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We make and produce our own lip and hand balms using herbs and beeswax from local sources (including our own garden!)
Our commitment to sustainability is central to everything we do here…and I mean everything! Every single thing we purchase from electricity and gas to pens and t-shirts is scrutinised with the aim of finding the most environmentally-friendly solution. Everything that leaves our building is equally scrutinised. Literally. We employ a team to go through every piece of rubbish twice a year so that we can learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle more.
When you get stuck into sustainability issues, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed and depressed about our future on this planet. We seem to have no common sense when it comes to using limited natural resources. The issues can be too complex, too scary and too big to handle. Rather than get mired down in doom & gloom, we want to provide a positive alternative, to be an example for others to follow.
Our objectives, which we aim to achieve by 2015, are to:
We’re making significant progress on all of these objectives which you can read about in our Annual Environmental Reports.
Eco-days. Travel is a big portion of most people’s carbon footprint- our staff are no different. The easyjet revolution when combined with the temptation of climbing in the sunnier climate of places like France or Spain makes it all to easy to book a cheap flight for a week away. The alternative- travelling by car or train is often more expensive and can take much longer. We try to make it more attractive by allowing staff who qualify for the eco-day scheme to take extra paid holiday to get to their destination. Many of our staff have rediscovered the pleasures of long-distance train travel and learned how to get creative when planning their holidays.
We also offer the Cycle to Work scheme to help employees purchase bicycles for commuting in a tax-efficient way.
Many of our staff have also benefited from our Eco-Grant scheme.
A key component of our Sustainability Strategy is the integration of our organic garden and café/kitchen into our operations. You can read more about these exciting projects on the Castle Café page and the Castle Garden page and by following their blog. Better yet, come by and see it for yourself!
Zero waste to landfill is an ambitious target, but one that we believe is feasible. We’ve been able to reduce our waste to landfill to one household sized bin per week by doing the following:
Sustainable City Awards – Winner in Sustainable Food Category
Sustainable City Awards - Shortlisted in Resource Conservation Category
Capital Growth – Grow For Gold, Inspiring Gardens Category (Second Place
Mayor of London’s Green Procurement Code Awards, Highly Commended (SME Organisation Category)
Sustainable City Awards – Sustainable Procurement
Sustainable City Awrads – Sustainable Building
Mayor of London’s Green Procurement Code, gold level
Tuesday 18th March - British Paraclimbing Series
A three event climbing and bouldering competition series. While the events have a fun, festival atmosphere to them and are suitable for beginners, they are also essential for selection onto the British Team.
Saturday 29th March - BMC YCS - London & SE: Round 3
The BMC Youth Climbing Series offers fun climbing competitions for young people from 7 to 17. Extremely popular, these comps are suitable for you, whether you're new to climbing, or already have some experience.
New Year Deals on Courses & Gear!
Discounts for Bouldering Only members & those new to the sport on Introductory Climbing Courses - from 6th January to 28th February 2014.
The Castle is looking for enthusiastic, flexible people to join our Duty Managing team. Duty Managers have responsibility for the operation of the centre during opening hours and act as the designated First Aider when the centre is open. They provide a reference point for all the day’s activities for both staff and customers; they ensure that safety procedures are followed and they provide a friendly, efficient service for our customers while supporting the staff in the centre working in their specialist roles.
More information and how to apply can be found on our Recruitment Blog