Passion for the Planet, the health and environment focused DAB radio station has received a Special Commendation in the Green Business category at this year’s Merton Green Guardian Awards.
The awards are designed to recognise businesses, individuals, schools and projects that are making a positive difference to their local environment.
Listener Teresa Wingfield was so impressed with Passion, both on and off air, that she decided to nominate the company for the award.
“I’ve learnt so much listening to the radio station, I definitely recycle more now that I understand what happens to these materials and how they are recycled. I’ve started composting, reduced my car use (haven’t quite got round to swapping the car for a bike… yet!), use less water, less detergent and less energy. I know I have a way to go, but without what I’ve learnt on Passion for the Planet I am not sure I’d have started.” said Teresa as part of her nomination.
Founders Chantal Cooke and Kenny Stevens have ensured that the company is as passionate about the planet as they are; the studios are sound-proofed with Scottish grown hemp, they use low energy light bulbs, the office furniture is reclaimed, there are recycling bins for paper, cans, glass, plastic, CDs etc. All office PC equipment is switched off completely at night (no stand-by lights left on). Passion produces only one small carrier bag of non-recyclable waste each week. And they are carbon neutral by off-setting their CO2 emissions through “Pure the clean planet trust”.
Passion for the Planet’s studios are based in London, and they have five radio stations in the group broadcasting to London, Essex, Peterborough, Devon and the Bristol/Bath area.