Decrease your footprint

THE Carbon Trust Scotland is hosting a free business breakfast in partnership with Glasgow city council and Sustainable Glasgow to support local businesses in their carbon reduction efforts.

The breakfast will be held in the Satinwood Suite of the City Chambers on February 8.

The meeting, which will open for registration at 8am and run from 8.30am to 10.30am, will provide an informal introduction to the Carbon Trust’s support services and what is on offer for Scottish businesses.

Attendees will find out more about how to:

* Raise staff awareness and improve employee engagement

* Utilise the free online suite of Carbon Trust energy management tools

* Complete an energy action plan and develop an energy policy

* Realise business benefits of identifying and implementing energy saving measures

* Map their carbon footprint.

Eileen Findlay of the Carbon Trust Scotland said: “Our briefings provide businesses with the confidence to embark on emissions-reduction projects. Previous carbon coaching events have been instrumental in educating organisations in Scotland about the business benefits of saving energy.

“We continue to receive a huge amount of interest and positive feedback from participants who have moved onto developing their own carbon management plans and are already starting to see the business benefits of becoming more energy efficient”.

Caroline Gregory, owner of The Lovat Arms Hotel, Inverness-shire, said: “As well as looking to offer our guests a truly memorable experience we are also keen for them to learn of our eco-conscious activity, which is vitally important to the success of the business. In signing-up to the Carbon Trust Carbon Management Programme we have taken an additional step to a firmer commitment to going that extra ‘green’ mile. By cutting utility costs as well as having more acute environmental management, we are ensuring that the Lovat Arms meets recognised “best practise” operational standards”.

Following on from the success of the 2011 events and in addition to this Glasgow business breakfast, the Carbon Trust Scotland is hosting a series of carbon coaching briefings for businesses across Scotland in 2012.

The business breakfast on February 8, 2012 at the City Chambers, Glasgow, opens at 8am for an 8.30am start. Breakfast will be provided and there is an opportunity for networking. To confirm your place, or for more information, please call 0141 222 2040 or email: carboncoaching@smarts.co.uk.