Bristol firms take up the ‘Go Green’ challenge

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Andrew Garrad

Andrew Garrad

An audience of over 300 people from across the city region attended the launch of Go Green at At-Bristol recently.

Go Green is a key part of the 2015 European Green Capital Programme, helping businesses to play an important part in making the Bristol city region become healthier, more competitive and more sustainable.

The event, opened by the Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Alastair Watson, saw a huge crowd with representatives from over 200 organisations.

The event outlined how Go Green will work, emphasising that it has been designed to help businesses of all sizes and types irrespective of how ‘green’ they already are.

Andrew Garrad, Chair of Bristol 2015 comments:“We want to ensure that every business in the region has the chance to benefit from the awareness created by the European Green Capital award.

“We want to celebrate the success of our greenest companies, but also encourage many more to seize this opportunity to become greener, save money and find new customers.”

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Amy Robinson, of project partner Low Carbon South West, comments:“The strength of this scheme is that it has been designed to tie together all the great assets we already have.

“We didn’t want to reinvent the wheel – so Go Green works by signposting to the organisations, projects and funding bodies that are most useful to each individual participant, and we can keep it current by adding new opportunities whenever we find them”.

Go Green is an initiative being delivered by Business West and Low Carbon South West, with funding from Bristol 2015.

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