Cut the carbon!

Low Carbon Champions was officially launched at the Suffolk Show and provides a major boost to Suffolk businesses. The project helps business to engage their people in efficiently managing resources to cut carbon reduce costs and improve the business’s marketability.

The project offers 75 small-to- medium-sized businesses in Suffolk the opportunity to receive:

nA free carbon audit and action plan worth �1,000

n 30 hours of mentoring support to drive down costs and improve efficiency

n Up to �5,000 for implementing energy saving ideas


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n Assistance in achieving a recognised award for carbon management

Will Sambrook, head of business and development at Green Light Trust, said: “Low Carbon Champions is a flexible, time and cost efficient way of greening your business, making it more efficient, cost effective and marketable. We help your people take ownership for good resource management, making the business more efficient and effective.”

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Low Carbon Champions is a three-year partnership project developed by Green Light Trust, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, Suffolk Climate Change Partnership and Choose Suffolk. It is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Suffolk County Council.

Judy Terry, Suffolk County Councils portfolio holder for Greenest County said: “This is not only an opportunity for businesses to review their running costs at a difficult economic period, but with very little effort they can also become part of the wider green agenda which is so important to us all.”

This new project is part of a range of services that is offered to businesses across Suffolk, including an opportunity to attend business to business workshops, achieving an accreditation via by the Suffolk Carbon Charter and winning a Creating the Greenest County Award.

Places are limited and the project looks set to be very popular. For more information contact Lenka Anstead, Lenka@greenlighttrust.org / 01284 83082

For more information on all the services offered by Creating the Greenest County visit www.greensuffolk.org

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