Borderline Support 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.
We acknowledge our responsibility to maintain a sound environment within the broader scope of supporting UK-based individuals with BPD/EUPD to live well and improve their quality of life.
We recognise the importance no matter how small, of the impact of our activities on the environment and that there is a need to constantly consider ways in which we can conserve energy and reduce our environmental footprint.
We formally commit to being an environmentally responsible charity.
In our day-to-day activities we use the waste hierarchy as our framework:
Eliminate – Avoid producing waste in the first place. Most of our present activities are online/virtual, avoiding the carbon footprint created by making long journeys
Reduce – Minimise the amount of waste you do produce. We conserve energy by adopting an ‘only turn on when using’ approach to equipment
Re-Use – Use items as many times as possible
Recycle – Recycle what you can only after you have re-used it.
Dispose – Dispose of what’s left in a responsible way