What can my business do to lessen its environmental impact?
There is little denial around the world now that the climate emergency is the biggest global threat to people and wildlife: there is no Planet B. Earlier this month global leaders met at COP26 in Glasgow to discuss how to safeguard our future, stating their net zero pledges for 2050, 2060 and 2070 – but can we as individuals and businesses take action now to fight the global climate crisis?
While there needs to be change at government level, we do all have a responsibility to effect the changes that are in our power. Local Charity and Community Forest, the Forest of Marston Vale are holding a business event during National Tree Week with presentations and discussions that address these issues.
The event takes place on Thursday 2nd December from 11.20am – 2pm and attendees will:
- hear how a local plastics manufacturer achieved net zero, whilst growing their business and remaining competitive in a global market;
- have the chance to think about their own carbon footprint, as individuals and a business community;
- learn about local solutions for their business which will deliver their CSR objectives, environmental goals and help combat the escalating climate emergency;
- hear about the Forest of Marston Vale’s new ‘Act local, save global’ campaign;
- enjoy a light lunch and networking with other local business owners and representatives.
There will also be a special address from the Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire talking about the national importance of climate action and upcoming tree planting projects in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
The event is free to attend, but places are limited, so booking is essential. Places can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01234 762605.