Green for Craft & Creative Industry

Online interactive briefing delivered via Zoom
Tues 13th April
12pm - 1pm

Achieve increased cost savings, improved resource efficiency and new opportunities for a higher value on offerings with the Green for Micro Programme. Interested in learning more about the Green for Micro programme? Join us for this information briefing featuring expert in Craft and Design, Deirdre Lane.

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Information Briefing Seminar 

Achieve increased cost savings, improved resource efficiency and new opportunities for a higher value on offerings with the Green for Micro Programme.

This sector-specific programme is for businesses in the Craft Industry. 

Interested in learning more about the Green for Micro programme? Join us for this information briefing featuring expert in Craft and Design, Deirdre Lane.

This is a FREE programme, available to companies with up to ten employees.

How can your business benefit?

Developing a ‘greener’ policy can offer many benefits to your business, including:

      • Increased cost savings
      • Improved resource efficiency (for example: using less energy, water and materials)
      • Reduced environmental footprint and greenhouse gas emissions
      • Opportunities for higher and additional value on products and services
      • Increased access to customers, improved corporate image
      • Increased resilience to climate change impacts

Green for Micro Programme Deliverables: 

An expert mentor will work with you to implement changes in your business to achieve cost savings and resource efficiencies in the following areas:

  • Environmental Management System
  • Energy Management System
  • Product Environmental Footprinting and Organisation Environmental Footprinting
  • Corporate Sustainable Strategy
  • Circular Economy thinking
  • Green Procurement/Tenders
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Sustainable Logistics
  • Ecodesign
  • Communications
  • Employee & Customer Engagement
  • Sustainability Benchmarking

About the mentor

Deidre Lane, ShamrockSpring.

Deirdre studied International Commerce and Applied Marketing and Circular Economies. She studied and worked in the Fashion Central Paris and the innovation and craft centres of London, Milan and Scandinavia.

Building on from her extensive career in establishing Global Commodity Markets, she continues to deliver transparency and economic growth in regenerative design training in the Circular Economy.  Weaving a craft cluster to identify concepts and principles of RePair, Recycling, Modular devices, and new ways to design in sustainable Circular Economy solutions by eliminating pollution and waste resources.  

A move from take, make and dispose - linear economies to rethinking and creative activities we want to invest in like regenerative economic growth in cosmopolitan localism in multi local societies.

As part of Fashion Revolution and a Future Fashion Factory Member developing Circular Economy thinking and working with Artisans sectors in many countries Deirdre guides in a fundamental regenerative and restoration Circular Economy design space and approach to business models.

In addition to cofounding the Cottage Market in Newbridge she set up the Circular Economy Club in Kildare and has worked extensively with small artisan enterprises to develop and create a cluster of craft economy to value crafts today and explore innovative business ideas.

Why ‘green’?

Recent survey results show that 33% of respondents plan to switch to businesses which are doing more about sustainability, while 49% also said they intend to become better informed about the impact their purchasing has on the planet.

It makes good business sense. With climate change, changing regulations, rising resource costs and changing customer expectations adopting a more eco-friendly approach is the best way forward for business.

How can Green for Micro help?

Avail of advice and technical support covering topics such as resource efficiency, understanding your carbon footprint and implementing an environmental management system. Find out what steps to take to reduce costs and lower your greenhouse gas emissions.