Go Green initiative hits 1,000 milestone

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Dr Andrew Garrad is the Chair of Bristol Green Capital
Dr Andrew Garrad is the Chair of Bristol Green Capital

In the six months since its launch, 1,000 businesses in the region have signed up to Go Green.

Go Green is an initiative that provides businesses with the tools they need to improve and demonstrate their green credentials.

The scheme, which launched as part of Bristol’s year as the European Green Capital in February, is helping the city lead the way in sustainable practice.

The Go Green tool, which is an online platform for businesses to show their commitment to becoming more sustainable has seen more than 2,000 actions undertaken over the last six months.

Go Green has three stages – Say It, Do It and Prove It – which show the different phases companies will need to go through to demonstrate that they are becoming more sustainable.

This encompasses five areas of their business: Travel & Transport, Happy & Healthy, Sustainable Sourcing, Energy & Efficiency and Planning & Resilience.

Twenty businesses have already achieved Prove It status, which asks organisations to prove the steps it has taken to Go Green. To be eligible, a business must have completed at least one action in each pillar and demonstrate continuous improvement.

One business that has reached the Prove It stage is Bristol-based Resource Futures.

Stuart Woodham, a consultant at the company, comments: “The team here at Resource Futures is extremely pleased to have got to the Prove It stage of Go Green.

“It’s a fantastic accolade to add to our credentials and it’s given us the perfect opportunity to actively take a role in Bristol as European Green Capital.”

Go Green is a project run in partnership by Business West and Low Carbon South West and originates from the combination of two environmental business programmes, Go Green Bristol and The West of England Carbon Challenge.

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