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Our people talk about what seeing the bigger picture means to them
LANGUAGE TRANSCRIPTION[Music]CAPTION: The Bigger Picture. Doing the right thing every day at work and in local communities in Environment, Sports and Arts. Together we can make a real difference. Amanda Bingham : Why should you do it? Luke Souchard: Oh, it’s a tough one. I have to choose one?George McClory: Because it’s something we don’t normally do that’s part of our working day.Mary Cameron: The sense of achieving something that you never, ever, ever, ever thought you could possibly do. Duncan Mallard: Have a day off work. Mars York: And it was the best thing that I could have done at the time, and it’s such a lovely way to relieve stress. Corrina Henderson: There’s a whole number of reasons people should get involved, from learning something new, developing yourself as a person; from getting out there and feeling like you’ve given something back to the community. But, also just having a great time with your colleagues, doing something completely different to the day job. Bekkie Hogben: Gig Arts is an experience. It’s a day that you just will completely look back on and think, you know, that’s changed me and it’s changed how I look at different things. Louis Wynne: I think any opportunity to open your perspective to different experiences helps you to grow in your own confidence. Colin Butfield: The one biggest thing we’re trying to achieve is to make rainforests worth more standing than cut down, and we’re trying to tell as many people about that as possible. Liam Wallis: It was a nice leisurely walk, but we’ve got quite a lot guys with dodgy knees, so it was a good way to get everyone involved. Andy Dalby-Welsh: Cricket for Change is a charity that uses cricket as a vehicle to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people. Duncan Mallard: I thought it was just going to be a bunch of kids playing cricket and we were going to help out. Luke Souchard: Yes.Duncan Mallard: But in the end it turned out to be a really... actually an amazing experience. Kirsty Falconer: What seems like a small difference in my eyes might be a life-changing moment for them. Kerry Anderson: You feel like you’re achieving something, but you’re having a laugh as well. Michael Weightman: Slap of realism that I probably needed, and it was possibly one of the most inspiring days I’ve ever, ever had. Luke Souchard: You couldn’t fail but to be moved by the whole thing. I mean, just to see the delight on the children’s faces is enough. Angela Tansey: I just lost my mum last year to cancer. I lost my nan last year to cancer. So, I’ve done a lot of fundraising myself for cancer research for Meningitis Foundation. And I just love being part of things like that. Rob Hughes: Helps you to resolve problems in your own, sort of, day to day life and working life. Luke Souchard: It just helps people, sort of, kind of, realise that there’s a human side to the company as well. Amanda Bingham Oh god, it sounds really corny, but together we can make a difference. And one person: you affect so many others. Nima Patel: I think for me that day, the sense of giving back to your community was amazing. I think the buzz didn’t leave us all for about three days. It was so lovely. CAPTION: The Bigger Picture. What does it mean to you?
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Find out about Sky Studios, Europe’s most sustainable broadcast facility
LANGUAGE TRANSCRIPTIONNarrator: From the outset, Sky Studios was designed to be the most sustainable broadcast facility in Europe. Our vision was complete with the installation of our first ever onsite wind turbine. Committed to reducing our impact on the environment, the Sky Studios building already incorporates a number of energy efficiency practices, like recycling rainwater, ventilating naturally to avoid the use of air conditioning, using motion sensors to activate lighting, and turning downward energy into upward energy to power the lifts. But, for the power that can’t be reduced by efficiency measures, Sky Studios produces its own onsite renewable energy by burning old wooden pallets to provide heating and cooling for its broadcast operations. And now, it has an eye-catching wind turbine, built to produce 133 megawatt hours of clean energy per annum. That’s enough power to supply the whole of Sky Studios’ lighting for the entire year. But, just as importantly, the amount of carbon emissions saved annually by the wind turbine will be equivalent to a petrol-powered car travelling 370,000 miles – that’s like taking a road-trip around the world 15 times a year. Taking just one year to manufacture, build and lift into place, the wind turbine is built to withstand all weather conditions – from frost to lightning storms – and has been designed to function even at the lowest wind-speeds. The triangular structure spirals up to three rotary blades, with a total diameter spanning 21 metres. And at 71 metres in height, the wind turbine proudly resides over the West London skyline. With the new landmark now in place, it represents just how serious we are about tackling climate change, and the steps we’re taking to minimise our impact on the environment. To find out more, visit our website.CAPTION: sky.com/environmentNarrator: Sky – believe in better.
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