We’ve set a date! The first GreenLight meeting will be on Thursday 11th August at 8pm at, er, well, over to you. This is (more or less) the text of the email we’ve sent to the world. If you’d like to add comments below – general musings on the idea or a suggestion about where in Herefordshire to meet – please do.

GreenLight is a very informal (and free) group for local businesses who’d like to give and gain a bit of support with improving their ‘greenness’. This can be the easy, simple little things you barely notice, but can also include some complex measures that would be less daunting with the advice of those who have gone before you.

OpenSure was merrily doing its thing the way we see fit when it was pointed out to us that we had, in fact, excellent green credentials. In effect, we were green & ethical for the best reasons: it was just how we did things, not because it was a label we could use or deliberately set out to attain. We fully support the ecological benefits of green business practices, but we’re also acutely aware of the economic advantages of reduced waste, efficient energy consumption and using resources to the best effect. Being ethical is not, for us, just about Fair Trade tea bags in the office; as a business we support a local charity and offer our time and expertise freely to various events and groups. If you’d like to read more about our green and ethical status, please look here.

Our aim with GreenLight is to bring businesses together in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to learn from each others’ experiences. There will be no agendas, pledges, targets, fees or speakers, unless of course that’s what people would like. This is your chance to be in at the beginning of GreenLight and help to shape it into something that you can benefit from and contribute to.

The first GreenLight meeting will be on Thursday 11th August, down the pub. Question is, which pub? If you’d like to suggest a venue we’d love to hear about it. All the evening will cost you is the price of whatever you’re drinking. Please let us know if you’re interested in coming along, and share your thoughts about the whole idea.

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