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InvestSefton backs campaign to encourage businesses to reduce their carbon footprint

Sefton Council’s business growth service, InvestSefton, is inviting business leaders to attend an expert-led net zero workshop which will help them to better manage and reduce their carbon output.

At a time when many of the world’s business leaders are discussing how to tackle the climate emergency, the very same notion applies to the entrepreneurs and professionals operating in Sefton.

To help local businesses to achieve net zero status in the future, InvestSefton are partnering with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) to deliver a workshop with free, practical support to assist businesses in this important action on climate.

It will see leading climate change academics and green advocates outline why businesses should be making a net zero carbon commitment, and the steps that can be taken to reach that goal.

Representatives from the Council’s Energy and Environmental Management Team will also deliver a session on the practical steps businesses can take to reduce energy consumption which should reduce emissions while also saving them money.

The event is set to take place between 10am and 1pm at Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa on Tuesday 23rd November.

Sefton Council Leader, Cllr Ian Maher, said:

“We are facing a climate emergency and it is vital that a collaborative approach is undertaken to managing the effects of these changes – be that as individuals or as businesses.

“Decarbonising will play a massive role in mitigating the impact of climate change and it is therefore the responsibility of local business leaders to ensure that they are doing all they can to cut the emissions they produce.

“In order to do that, they will need to change the way they operate, and some businesses will need a helping hand to be able to meet those commitments. That’s why I would encourage as many business owners in Sefton as possible to sign-up for the InvestSefton and LJMU event to help them take steps to be greener, to save money and the planet.”

The idea of working together for our planet, and pledging to cut carbon emissions, is something that businesses of all sizes around the UK are being encouraged to do by the UK government. Further information for businesses can be found online at the Business Climate Hub: https://businessclimatehub.org/uk/

Sefton Council itself has committed to becoming net carbon zero by 2030 as a business and has already made a 10% reduction in its emissions in the first year of its Action Plan. Savings on energy consumption and agile working practices have driven this reduction and projects currently in progress are likely to save a further 17% in emissions upon completion; saving energy and money long term.

Any Sefton business interested in booking a place at the net zero event can contact the InvestSefton service on 0151 934 3452 or via email investsefton@sefton.gov.uk.

To find out more about InvestSefton, Sefton Council’s enterprise, business support and inward investment service, visit their website: www.investsefton.com