GCI Blog

Climate change and the butterfly effect

Post-Covid and Brexit, the UK needs to build back with a green and resilient economic recovery.  Organisations must implement innovative working practices and net zero strategies. This will help bring about a significant reduction in the environmental impact of human activities and climate change.

Wildfires, flash floods, heatwaves and hurricanes have bought the climate change crisis into sharp focus.  Global catastrophic repercussions from the climate change may seem insurmountable and individual actions considered inconsequential. However, small changes made by many people can have a huge cumulative result; the butterfly effect. It’s time to think and act local and focus efforts on small and easy to implement adaptations to our daily routines.

Net-Zero Strategies

Organisations’ net-zero strategies must engage entire workforces so they collectively become invested in the journey. Employers need to adopt and embrace new processes and sustainable behaviours as part of their net zero strategies.  These could include switching to green power sources, recycling waste, having a pool of e-bikes or growing wild flower meadows.

Active Travel Choices

Transportation is a significant source of greenhouse gases and employers need to address how to change employee commuting habits.  Electric vehicles are not the answer as their production, and how they are charged, have high environmental costs.  Particulate pollution is still generated by electric vehicles from the wear of brakes, tyres and roads.

Active and sustainable travel choices are key to reducing emissions. The rapid rollout of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods across the UK has meant active travel is becoming more accessible to many.

Cycle to Work Scheme
Cycling in the city

The Cycle to Work Scheme is a low risk, low-cost, sustainable employee benefit. Green Commute Initiative’s Cycle to Work Scheme is award winning and has revolutionised the industry. There’s no scheme limit and participants make the maximum possible savings as there’s no scheme exit fees.

Green Commute Initiative has a strong ethical ethos and ensures everyone is treated fairly. Our scheme is best for employees (no fees), best for shops (lowest commissions), and best for employers (no fees or commitment). We believe this makes Green Commute Initiative the UK’s best Cycle to Work Scheme.

  • 7th October 2021