The launch breakfast of our green business event was a hit!
Climate change is something we’ve all got to work together on for a better future. Red Giraffe sought to bring together like-minded businesses to share ideas of how to reduce the impact our companies have on the environment. And so, the new, not-for-profit initiative MK Green Businesses was born.
For our launch event, we gathered together some of the greenest companies in Milton Keynes. Each of the attendees are passionate about having a sustainable, eco-friendly and ethical business. The idea was to collaborate together, sharing ideas and advice with one another. It also provided the opportunity to meet new green suppliers to work with.
Joe Gilbert, the founder of MK Green Businesses and MD of Red Giraffe, kicked off proceedings. He shared with the group how he’s been passionate about sustainability from day one of starting the company. He would ensure a new tree was planted for every website he developed. His eco-friendly approach continues today, ensuring the business is climate positive by offsetting more CO2 than we emit.
Partnered with MoreTrees.eco, we plant a tree for every invoice we raise over £500 and one tree a month for our SEO and PPC clients. Our web hosting is also powered by 100% renewable energy and we operate a paperless office.
Joe highlighted how important each green initiative is, no matter how small, for the future conservation of our planet.
The Mayor of Milton Keynes took the stage next to talk about how green Milton Keynes is. He discussed the use of low emission vehicles in the town. MK has delivered one of the most developed electric vehicle charging infrastructures anywhere in the UK. With over 400 charge points and free EV parking, MK makes it easy for drivers to go green.
Our expert guest speaker, Courtney Soulsby from BSI took the room through the six standards of how to measure your company’s green performance, giving everyone some real food for thought.
What were some of the takeaways of the event?
The event gave the attendees ideas of how to operate in an eco-friendlier way going forward. It made us all stop and think about who we’re doing business with. Can we swap to suppliers that are more economically friendly? Can we reduce our impact on the planet? What else can we do to be greener?
The Milton Keynes Business Centre, home of Red Giraffe’s head office, houses an eco-friendly café. This provides a good model for the future. The Woodside Café was built using sustainably sourced low- carbon materials and prefabricated timber frame construction. It’s these impressive developments that we want to get behind.
Learn more at https://mkgreenbusiness.org/