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Time to start preparing for Business Green Week 2016

Time to start preparing for Business Green Week 2016

Want to find fun ways to engage your staff, help your business improve its green credentials and make energy savings?

Business Green Week 2016, delivered by Go Green and sponsored by Alder King, is a chance for businesses in the South West to spend one week having fun whilst demonstrating  to their employees, clients and customers how they are adopting greener business practices. It will run from June 11th – 19th as part of Bristol’s Big Green Week programme and is open to businesses from across the South West.

The free Business Green Week pack is full of fun suggestions for green activities that businesses run in their own workplaces during the week. Each day of the week has a different theme, from Act Local on Monday to Feel Good Friday when the sports days and locally sourced picnics usually take place – weather permitting!

“Running a Business Green Week in your organisation is a perfect launch pad for further sustainability initiatives and a great way to help you move through the three Go Green stages: Say It, Do It, Prove It!  All the suggested activities are tried and tested by businesses in the region so we know that they work!” says Amy Nicholass, Go Green Manager at Low Carbon South West.

Dr Andrew Garrad, Chairman of the Board for the Bristol 2015 Company, calls on businesses to make the most of this week which is now less than a month away “I’m pleased to see Go Green delivering Business Green Week again because it’s a great opportunity to get staff engaged with measures your business is taking to improve sustainability. Providing a week to focus on staff understanding and support for new green initiatives will help to embed long term behaviour change and help your business achieve its sustainability goals.”

Chris Haworth, partner at independent property consultancy Alder King who are sponsoring this year’s event, said: “Taking part in Business Green Week last year initially bought awareness, and then a focus on our working practices, and finally an enthusiasm to implement more sustainable ways of conducting our everyday business.

“Fun initiatives with rewards as simple as chocolates were given for sustainable behaviour and ideas from staff of how the business could become more eco-friendly were collected and where possible implemented.  The social interaction and support throughout the week engendered great team building, social sustainability and a genuine ‘feel good’ factor.

“Overall the impact of taking part was extremely positive and we’re therefore very proud to be a sponsor of this year’s event.  We look forward to building on what we achieved last year and extending the campaign to all our offices across the South West and in South Wales.  We would very much encourage other businesses to get involved and reap the benefits of taking part.”

To find out more about Business Green Week 2016, visit www.gogreenbusiness.co.uk/business-green-week

 

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