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Author: Rachel Maile

What are you doing for Clean Air Day?

Air pollution affects everyone, every day and has far-reaching consequences for health, wellbeing and the environment. This Thursday, 20 June, is Clean Air Day is an opportunity to raise awareness and take action. Air pollution is something many people are aware of – but very few know how to tackle it. A recent survey showed that…
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Richard Kirk moves to CEO role at BetterPoints

BetterPoints is pleased to announce that current Executive Chairman Richard Kirk has been appointed as CEO. After nine years at the helm, Founder Daniel Gipple hands over the day-to-day leadership of BetterPoints to focus his time on strategic issues such as business development and investment as well as speaking opportunities. An experienced business leader and…
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Making your business cycle-friendly

Bike Week is a great opportunity for workplaces to encourage cycling. Here are some ways to make your business cycle-friendly

How businesses can help improve air quality

Air pollution alerts in the UK this year have already outnumbered those for the whole of 2018. Scientists recently announced that air pollution could affect every organ in the human body; and think of the children: outdoor air pollution in Britain is poisoning 2.6 million schoolchildren, while half of parents would move house to avoid…
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Five reasons cleaner air is good for business

Poor air quality is a global issue. It’s not only damaging human health, it’s bad for business. There are many reasons why it’s good business to help improve air quality – here are five. Better employee health reduces absenteeism Poor air quality is recognised as a public health emergency by the World Health Organisation, with…
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BetterPoints to help reduce congestion in Leamington Spa

We’re delighted to announce that we’re going to be working in partnership with Warwick District Council to motivate and encourage local residents to travel actively.

Spring into action: a workplace challenge in Norfolk

The start of May today sees the launch of the Spring Into Action Workplace Challenge in Norfolk.

BikeSmart Reading: an award-winning success

Reading Borough Council (RBC) wanted to ‘substantially reduce use of conventionally fuelled vehicles through reward rather than punishment’. They also wanted to triple the number of people cycling in Reading. They asked BetterPoints to help and the resulting programme won a Pride of Reading 2017 award and the 2017 Healthy Streets Award for Modal Shift.…
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Motivating Active School Travel in Leicester

In the last couple of months of 2018 we worked with Montrose Primary School to encourage and incentivise families to leave the car at home. The programme aimed to encourage more families to walk, scoot or cycle to school using fun gamification features and rewards.

Moving people from Inactive to Active in Hampshire

In early 2018 we launched a 12-week small-scale, targeted intervention with inactive Gosport & Havant residents. The purpose of this was to investigate the effect of increasing rewards and message frequency – do more frequent messages and higher rewards provide more motivation for the most inactive?