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Voluntary Action Harrow

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About business:

Voluntary Action Harrow is a not-for-profit workers co-operative who support people and not-for-profit organisations to make a difference in their local community by:

  • Working with local people and groups to identify local need and develop appropriate action.
  • Providing a range of services that help organisations to succeed.
  • Supporting and encouraging the growth of co-operative movement.

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

"...GAP introduced us to Google apps which we find a great tool, especially as we work in part from home. Being able to collaborate on documents is great.  

I'm also a trustee of a small charity and have moved us over to Google apps. "

Rachel Wright, Director, Voluntary Action Harrow


From their actions they have reduced their annual carbon dioxide emissions by around 996 kg CO₂e with an estimated cost saving of over £24.

Key targets achieved to date:

996 kg CO2e saved annually

Good Practice Identified:

  • Switched equipment off when not in use.
  • Moved 9 users over to Google mail
  • Reduced their paper use by 10 kg a year

Testimonial / Case Study submission date: 

    8th 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