Starting the carbon journey
If you haven’t yet started to cut carbon, you’ll find links to some useful tools and websites to get you started.
With SMEs accounting for 45% of business energy use and having the greatest saving potential (20%) compared to larger organisations (8%)* there’s a significant incentive to cut carbon and save money.
The following resources are great places to get started, get educated, or get connected with like-minded individuals:
|Go to the Carbon Trust website for a wealth of helpful tools, guides, and support; carbon saving advice by sector and technology; and financial support in the form of energy efficiency finance.|
|The Mayday Network is a collaboration of businesses taking action on climate change and resource depletion. In a non-competitive space, Mayday businesses work together to seek out and promote the best solutions to the major environmental challenges we face. These tried and tested business solutions are stored on the free-to-access Mayday Journey at: www.maydaynetwork.com|
|The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the owners of small firms. Find out more about their work around energy and environment for small firms.|
|The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is the national body for a powerful and influential Network of Accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK; a Network that directly serves not only its member businesses but the wider business community. The BCC is the Ultimate Business Network, representing over 100,000 businesses. No other business organisation has the geographic spread of the BCC. Every Chamber sits at the very heart of its local business community providing representation, services, information and guidance to its members. Visit the BCC at www.britishchambers.org.uk|
|The South East Business Carbon Hub is a free, online service helping small and medium sized businesses in the South East take action to measure and reduce their carbon footprint thereby seizing opportunities to cut costs and win business. To join this network of businesses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01622 69 69 50.|
*All sources are referenced in the launch press release.