White Rose takes great pride in its ‘green’ credentials and has been recognised at national, regional and local level for its environmentally aware activities both inside and out.
The centre’s grounds and entrances, which are painstakingly cared for by specialist contractor Grace Landscapes, have earned awards over many years in the Leeds in Bloom and Yorkshire in Bloom competitions.
In addition to the prizes for floral excellence, the high quality of grounds maintenance was rewarded with receipt of a BALI award from the British Association of Land Industries.
All grass cuttings and material left from the pruning of trees and shrubs during maintenance work are turned into mulch and re-used around the site.
The recycling ethos also applies to the handling of card waste and White Rose was recognised for environmental best practice is this area of its operation with a prestigious Green Apple Award from the Green Organisation.