Local Enterprise Week: Going Green - Small Steps, Big Impact

Online Event
Wednesday 9th March 2022
Enterprise Week

Join us as we host a National Spotlight Event during Local Enterprise Week. This online event will demonstrate how small businesses can go green and become more sustainable in 2022 and beyond. Going green and taking steps to getting there is relevant to all sectors and small changes can have a big impact on the environment.

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Going Green - Small Steps, Big Impact

Open to clients across all of the 31 Local Enterprise Offices. tara small pic

Join Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West to discover how small steps can lead to a positive impact for your business, your customer, your carbon footprint and the environment.

Featuring keynote speaker Dr Tara Shine of Change by Degrees and hosted by Jackie Gowran of Business Weaving, Going Green is about taking one step at a time.

Learn what changes you can make in your own businesses to drive change from managing your carbon footprint to sustainable and flexible work practices.

  • It is aimed at small business owners or employees of small businesses, across all sectors.
  • This event will feature a keynote address and Q&A with leading environmentalist Dr. Tara Shine.
  • Inspiring stories of Irish businesses with an emphasis on those with “Green Roots” as well as those with “Green Branches”.
  • Those attending will gain some top tips on what changes they can make in their own businesses as well as Green for Micro supports available from your Local Enterprise Office to help you achieve it.

green speakers

  • Dr Tara Shine, Change by Degrees, her passion for and knowledge of climate change, the environment and development issues has taken her across the seven continents of the world in many different capacities. Tara is deeply committed to highlighting and addressing the difficult truths about our impact as human beings on the planet and on each other. Her mission is to help people to create and realise a positive vision for the future, based on respect for rights, sustainability and equity.
  • Jackie Gowran, Business Weaving Jackie is a business coach, trainer and mentor with over 30 years of experience, who specialises in nurturing individuals, blending traditional business training with a holistic, intuitive approach. She helps business owners overcome obstacles, build their confidence and develop an aligned business.
  • Attila Magyar, Mamukko, is a brand of upcycled lifestyle bags and accessories. They are husband and wife team, Nora, a seamstress, and Attila 6th generation leather worker. They use local materials as well as ocean-race sails, decommissioned rubber life rafts and airplane parts combining with upcycled or top quality Italian veg tan leather.
  • Susan Owens, Native Denims, is a Dublin based company, which opened their doors in 2018 at the Chocolate Factory due to a demand for quality and sustainable garments. They are proud to be rekindling what was once a thriving industry but sadly began to diminish from the early eighties due to “fast fashion” where price was valued over quality. They produce slow denim fashion for a sustainable future. 
  • Sean O’Sullivan, Badly Made Books  badly made books is a contemporary Irish bookbinders printers, designers & stationery manufacturers based in Cork city specialising in high-quality, low-impact books. They manufacture and distribute recycled paper books all over Ireland and internationally.