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As October draws to a close, it’s hard to believe that university and lectures have been in full swing for several weeks already; where has the time gone?

And as you settle into your accommodation, if you haven’t already, we’d love for you to get involved with the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign.

What is the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign?

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We want to become more environmentally friendly and drive sustainability at Lace Market Studios. With the help from those living with us, we’re aiming to reduce our overall utilities (gas, electric and water) consumption by saving energy.

By adopting small actions such as turning off lights when leaving a room, or unplugging chargers when not in use, you can help. And in return for saving energy, we will be donating money to charity.

If we can reduce our overall energy consumption at Host by 1% then we will donate £10,000 to charity. A 2% reduction will see a donation of £20,000. 3% is £30,000, and so on. The 3 charities we’ve chosen to donate the money to at the end of the campaign are LandAidStudent Minds and Just A Drop.

While we recognise that switching things off isn’t the solution to climate change on its own, we think saving energy is a good building block. The actions adopted will also help to save you money on your bills if you move into private accommodation in the future. Not only that, but you will be helping to support these charitable causes through responsible living.

So, if you’re a current resident living with us, pop down to reception and find out more about making your pledge and how to get involved.

Keep an eye out throughout the year for more information on the campaign, the charities we’ll be supporting and some top energy saving tips!