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Shpresa Programme

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Shpresa programme is an active user-led organisation that advances the education and training of the Albanian speaking people in the UK , so as to enable them to take full and active roles in their communities.

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

"It has been great to have the visit and have the report produced letting us know how we could become greener, 
I as a project director had training as well as a team of 12 people had training  on recycling"

Luljeta Nuzi, project director, Shpresa Programme


From these actions they have reduced their annual carbon dioxide emissions by around 1.3 tonnes CO₂e with an estimated cost saving of over £120.

Key targets achieved to date:

1.3 tonnes CO2e saved annually

Good Practice Identified:

  • Switched equipment off when not in use.
  • Turned their heating down
  • Reduced their paper use by 30 kg a year
  • Increased their recycling by 1 tonnes a year.
  • Started working towards ISO14001 certification
    "We have managed to get a grant from the Awards for All to fix our lighting system, change the sinks, taps and flash  and and boiler in the ground floor.This work will be finished in the next two months. Recycling is part of our curriculum at the supplementary school."

    Testimonial / Case Study submission date: 

        12th March 2013


    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