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Free specialist support to help businesses Go Green for Gateshead has been hailed a success

A programme of free support to help businesses in Gateshead reduce their carbon footprint has been hailed a success.

Leading experts Genee (Greening the Economy of the Northeast) supported by Gateshead Council and partnered with Smart Carbon to offer a package of support to organisations so they could meet the challenges of climate change and manage their environmental impact.

A series of free training webinars were held over the last four weeks and were attended by businesses in the Gateshead area and those on Gateshead Council’s supply chain.

Companies are now being offered one to one support with an environmental consultant as part of the package. And there is still time to sign up before the deadline of March 31, even if you didn’t attend the webinars. Find out more at www.genee.org.uk

Genee is an environmental consultancy working throughout the North East of England to help businesses of all sizes and structures, from micro-organisations to local authorities.

The company is helping Gateshead Council achieve their ambition of carbon neutral by 2030 by helping businesses to identify, manage, and reduce their environmental impacts and their carbon footprints.

Genee delivers Investors in the Environment (iiE), a nationally recognised environmental management accreditation throughout the North East.

Managing Director Jo Holmes said: “The response to the webinars has been fantastic and showed there was a real appetite from businesses and the third sector to address the climate emergency we are facing. Organisations of all sizes registered to get a better understanding of what carbon is and how they measure and reduce it.

“And it is not to late to come forward. One to one support with an environmental consultant is still available until the end of March and you don’t need to have attended the webinars.

“We want to help business to progress to full Investors in Environment accreditation when they are ready and really make a difference – to the planet and their bottom line, particularly with the energy crisis we are currently facing.”

Strategic Director for Economy Innovation and Growth at Gateshead Council said “I would like to thank Genee and all the businesses who joined the highly informative webinars as we strive to Go Green for Gateshead.  It is important as part of the councils ongoing commitment to reducing the carbon footprint that we work together – to help prepare businesses to meet the future demands of their supply chains in adapting to mitigate the effects of climate change.’

The webinars can be viewed here – www.genee.org.uk