Green Week at Stagecoach East Scotland

12 Jun 2015

Stagecoach East Scotland recently celebrated its seventh annual Green Week by carrying out a range of activities between 1st - 5th June. 

During the week-long programme of activities, part of a wider Stagecoach Group initiative, Stagecoach East Scotland encouraged employees and customers to continue driving forward the green agenda through the Group’s new five-year Sustainability Strategy.

Stagecoach’s annual Green Week – this year had the theme of Getting Greener Together - aimed to raise awareness of environmental issues among staff and passengers through a series of events. 

Activities for customers that took place this year included giveaway days in Perth and Leven, and green tips posted daily on Stagecoach East Scotland's social media channels to help promote greener lifestyles. 

Stagecoach East Scotland conducted two competitions for Green Week. An online customer competition to win a year’s free travel on their local Stagecoach bus network was won by Connor Robertson, from Scone, Perth. Several prizes will also be issued to the winners of the Spot the Green Driver competition where customers had to complete an online form stating where they saw the driver dressed all in green.

The winners were:

  • 1st - Jacob Swann winning 4 weeks free travel
  • 2nd - Neil Doctor winning a £30 Argos voucher 
  • Runners up - Karen Menzies and Lynsey Thom winning a portable Powerbank, designed to charge mobile phones on the go.

Ten members of Stagecoach staff Green Team also carried out a community litter pick in Glenrothes on Friday 5th June. The volunteers spent the morning at a local park in Woodside along with twelve pupils of Carleton Primary School collecting over seven bags of rubbish. 

There was also a £200 staff prize for the best 'Ecodriver' in East Scotland which was won by Dumitri Cozma from Arbroath depot. A prize for the depot with the highest levels of recycling will be announced in due course.

Stagecoach East Scotland Managing Director, Andrew Jarvis said: "We are committed to our responsibilities in the community to protect our environment and Green Week helps us to continue the momentum by engaging with customers, communities and our employees on how we can all have more sustainable lives."