platforms. Created by Gracie Firth, Gracie wanted learners to help the College and students to recognise the environmental issues and how we can overcome them.

As educators we have an added duty to teach our students about sustainability, in a place in which sustainability is commonplace. The RNN Group is committed to being sustainable in all that it does and is looking at ways it can do this whilst being innovative.

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