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Wealden to partner with University of Brighton to deliver Net Zero business support

Publish Date: 22 March 2024

Businesses across Wealden can look forward to a free one-day sustainability workshop, helping them cut their carbon footprint and save money on energy and waste bills.

clean growth net zero logo. this is a dark green circle with a thicker green band round the right hand side of the circle

The session – on Thursday 20 June at the Horsted Place Hotel, Little Horsted, Uckfield – is one of several Net Zero 360 workshops, developed by the University of Brighton’s Clean Growth UK, to help businesses unlock the benefits of sustainability action.

Those benefits include cutting costs, winning new customers, attracting and retaining employees, meeting larger businesses’ supply chain requirements, and boosting investment prospects.

The workshops are run in partnership with Wealden District Council and exclusively for businesses in the area. They are part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

A previous Net Zero 360 attendee said: “A must for all businesses. Excellent course delivered by passionate presenters. This will genuinely support our organisation’s work.”

By the end of the workshops, attendees will have covered:

  • Jargon busting, such as the difference between net zero and carbon neutral
  • The full picture on where a business’s carbon emissions come from
  • How to measure a carbon footprint
  • How to create an action plan that will maximise cost and carbon savings
  • How to boost marketing messages around sustainability

The workshop is part of Wealden District Council’s commitment to sustainability and helping make businesses resilient in the face of fluctuating energy costs and climate change.

They are open to micro, small and medium size businesses, including not for profit organisations and charities.

Councillor Paul Coleshill, Alliance for Wealden (Liberal Democrat) and lead councillor for Climate Change & Economy, said, “These free one-day workshops will help your business, any not-for-profit organisation, or charity, to become more sustainable, save money on energy bills and cut your carbon footprint.

“If you work or run an enterprise of any sort in Wealden district, please book a session. They are designed to help your business help the planet.”

Check out the Clean Growth UK events page to see all workshop dates. People can book the Wealden date at https://www.clean-growth.uk/events/net-zero-360-free-sustainability-course-in-wealden/

Notes to editors

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus

The University of Brighton’s Clean Growth UK helps businesses access expertise and resources to tackle their carbon footprint and develop and commercialise low carbon products and services. For more information, visit: https://www.clean-growth.uk/