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Zero Emissions Network (@ZENCityfringe)

The award winning Zero Emissions Network (ZEN) is a joint initiative between the London boroughs of Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets that helps businesses operate cheaper, cleaner and greener.

The ZEN  is supported by the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund and is an innovative scheme designed help businesses save money, cut emissions and improve air quality and business efficiency within the ‘ZEN’ area.  This area spans roughly west to east from Clerkenwell to Old Street, through to Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Brick Lane. 

Register your business to the Zero Emissions Network for free via www.surveymonkey.com/r/joinzen

For all the latest updates on the project follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/zencityfringe

How can the ZEN help your business?

The ZEN helps businesses to work cheaper, cleaner and greener through exclusive offers, services and products including:

• Free 1 year business membership to Zipcar, Drive Now or City Car Club with driving credits – worth up to £175

• Free 2 week trials of electric cars and vans

• Free ‘Eco audits’ to help you save money and reduce energy use

• Free ½ day Dr Bike workshop at your site

• Free 'Fix Your Bike' Course to learn how to repair bikes

• Money off ‘Zero Emissions’ taxi fares

• Free cycle training for staff

• Grants to encourage staff to walk and cycle via improved facilities lities in the workplace

• Access to exclusive offers and discounts – e.g. over £11,000 discount on a Nissan Leaf!

• Free 2 week trials of cargo bikes and electric cargo bikes

• Help to reduce delivery costs

• Help to find the cheapest energy tariffs for your business

The ZEN Membership Scheme

All of our ZEN businesses and their staff can now enjoy fab discounts and deals on everything from coffee and cuisines to gym classes, radio advertising, venue hire spaces and bike accessories simply as a reward for being part of the ZEN! 

The discounts apply when you present a ZEN Membership card or quote 'ZEN' to any of our participating partners. The ZEN card is free to everybody who works or volunteers at a ZEN business.

If you would like a membership card or would like to join as a participating partner, please email zen@towerhamlets.gov.uk

The full list of all our Partners and their offers is below;

               Partner                Offer                Reedemable at:
  Bamboo Bicycle Club   25% off build a bike kit   www.bamboobicycleclub.org
  Beespoke Tours   10% off cycling holidays   www.beespoketours.co.uk
  Bikeworks   10% off items   138-140 Cambridge Heath Road, E1 5QJ
  Black Box Coffee   10% off coffee   Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, E8 1EJ
  Blaze   10% off bike lights   www.blaze.cc
  Calverts   10% off sustainable print services   www.calverts.coop/
  Canvas Cafe   10% off coffee   42 Handbury Street, E15JL
  Dhaba Lane   20% off orders over £10. Enter code: ''Dhaba ZEN''   www.dhabalane.com
  FIKA Bar & Kitchen   10% Monday - Friday   161 Brick Lane, E1 6SB
  Fully Charged   10% off folding e-bikes   www.fullycharged.com
  Hoxton Radio   25% off radio campaigns   www.hoxtonradio.com
  Innerspace E1 Gym   10% off individual classes   130 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7PS
  Look Mum No Hands   10% off food / drink / bike parts    49 Old Street, EV1V 9HX
  My Pixxa   10% off food / drink

  11 Whitechapel Road, E1 1DU / 8 St John Street, EC1M 4AY

 Osmani Centre   20% off room hire   58 Underwood Road, E1 5AW
  Oxford House   10% off room hire   Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG
  Perfume Warehouse   10% off selected lines   85 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX
  Proud Archivist   10% off total bill   2-10 Hertford Road, N1 5SH
  Spitalfields City Farm   10% off at the farm shop   Buxton Street, E1 5AR
  Strongroom Bar & Kitchen   10% off total bill   120-124 Curtain Road, EC2A 3SQ
  Strongroom Recording Studio   10% off total bill   120-124 Curtain Road, EC2A 3SQ
  Tabitha Dean Yoga   10% off London classes   www.tabithadeanyoga.co.uk
  Thriev   10% off fares   www.thriev.com
  White Bear E-Bikes   10% off e-bikes   www.whitebearebikes.com
  V Moto   10% off e-mopeds / scooters   www.vmoto.com
  Zig Zag Teas   10% off tea purchases   www.zigzagteas.com

Awards & Recognition

Awards won:
- National CSR Awards: Special Judges Award (Mar 2015)
- Fleet Heroes: Air Quality Initiative Award (Nov 2015)

Runner-up:
- Sustainable City Awards: Travel & Transport (Mar 2016)
- National Air Quality Awards: Local Air Quality Initiative (Oct 2015)
- Modeshift: Best Sustainable Travel Initiative (Nov 2015)

Project Partners

The Zero Emissions Network works with a range of eco-friendly suppliers who are just as passionate as we are about improving air quality in London. Our partnering organisations include:

•Bikeworks – www.bikeworks.org.uk
•City Car Club – ​www.citycarclub.co.uk/zeroemissions
•Cycle Training UK – www.cycletraining.co.uk
•Drive Now - drive-now.com/ZEN
•Econnect Cars – www.econnectcars.com

•Emu Bikes – www.emubikes.com
•Fully Charged - www.fullycharged.com
•London Green Cycles – www.londongreencycles.co.uk

•London School of Cycling – www.londonschoolofcycling.co.uk
•Nissan – www.nissan.co.uk
•Peugeot – www.peugeot.co.uk
•Renault – ​www.renault.co.uk
•Thriev – www.thriev.com
•White Bear E-bikes – www.whitebearebikes.com
•Zipcar – www.zipcar.co.uk/business/zeroemissionsnetwork

Events & Publicity

The ZEN have regular social events, workshops, networking opportunities and campaigns for members to promote their businesses and share ideas with other businesses. Free publicity is provided via the three Councils' wide range of promotional channels including online press releases, advertisements in our newspapers, blogs on our websites as well as social media, radio campaigns, and invitation to our promotional parties and much more!

ZEN 1 Year Birthday Celebration - 14 October 2015 

The ZEN celebrated 12 months of partnership working with Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets at The Trampery, Old Street.  

The evening kicked off with a video sharing some of the latest success stories from the project which can now be viewed online:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unBycjuRYJQ

There were also talks from Bamboo Bicycle Club who shared their experience of a vibrant cycling trip from London to Singapore on a bamboo bike and also Forster Communications who spoke about rewarding their staff with extra holiday for cycling to work!

ZEN Re-Launch - 9 October 2014

Starting with a showcase of some of the ZEN measures (electric cars, cargo bikes) in Hoxton Square, the day culminated in a networking event at BL_NK near Old Street where Guardian columnist Tony Juniper spoke and praised the scheme stating:

“The evening marking the expansion of the network was highly inspirational and a great reminder of the huge power that comes from bringing people together and sharing best practice.”
For more information: www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/tech_city_tony_juniper_backs_launch_of_firms_going_greener_1_3819661

ZEN Seasonal POP-UP Events

The ZEN team have held a series of pop-up events across the ZEN area where businesses could find out more about the ZEN project and enjoy free coffee from Black Box and delicious cargo-bike delivered pizza from ZEN partner, My Pixxa.

Visitors to the pop ups could experience electric vehicles such as the new Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf and Renault Twizy and test-ride electric bikes and sign up to free car club memebrships with DriveNow. Visitors were also able to get their bikes checked up and tuned in by our very own Dr Bike mechanic from the London School of Cycling.

Contact us 

If you’re interested in getting  involved as a business or would like more information about any of our offers please get in touch with your local ZEN contact at:

Hackney Council:  zen@hackney.gov.uk / 020 8356 8904             

Islington Council: zen@islington.gov.uk / 020 8356 8910        

Tower Hamlets Council: zen@towerhamlets.gov.uk / 020 8356 6113

 

 

Partners

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