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Green Digital Future

Celebrating local businesses as they aim for carbon zero

How Gwynedd businesses aim to reach net zero will be the focus of a special event hosted by Busnes@LlandrilloMenai next week. The event will celebrate the Green Digital Academy programme, with the SMEs who have taken part taking centre stage to share their experiences and how they have been supported to reduce their carbon emissions.

Green Digital Academy is run by Busnes@LlandrilloMenai and has worked with 54 business, providing them with expert mentoring and advice to adapt and reduce their carbon footprint. Funded by UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund, the Green Digital Academy has supported SMEs across the region to make the most of new technology to reduce their impact on the climate.

One of the businesses to benefit from the project is Rhys Anwyl, owner of Rhiw Goch Holidays near Llanfrothen, Gwynedd. He will be one of the speakers at Green Digital Future, he said: “The support we have accessed through the programme has meant we’ve been able to work with experts to calculate our carbon footprint and identify our emission hot spots. The advice has been invaluable and we now hope to continue working with the Green Digital team to move forward towards our goal of becoming met zero.”

Busnes@LlandrilloMenai is part of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, and provides training and support to businesses. Through this project the aim is to help owners take action to meet growing consumer demand for environmentally-friendly products and services. The hope is that the Green Digital Academy will also lead to increased profits through reduced production costs and efficiency for the businesses who have taken part.

Julie Stokes Jones, is the Project Business Development Officer. She said: “We realise that business often don’t know where to start on their journey to net zero and for small businesses reducing carbon emissions as well as remaining commercially viable is a challenge. This programme was designed to help them prioritise and understand what was best for them. We’re looking forward to our event which will showcase the businesses and the support they have received.”

Popular S4C meteorologist and climate specialist, Steffan Griffiths will be the headline speaker at the event and will outline how everyone has a role to play as we tackle challenges in terms of changing climate. There will also be renewable energy demonstrator rigs on display at the event, where attendees can learn about how they work and how the benefits of the latest technology.

Those who want to find out more about what help is available for business on their journey to net zero are encouraged to attend the in-person event at Parc Menai, Bangor on the 9th of December.

For more details and to sign up