Earth Moves has strong environmental aims; this is expressed in our practice, purchases and educational programme. Earth Moves is organised as a, not for profit co-operative with a range of charitable activities and interventions. As a co-op, we sign up to the internationally agreed 7 principles of co-operation and follow a set of values and ethics which include self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality equity, solidarity, openness, social responsibility, caring for others and concern for community.
Earth Moves acknowledges the connection between the climate and other environmental crises and the threat of current and future homelessness, disease, food and water shortages and poverty for millions of people around the world, as well as the major damage being caused to our natural eco-systems.
Earth moves promote education - and through education to facilitate awareness. While providing life-enhancing education programs promote personal, ecological, community and social-ecological development.
Earth moves cooperative therefore recognises its responsibility to reduce its carbon and environmental footprints and formally commits itself to be an environmentally responsible organisation.
We consider the most environmentally friendly alternatives to the following;
Total waste production
All of our plant-based waste is converted to compost. Plastics are recycled
100 % of our meals are vegan or vegetarian meals.
Food is grown without chemicals and towards permaculture guidelines
Biodiversity is celebrated as well as human diversity
Earth Moves will ask all our current and future suppliers for their environmental policies and for evidence of implementation of such policies and indicate that such performance will be used as criteria for supplier selection.
We will seek to have relevant environmental clauses included in any future contracts agreed with outside bodies. Earth Moves will include environmental responsibility training in any future staff training programmes, especially for those involved in providing advice to vulnerable clients.
Earth Moves will observe existing environmental legislation as a minimum standard and seek to out-perform current legislative requirements where practical.