Pieta is committed to fostering positive environmental, social, and economic impacts for current and future generations. In 2019 we took the steps to make Darkness Into Light a sustainable event, with environmentally-friendly packaging and recycled paper being used for our t-shirt dispatch. In previous years we produced a number of badges and other plastic items for Darkness Into Light, however from 2020 we took a decision not to reproduce these items, where possible, and to replace any remaining plastic paraphernalia with reusable or recyclable items.
In an effort to further reduce waste, and also to ensure that as much of the funds raised through Darkness Into Light can be directed towards vital suicide prevention services, participants are encouraged to re-use a t-shirt from a previous event.
For more information or suggestions about sustainability, you can contact our sustainability champion, Sinead Ronan Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org.