Green for Tourism and Hospitality

Online interactive briefing delivered via Zoom
Thurs 15th 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 Maurice Bergin – HSC Ltd.

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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 Tourism and Hospitality Sector.

Interested in learning more about the Green for Micro programme? Join us for this information briefing featuring expert Maurice Bergin – HSC Ltd.

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
  • Water Stewardship
  • Product Environmental Footprinting and Organisation Environmental Footprinting
  • Corporate Sustainable Strategy
  • Circular Economy thinking
  • Green Procurement/Tenders
  • Communications
  • Employee & Customer Engagement
  • Sustainability Benchmarking

About the mentor

Maurice Bergin      

In 2002 Maurice wrote a digital waste management manual for the Irish Hotels Federation which was the beginning of his career change to focus on environmental sustainability.

Since then, he has assisted hundreds of micro, small & medium companies achieve savings by adopting environmental sustainability as a business tool.  As a micro business owner for 20+ years he also brings a deep understanding of the challenge’s owners and managers face.

Maurice is a Graduate from the Shannon College of Hotel Management, holds an MSc in Hospitality Management from TUDublin and undertook post-Graduate studies at Cornell University.

He developed a national Environmental Certification programme for the hospitality sector (Green Hospitality Programme), worked as an Energy Advisor for the SEAI Small Business Programme and as Environmental Advisor for the EPA’s small business programme.

He has delivered workshops and training (In person and online) on environmental sustainability and created/partnered in developing a number of Good Practice Guides.

Maurice is a registered Enterprise Ireland Green Start consultant, manages the Origin Green Programme for a small business and works with Repak in the Packaging Regulation area.

He has extensive knowledge within the environmental, business and tourism sectors, which, coupled with his business history, allows him to engage with small business owners and managers from a personal business perspective allied to a wider environmental expertise.  

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.