Second Plymouth Eco Business Fayre Announced
Jun 19, 2012
Organisers of the Plymouth Eco Business Fayre have announced that the second annual event will take place at the National Marine Aquarium on Thursday 6th October.
The free to attend eco-show aims to bring together Plymouth businesses at varying stages of their eco-journey to share experiences and best practice to make Plymouth a greener city.
Held at the National Marine Aquarium between 10am and 4pm, the one day event will see a mix of guest talks, networking, an exhibition and a green advice drop-in centre where some of the leading environmental experts in the city will offer one-to-one advice on a range of environmental topics from carbon footprinting to energy management.
During the course of the morning, Professor Iain Stewart, Dr David Gibson and Gary Jones will be delivering talks. Geologist and broadcaster Professor Stewart will speak about The Green Planet whilst Dr Gibson, Managing Director of the National Marine Aquarium, will be discussing Environmental Sustainability and why it is key to the future of the National Marine Aquarium. Following the opening of the new £3.4m anaerobic digestion facility earlier this year, Langage Farm’s Gary Jones will talk about the new facility and the environmental impact.
Steve Whiteway, Environmental Services Manager at Alpha Logic and part of the organising committee of the Fayre, said “Following the success of the inaugural Fayre last year, we’re delighted to be hosting a bigger and better event this year. Our aim is to encourage companies to look at their environmental policies and understand the savings that can be made and the subsequent benefits for both the city and our planet.”
“Plymouth can become a shining example of how things should be done. Our carbon footprint is falling and we’re moving forward in establishing green supply chains throughout the city and its boundaries to benefit the local economy and we’re working together to promote environmentally-sound practices.”
Jackie Young, Plymouth City Council’s Sustainable Development Manager commented: “Plymouth’s Eco Business Fayre highlights the wealth of expertise available in the city and the South West in general.”
“Now in its second year, the Fayre is an excellent opportunity to find out more about greening your business, to save money and to network with like-minded people. We look forward to meeting you and to answering all those sustainability questions you’ve always wanted to ask at one of this year’s drop in advice clinic sessions”.
James Deacon, Functions Manager at the National Marine Aquarium added: “The NMA is looking forward to hosting the Eco Fayre and working with our partners to promote greener business within Plymouth. In practising what we preach, we will also be looking to pick up some advice and tips to becoming an even greener organisation.”
To support the event, CityBus will be providing a free shuttle bus to bring visitors to and from the Eco Fayre. The bus will operate on a circular route between Milehouse Park and Ride and The National Marine Aquarium from 10am until 3pm.
Registration for the free to attend event is now open and places can be booked online at www.ecoplymouth.co.uk. All visitors registering before 23rd September will be entered into a draw to win a two-night stay at Jurys Inn Plymouth.
The Plymouth Eco Business Fayre will take place between 10am and 4pm on Thursday 6th October at the National Marine Aquarium.