We care deeply about people. That is why we are into health and education (in case you hadn’t guessed). We enjoy people and we believe in doing right by people. That is why we have a generous refund policy. That is why we go out of our way to make things as good as they can be for our customers. That is why we ensure we are always fair, honest and open.
Carbon foot print
We try and keep our carbon foot print small. We looked into it carefully and made sure we save where we can. We calculated consumption! All sorts of consumption, oil, gas, petrol, coal, paper, electricity, trains, plains and automobiles - we rounded everything up and adding a bit more on just to be sure. We used a carbon calculator to work out exactly how many tons of C02 that lot came to. Once we had the information we looked at where we could make savings and cuts. We changed the way we did some things and contacted 3rd party supplies about their products and services.
We get through a lot of paper so it is important to us where it comes from! All our stationary and marketing material is printed 100% recycled post consumer waste fibers and chlorine free paper. The paper used in our home study courses manuals is Xerox 100% recycled supreme. Xerox Recycled Supreme is manufactured from Post-Consumer waste. De-inked and bleached in a totally Chlorine free (TCF) process to achieve a high white recycled paper. We only buy recycled paper or paper from businesses that use wood from suppliers who manage their forest resources properly and that follow environmental guidelines.
Recycle, reduce, reuse
We sort and recycle everything, it has become an obsession! It almost feels disappointing to put something in the bin. If the recycling guys won’t pick it up then we save it and do a run to the recycling centre every once and while.
Every evening at the end of work we power down and switch off as many electrical items as possible. We like off buttons! Nothing is left on stand-by. Every little light is extinguished! You should hear the silence after you do that – what a difference. Yes it takes us a little more time at the beginning and end of every day to switch everything on and off but we don’t mind – its worth it.
Jumpers up, heating down
We hate using the heating. Not because we don’t like it or it costs a lot of money, but because it uses energy. When the cold comes we see how long we can hold out. We push ourselves a little further each year. It becomes a test of endurance. The colder it gets the more layers we put on, until finally we can’t move for jumpers and we have to give in.
The power of green
We have solar power. We get lots of our electricity from the sun. Set up by Greenshop most our energy comes from a renewable source. Greenshop Solar is an accredited renewable energy installer based in Gloucestershire. And of course we use energy efficient bulbs.
We are family
We do a lot to support and nurture the homeopathic community. Mani Norland was one of the founding members of the 4Homeopathy group formed in 2011. 4Homeopathy brings together eleven of the UK’s largest membership bodies to work together for the good of homeopathy. Collectively they are making great progress and have launched lots of significant projects over the years.
We support a number of different homeopathic charities: Homeopathy Action Trust, Travelling Homoeopaths Collective, Homeopathy: Medicine for the 21st Century (H:MC21), The Maun Homeopathy Project, Ghana Homeopathy Project. Some we help promote, others we offer free homeopathic training to. We have a growing number of students from around the world learning with us for free. It is wonderful to be in the position to give the gift of homeopathy to these people.