On 16th January 2020 we were delighted to welcome over 20 businesses to the launch of Merton’s Business Network for Climate Action with our partner Merton Chamber of Commerce.
The aim of the Network is to connect businesses who are serious about taking action on the climate emergency, to share their experiences and challenges and hear about useful resources, services and products to help them on their journey.
The event was sponsored by Wimbledon Centre Court Shopping as part of their year to
celebrate social and environmental commitments. Centre Manager, Simon Plumb, explained
that steps have already been taken to make the Centre more eco efficient and that activities will go on throughout the year to take their climate emergency actions forward.
33% of all emissions in the borough come from businesses and in a recent survey Merton
Council found that over 50% of businesses who responded to the survey said they felt
responsible for climate change and could make a difference.
The Climate Crisis is a responsibility for all of us and required business leadership and detailed action. We are asking businesses to join our Network, become Business Champion and share their sustainability stories with us.
Diana Sterck, speaking on behalf of Merton Chamber of Commerce and Sustainable Merton
At the event local businesses shared where they are on their journey. Snippets include Time and Leisure holding plastic free Tuesdays; Kindred installing beehives on their office roof with 18,000 bees and honey produced; Positive Images launching their Positive Planet campaign and Wimbledon School of English introducing bamboo cups for all their students to use.
Business signing up to the Network and sharing their sustainability story will receive recognition through a certificate and an on-line logo.
Find out more and join us today!
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