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Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Environment, News | 0 comments

Go Green Launches

Go Green Launches

We are pleased to announce that the main business engagement tool for Bristol European Green Capital 2015, Go Green, has been officially launched.

A staggering 397 people attended the launch of Go Green at the At-Bristol science centre on Tuesday 10th February 2015!

With delegates representing almost 300 organisations from across the region, the Go Green launch event was opened by the Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Alastair Watson and was enjoyed by an attentive crowd, who heard about the importance of the Go Green programme and how it will help them achieve their green business ambitions.

As well as presentations by : Nina Skubala, Amy Robinson and Jessica Ferrow, the audience heard presentations from Steve West, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West of England; Liz Zeidler Chair of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership; and Andrew Garrad, Chairman of Bristol 2015 – all of whom made a strong business case for going green. The presentations will be available online in the next few days.

Go Green Launch

A number of local not-for-profit organisations who are referenced in the Go Green tool were invited to bring stalls and give 60 second pitches to explain how they can help local businesses, including the Bristol Reuse Network, Climate South West and the Bristol Pound. There was great buzz of conversation between delegates during the networking sessions with all types of enterprise represented, from multinational corporations to work-from-home micro businesses; all of whom can get involved in the Go Green programme.

The audience heard from the creators of the Go Green Tool, Sheri-Leigh Miles and Jimmy Brannigan from NETpositive Futures – who demonstrated how to get the most out of the tool. Having access to the Go Green tool is like having a sustainability expert in your pocket, and their demo showed how easy it is for businesses with no prior sustainability experience to create a free, bespoke action plan that signposts to local initiatives and further information, and allow them to track and show progress.

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The Go Green programme has been designed with core funding from Bristol 2015 Ltd and is run by Business West and Low Carbon South West, to help businesses of all sizes and types, irrespective of how ‘green’ they already are.

In the 24 hours since the event, 25 businesses have now signed up and created their action plans!

The popularity of the launch event is testament to the demand that we know exists amongst the forward-thinking businesses of the region, who know that their future success depends on building a greener, more resilient business community, fit for the changing times in which we now live.

To find out more visit: www.gogreenbusiness.co.uk

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