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About business:

3health offers psychotherapy, counselling, clinical supervision and Nutritional Therapy. 
3Health - Katarina Gildebrand

What successes has Global Action Plan's ERDF project helped your business achieve:

The consultant, Conrad has helped me greatly with streamlining my systems in ways I didn't know were possible.  His patience and expertees in explaining what was involved allowed me to make these changes with confidence.
I run a busy psychotherapy and nutritional therapy practice, which involves meeting with clients for consultations on my premises, frequent use of my computer for writing documents, note-taking, research on the web and various forms of networking.  Through Global Action Plan, I've been able to adapt my working practices in ways that are more efficient, but also saves energy.  Streamlining my use of technology (computers, copiers etc.) means I now use fewer appliances overall.  I make use of a number of free tools available through Google, cutting down on need to travel, as joint meetings and writing collaborations can now take place on the Internet (collaborative net-working & Skype).  I feel much more empowered in my use of IT technology, and more aware generally of ways of cutting back on energy-use."

Katarina Gildebrand, Therapist, 3health

From these actions they have reduced their annual carbon dioxide emissions by around 2.5 tonnes CO₂e with an estimated cost saving of over £337.

Key targets achieved to date:

2.5 tonnes CO2e saved annually

Implemented a travel and homeworking policy

Good Practice Identified:

  • Switched equipment off when not in use.
  • Switched off one server
  • Moved 1 users over to Google mail
  • Reduced the amount of car mileage carried out for business purposes.
  • Turned their heating down
  • Fitted water saving devices in their toilets, resulting in an annual water saving of 600 litres
  • Replaced lights with more efficient alternatives
  • Reduced their paper use by 10 kg a year
  • Switched to recycled paper.
  • Increased their recycling by 1 tonnes a year.

Testimonial / Case Study submission date: 

    10th May 2012

Project name and objectives:
The ERDF funded project - Environmental Savings through ICT (Green ICT) is a Global Action Plan - UK initiative to assist 122 SMEs in London increase their economic performance and reduce a total of 100 tonnes of CO2. The project is part financed by the GLA's ERDF Programme 2007-13. The aim of the project is to help small and medium sized businesses to implement IT solutions to help them manage and reduce their environmental impact while optimising business growth.

Project contact details:

Senior Programme Manager: Conrad Healy
Tel: 020 7420 4444