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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The full list of all our Partners and their offers is below;
|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
- National CSR Awards: Special Judges Award (Mar 2015)
- Fleet Heroes: Air Quality Initiative Award (Nov 2015)
- Sustainable City Awards: Travel & Transport (Mar 2016)
- National Air Quality Awards: Local Air Quality Initiative (Oct 2015)
- Modeshift: Best Sustainable Travel Initiative (Nov 2015)
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
•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.
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: email@example.com / 020 8356 8904
Islington Council: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 8356 8910
Tower Hamlets Council: email@example.com / 020 8356 6113