Circle Square Green Approach
We’re excited to launch our Circle Square Green Manifesto, with the aims of:
1. Operating Sustainably
Circle Square is a virtual team without fixed office premises, only travelling when absolutely necessary, using public transport to reduce our carbon footprint. Our events programme always features locally-sourced produce, and we recycle all waste. We often include environmental topics in our events programme. We will strive to maintain this sustainable approach and make even more environmentally friendly choices as an organisation.
2. Partnering Consciously
We’re proud to work with UK-wide green charities and non-government organisations, such as Friends of the Earth and Forum for the Future. We also seek Marketplace partners who possess strong sustainability credentials. For instance, our accountancy partner, BKL, is among the few UK accountancy firms to be a Certified B Corporation. This certification recognises their dedication to acting ethically and with purpose, rather than just for profit. Moving forward, we aim to amplify the work of our green charity partners and select future Marketplace partners based on their sustainability credentials.
3. Contributing Proactively
Circle Square has begun to develop collaborations with organisations working to improve the environment such as Energy4All, which supports renewable energy cooperatives, and Power Up North London, a group of passionate volunteers who work within their local community to fund, install, own, and manage low-carbon energy solutions. With their support, Circle Square is currently pursuing four community renewable energy projects at various stages of development.
The objectives of these projects include accelerating access to financing for renewable energy initiatives, enabling individuals to participate directly, reducing reliance on the national grid, and supporting public places that use large amounts of energy but struggle to transition to green energy independently.