In line with the philosophy of the person-centred approach and the aims and objectives of The Norwich Centre, we believe that we have a responsibility towards both humankind and our planet to ensure the quality of our relationship with the world and our way of being in the world.
Writing in ‘A Way of Being’ in 1980, Rogers outlined the qualities of the person of tomorrow, (Rogers, 1980, p350-352) including “Attitudes towards nature... They feel a closeness to and a caring for elemental nature. They are ecologically minded and they get their pleasure from an alliance with the forces of nature, rather than in the conquest of nature”.
We believe that some activities conflict with our aims, objectives and core philosophy and that companies and organisations involved with activities, or with a poor record in these areas, should be avoided.
The direct environmental impact of The Norwich Centre’s operations arises from our use of resources, energy, transport, our choice of products and services and our disposal of waste. In deciding what to purchase, how to operate and where to invest, we will take the above into consideration.
We will aim to make ethical decisions and to reduce our impact on the environment. We will be mindful of the need to balance this with the duty to maximise the funds available for the charitable work of The Norwich Centre.