How your practice can help save the world

Andrew Clark outlines some clear and simple actions to achieve greater sustainability within opticial practices

When looking at your practice’s carbon footprint, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GGP) recommends addressing three ‘Scopes’. Scope 1 is your direct emissions, which for most practices is just a gas boiler. Of course, if your practice owns any vehicles, include their use in this scope also.

You can neutralise your Scope 1 emissions in a few ways. You can simply offset your emissions with a legitimate source (such as Net Zero Eyecare, which funds gold standard carbon offsetting projects that help build a truly sustainable world), or you can consider switching the gas off altogether in favour of something like a ground-source heat pump.

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