Green business

Bristol became the European Green Capital in 2015. The following websites are useful for information about Green Business particularly for local or tourism businesses.

Bristol 2015 - The official website for Bristol's year as European Green Capital

Bristol Green Capital - a free membership organisation whose aim is to make Bristol “a low carbon city with a high quality of life for all”.

Low Carbon South West - a membership organisation working to support the growth of the low carbon and environmental sector in the South West of England

The Green Tourism Business Scheme was established in 1997 and covers the whole of the UK. It is the largest and most established scheme of its type in the World. One of the main aims of the scheme is to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of sustainable tourism in the future.

Businesses that meet the required standard receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold award, based on their level of achievement. Improving sustainability whilst still delivering a high quality service is imperative and so all accommodation providers have to attain a star grading before they can gain a green grading.

Green Start is primarily an awareness raising, entry level training, and business review tool available to those tourism businesses in England that seek to reduce their impacts on the environment or community in which they are located.

Business Link  - a wealth of free information and advice about environmental management and business efficiency.

Forum for the Future - Most organisations now recognise that global challenges like climate change, food and energy security and population growth will mean big changes for the way they operate. Forum for the Future’s role is to help them find their way to a sustainable and successful future. 

World Tourism Organization - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT) is a specialized agency of the United ‎Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a ‎global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.‎

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