20 April 2009

The ‘Can you look after a plant?’ Scheme

To save money staff were asked to volunteer to look after the plants in their office by watering them every two weeks. This was introduced in all the offices of the Civic Centre (which is the council’s central offices).

In offices where volunteers were not found the plants would be relocated to offices where there were volunteers. Once volunteers were in place the contract with the external contractor who used to water the plants will be terminated.

(This scheme has just been introduced and we are currently at the stage of recruiting volunteers). The expected results are that the council will save the cost of the external contractor.

The idea is free to implement and is a means of making a small but ongoing financial saving.

Thanks for this example

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