Let your organisation be inspired at the Open Green Workplaces event

Press Release: 22/10/2010

The buses the delegates will travel on

Winchester Action on Climate Change is offering organisations in the Winchester District an inspirational opportunity called Open Green Workplaces. This event will take place during the afternoon of 4 November 2010, giving business and organisational leaders from the District the chance to see what they can do to reduce the environmental impact of their workplaces, particularly their carbon emissions.

Those attending the event will get to visit four iconic 'green workplaces' within the district - the new Holiday Inn at Morn Hill; Queen Elizabeth Court -offices of Hampshire County Council; the offices of Architecture plb on St Thomas Street, where they will be able to see what can be done in a historic building; and Emmaus at Bar End - a new development which incorporates many environmental features.

The delegates will also get to see the inside of a fifth 'green workplace' - a Stagecoach Euro 5 standard park and ride bus which will be used to transport delegates around the locations. At each venue there will be a brief presentation,delegates will get to see some of the actions taken first hand and be able to ask questions of those responsible for the developments at each site.

The event will begin with refreshments at the Holiday Inn and will close with drinks and networking at the same venue. The event will start at 1.30 pm and will finish around 7 pm. This event follows on from the success of an earlier event where a tour around the University of Winchester in early September showed how they were making huge changes to their carbon footprint.

Richard Boothman, organiser of the event, says, “this is a great opportunity for organisations interested in reducing their environmental impact to see, in the space of a single afternoon, what several other, leading organisations in the city are doing and to learn from them.” There are only 30 places available on this trip so early booking is essential.

To book your place on this event contact Andrew Prestidge at WinACC – andrew.prestidge@winacc.org.uk  or on 01962 827 083 (between 10 am and 6pm). A contribution of at least £10 is being sought from each delegate to cover the cost of organising this event.