Resources

Carbon Management

The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.

https://www.carbontrust.com/home/ 

Sustainable Travel Planning

In a bid to reduce congestion and pollution, encourage the use of alternative travel and public transport whilst promoting health, exercise and a better work-life balance, Cornwall Council are working with employers in Cornwall to develop workplace travel plans.

A travel plan is specifically designed to meet the transport needs of an individual company, its employees and visitors. It aims to increase the numbers of people travelling sustainably, as well as supporting initiatives which actually reduce the need to travel.

www.cornwall.gov.uk/traveltowork

Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Cars

www.driving.co.uk/green-driving

Carbon Neutral Driving Calculator

www.carbonneutralcalculator.com/drivingcalculator.aspx

Water Efficiency

In a bid to reduce congestion and pollution, encourage the use of alternative travel and public transport whilst promoting health, exercise and a better work-life balance, we are working with employers in Cornwall to develop workplace travel plans.

Other awards to apply for

Cornwall Sustainability Awards for Schools

Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards http://leaders.edie.net/2018/en/page/home

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise

Guardian Sustainable Business Awards http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/gsb-awards

The Ashden Awards http://www.ashden.org/

The International Green Awards http://www.greenawards.com/

Finance for the Future Awards http://www.financeforthefuture.co.uk/About-the-Awards/Categories-Criteria

IGD Food Industry Awards – Tetra-Pak Environmental Sustainability Awards http://www.igd.com/awards

 

Funding opportunities

South West Cleantech Co-investment Fund www.fcfundmanagers.com

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge

The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is a contest that rewards inventions that successfully combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity. The jury looks for products and services that contribute to an eco-friendly lifestyle, directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and score highly on convenience, quality and design.

The competition aims to elicit promising, creative ideas that will encourage and aid the invention of great new green products and services and combat CO2 emissions and can be put on the market within two years. Since its inception, the programme has helped to reduce more than 10 million kilograms, (10,000 tonnes) of carbon emissions in the UK.

The first prize is for more than £440,000 (€500,000). It will be presented to the entrant with the best idea to execute his or her business plan. A further £175,000 (€200,000) will be available to one or two runners up.

The prizes, together with the assistance from leading professionals, will enable the winners to develop their inventions and present them to the world within the next two years.

Would-be entrepreneurs aged 18 years or older with a well-thought-out idea are invited to participate in the Green Challenge, which is open worldwide.

Each entrant must submit his or her business plan in one of the following five categories:

  • Energy
  • Lifestyle
  • IT
  • Design
  • Mobility

For more information on the Green Challenge go here:

www.greenchallenge.co.uk

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