Green Impact Scheme

Island businesses are being urged to pledge their support for the environment as part of a newly launched accreditation scheme. Green Impact helps businesses to reduce their environmental impact whilst also attracting customers and increasing their profits. The Isle of Wight is the first island to take part in the national scheme, supported by Island businesses and the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce.

“We want Island businesses to look at the actions they can take and sign up for the toolkit,” says Green Impact’s Island champion Julie Jones-Evans. “There’s a broad spectrum for any business to qualify for a Gold award. There’s no barrier to entry – the scheme is free for Island businesses for two years, thanks to generous funding from our supporting Chamber members. Lots of Island businesses are already doing great things and Green Impact is designed to bring all of this activity into focus. It also links to the Economic Strategy and the Chamber’s 2030 Vision.”

The Island’s entry into Green Impact was launched by Julie at the IW Council’s recent Environmental Conference at Cowes Yacht Haven. Green Impact has been running in parts of the UK for 11 years, run by the National Union of Students. Michelle Farrell from the NUS also spoke at the launch.

“With the Island’s pre-existing networks between businesses it makes it a perfect place to run Green Impact.  Students will act as auditors and will be trained to go into businesses. All IW College students will be given the opportunity. It’s a great way of learning transferable skills that will boost their CVs. Green Impact is great for businesses, young people and the environment.”

Find out more or sign up at www.greenimpact.org.uk/iw

Island Business January / February 2019

Island Business January / February 2019

Events

january

21jan(jan 21)9:30 am25(jan 25)12:30 pm5 Day Sales & Social Course

22jan12:00 pm2:30 pmIsle of Wight Chamber Business Lunch at Yelfs Hotel, Ryde

24jan9:30 am4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

24jan9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

24jan6:00 pm8:30 pmIW Chamber Business Dinner hosted by Slug and Lettuce

29jan7:30 am10:30 pmGreen Impact Networking Breakfast

february

01feb7:30 am9:30 amIW Chamber Business Breakfast at Ascensos

06feb10:00 am5:00 pmManaging Teams to Inspire – 1 Day Training Course by In2action

08feb9:00 am10:00 amThe Benefits of Joining the Isle Of Wight Chamber

12feb7:30 am9:30 amTuesday Tea and Toast Networking

13feb12:00 pm2:30 pmIsle of Wight Chamber Business Lunch at Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club

19feb11:00 am1:00 pmMember tour of Rapanui/Teemill Factory

21feb9:30 am4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

21feb9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

21feb6:00 pm8:30 pmIW Chamber Business Dinner hosted by Harrow Lodge

26feb9:30 am3:30 pmThe Art of of Project Management

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