Longford Small Business Encouraged to go 'Green for Micro'

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Longford Small Businesses encouraged to go 'Green for Micro'

Longford’s small businesses are being encouraged to become more sustainable this year following the launch of a new programme to green your business was launched this week by the Local Enterprise Offices as part of Local Enterprise Week.

The Green for Micro programme is an initiative from the Local Enterprise Offices, with support from Enterprise Ireland, being rolled-out nationwide to help prepare small businesses for the low carbon, more resource efficient economy of the future. It now available to businesses across Longford via the Local Enterprise Office.   

With the help of a Green Consultant, small businesses with up to ten employees can get free advice and technical support on resource efficiency, how to better understand their carbon footprint and how to implement an environmental management system to reduce costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar T.D. officially launched Green for Micro on the opening day of Local Enterprise Week as part of a ‘Spotlight’ event on the new programme. He said; “I’m really happy to launch this year’s Local Enterprise Week. I know this past year has felt like constant firefighting for many businesses. I hope this week is an opportunity to take a bit of time out, to reflect, network and grow. This year’s theme is ‘Making It Happen’. Our Local Enterprise Offices across the country are always there to help no matter what challenge a business is facing. I’m also launching a new ‘Green for Micro’ initiative to help small businesses decarbonise and become more sustainable. Making your business more sustainable, is not just the right thing to do from an environmental point of view, it also makes good business sense.”

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