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Want your business to go green?

11th March 2008

“Going Green” – it’s in every newspaper and magazine you read and there’s someone talking about it every time you switch on the television. So how do your green credentials stack up?

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) is working with local business associations to host a series of workshops aimed at helping tourism businesses in the Park to improve their environmental performance. These practical sessions will give tourism business operators more information on recycling, energy efficiency, and how to get green accreditation via the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

There are free events throughout the Park over the coming weeks:

  • Monday 17 March: Nethy Bridge Community Centre from 2.30pm – 4.30pm & from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
  • Tuesday 18 March: Cairn Hotel, Carr-Bridge from 2.00pm – 4.30pm.
  • Wednesday 19 March: Crown Estate Office, Tomintoul from 1.00pm – 4.00pm.
  • Thursday 20 March: Victoria & Albert Halls, Ballater from 1.00pm – 4.00pm.
  • Wednesday 26 March: Garth Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey from 1.00pm – 3.30pm.

Heather Galbraith, the CNPA’s Sustainable Tourism Officer said: “There are many tourism businesses across the Park already doing a great deal towards helping create a more sustainable industry and we hope, through these events to encourage them to do even more.

“It’s also a great chance for like-minded businesses to chat about the green issues that matter to them, and that increasingly matter to visitors. The issue of climate change features heavily in the National Park Plan and is something that we are taking very seriously indeed in order to achieve a more sustainable and environmentally friendly National Park.”

Booking for these workshops is not essential but for more information please contact Heather on tel: 01479 870545 or email: [email protected]