Local businesses are being invited to take part in Devon’s Green Expo this autumn.
The event will take place in the Jubilee Hall at Stover School, Newton Abbot, on 20th October.
It’s being organised by Teignbridge-based companies, Devon Matters Publishing and environmental specialists, Sustainable Logic, supported by Devon Chamber of Commerce.
The Expo will feature exhibitions, displays, workshops and talks on green issues.
Chris Robillard from Devon Matters says: “We ran a Green Expo at Stover in 2012 which attracted around 400 visitors. We have decided to organise this because we are concerned that following the financial crisis of 2008 and the EU Referendum, green issues have slipped down the political agenda. We need to take action to preserve our beautiful Devon environment.”
Sustainable Logic is run by Keith Moore, an award-winning former employee of Astra Zeneca, who has 20 years’ experience in green issues and now helps local companies with analytical, strategic and implementation services in the areas of sustainability and carbon management.
He says: “There are many ways in which businesses of all sizes can become greener by reducing waste, cutting emissions and installing energy-efficient heating and lighting systems. Air pollution levels are rising, even here in Devon, and that should be of concern to everyone.”
The Expo will have space for 40 exhibitors and will be open to the public. There will also be an organic café selling locally-sourced food.
The event will kick-off with a green business breakfast at 8:30am with the expo starting at 9:45.