Business Green Week is a chance for businesses in the West of England to spend one week having fun whilst proving to their employees, clients and customers how they are adopting greener business practices. In 2016 it will run from June 11th to June 19th as part of the Big Green Week programme. But ‘it doesn’t stop here’ Go Green is supporting businesses to continue their green activities all year round!
Business Green Week, sponsored by Alder King comes at a great time to recognise and celebrate the business community’s contribution to a greener region as a legacy for Bristol’s year as European Green Capital. Find out what businesses got up to last year!
In 2015 Alder King used Business Green Week to raise awareness of their participation in the Go Green programme with their staff and clients and you can see what activities that they planned throughout the week on their website.
- Get inspiration for Business Green Week ideas from Cavendish Nuclear's 2015 events plan
- Read Stride Treglown's Business Green Week programme of events for 2015
- Read what DBS got up to during their Green Week in 2015
“Lots of good things came out of the week, but the most productive for us was the low energy day, which resulted in an 8% reduction in electricity use for that day when compared against the same day the week before. A lot of the measures we introduced on the Low Impact day have been carried forward as an office standard for the future.”
How do I get involved?
To take part in Business Green Week, you need to
2) Download the free how-to guide and supporting documents. 2016 PACK COMING SOON!
3) Plan your week!
Read the guide and take inspiration! Also check out Twitter, the hashtag #BusinessGreenWeek is full of ideas from 2015.
See our collection of inspiring case studies full of tips to green your business, enthuse your team and make savings, then try them out during Business Green Week 2016!
“Bristol’s Business Green Week in 2015 really helped us to raise the profile of sustainability issues amongst staff at BBC Bristol. Engaging people through daily sustainability themed events really worked and was also good fun”.
You can use the easy-to-use guides to help you run your own internal green week in your workplace. The guide includes a huge range of ideas that are both engaging and fun, and are tried and tested ways to engage your colleagues with sustainability.
A recommended (but not compulsory) schedule focuses on five sustainability-related areas – one for each day of the working week
- Monday – “Think Global”
- Tuesday – “Act Local”
- Wednesday – “Low Impact Day”
- Thursday – “Better Travel Day”
- Friday – “Feel Good Friday”
Participants are encouraged to get creative with how they spend their week. In Bristol’s year as European Green Capital over 40 organisations took part and held all kinds of activities from lunchtime nature walks to smoothie bikes and team travel challenges, locally sourced picnics in the park and even hula hooping competitions! See what businesses got up to!
Every organisation that took part in Business Green Week pledged to do it again in 2016. Will you join them?
If you decide to join in with Business Green Week in 2016 – please let us know you are doing so by signing up online so we can send you news and updates throughout the week.
Don’t forget to share your photos with the hashtag #businessgreenweek
How do I get involved?
To take part in Business Green Week, businesses are invited to download the free how-to guide and supporting documents using the following links: