Fife’s green footprints

Volunteers prepare to 'muck in' on Fife Coast and Countryside Trust's Big Green Footprint Scheme.

Volunteers prepare to 'muck in' on Fife Coast and Countryside Trust's Big Green Footprint Scheme.

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FIFE companies are being invited to reap the rewards of making an eco-friendly mark on the Kingdom’s environment.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a live issue in today’s business world as companies of all sizes strive to put something back into their communities.

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust’s Big Green Footprint Scheme is giving local firms the chance to invest in the region’s natural treasures, enjoy rolling up their sleeves on green projects and demonstrate their commitment to CSR.

The Trust is Fife’s leading environmental charity responsible for managing and conserving Fife’s countryside, and was recently entrusted with the Kingdom’s much-loved beaches.

Businesses signing up to the Big Green Footprint Scheme have a range of options to be seen helping in this crucial work.

Fundraiser Maureen McKellar said: “Donations and sponsorships really do make a huge difference to Fife’s great outdoors and to peoples’ opportunities to access everything the Kingdom’s coastline and countryside has to offer.

“They also demonstrate that companies share our commitment to the environment. In return, the Trust can offer public recognition for donors in its communications, plus talks or guided walks from our expert team of Countryside Rangers.”

Fife firms are also being invited to provide willing volunteers, who can be called on to do anything from planting wildflowers to cleaning a stretch of coastline.

St Andrews’ Fairmont is one of the scheme’s supporters, and even invites departing hotel guests to make a voluntary donation of £1.

Its eco-friendly staff have done their bit by taking part in beach clean-ups and ‘bracken bashing’.

Jonathan Titterton, Fairmont‘s leader of its ‘Green Team’, said: “We’ve really enjoyed our involvement so far, and we’d encourage our fellow Fife businesses to go green and support The Big Green Footprint Scheme too!”

To find out more about the Big Green Footprint Scheme visit www.tbgfs.co.uk, email ask.us@fifecountryside.co.uk or call Maureen McKellar on 01592 656080.