We were thrilled to have a stand at this year’s SW Business Expo that took place on the 20th November at Westpoint Arena in Exeter.  The huge space was chocked full of businesses, attendees and Santa. Yes, Santa made an appearance at this year’s Expo along with assorted elves too!

Our message is strong and clear, the planet is facing an unprecedented crisis with the possibility of mass extinctions, weather phenomenon and global heating disrupting or destroying life on Earth if we don’t take action.  The change has to come from governments, but also from individuals, and particularly businesses. Corporations create the majority of carbon emissions, so it is up to the business world to effect change.

Proud to be Green was there in full force with  membership advisors, Liz Bond and Ian Wherry joined by Chris Gower and Charlotte Fergie who were armed with a camera and covering the social media. One the highlights for us were giving away our Wildflower Seed packets, I am hoping lots of businesses will plant them and remember their time talking to us.

It was exciting to talk to lots of businesses doing green things, and those who wanted to start their journey with us.  This was the first time that we were able to show off our new accreditation plaque, made with a lovely cherry veneer from the environmentally conscious Inspirwood based in Teignmouth. 

Events like the Expo are really valuable as we get to meet businesses face to face, and talk them through some of the benefits of being members.  If you want more information about membership and some of the benefits it would bring, visit www.proudtobegreen.org or call 01395 513383

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