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Shopping centre goes green

by Marco Cillario Tue 26 July 2016, 11:52 am

A shopping centre in Harrow has implemented a series of initiatives to protect the environment and raise awareness of the role individuals and businesses can play in building a more sustainable relationship with nature.

St George’s Shopping Centre, on St Ann’s Road, launched a range of tools available to its customers during the Green Fest from 23 to 26 June 2016.

The Green Wall, celebrating the organisation’s commitments to being green, was unveiled on the third floor of the 19,700sq m centre, along with special floor graphics installed throughout the centre, with tips on how members of the public could contribute towards protecting the environment.

An energy generating bicycle arrived at the centre on 24 June and shoppers were invited to charge their phone using pedal power alone, so as to help them understand how much energy it takes to create electricity.

The centre, which enjoys an annual footfall of 8.9 million, also hosted the #IPledge challenge. Visitors were asked to choose one of four simple pledges to resource waste and share a picture of their pledge with friends and families on social media to raise awareness.

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