The RSPB has created an ongoing sustainability programme, with the organisation aiming to generate at least 50% of the energy that it uses from sources on its own estate by 2020, with ambitions to become carbon-neutral in the future. It has already taken steps in lowering its own environmental impact – with wind turbines at two reserves and its headquarters, which also boasts a 95% recycling rate. One of the latest projects in the programme has been the installation of renewable energy projects across its nature reserves, which has been made possible through finance from Triodos Bank.
As an environmental body, we have adopted targets to drive reductions in our carbon footprint, including through energy efficiency and generating energy at our nature reserves.
Ruth Davis, deputy director of Global Conservation at the RSPB