HEALTH bosses are using video games to try to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions.
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust offered staff the chance to try a driving simulator at the launch of a carbon management plan to demonstrate the trust’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.
The trust has pledged a 25 per cent reduction in its carbon emissions over the next five years.
The launch of the carbon management plan took place at a drop-in day at the Opal Centre Conservatory, St Catherine’ Hospital, Balby.
Staff and service were invited to come along to try out the exhibits.
The driving simulator gave users a chance to see how economical their driving style is, and how changing habits could reduce their petrol bill.
There was also a power cycle on hand for visitors to see how much energy is needed to turn on a lightbulb.
Projects incorporated into the plan include looking at photovoltaic cells to generate RDaSH’s own electricity, reducing energy lighting and boiler solutions, staff engagement strategies and electric vehicles for travel.