Sustainability and green credentials are now very much mainstream, with governments, businesses and individuals all involved.
Business Events Bournemouth recognises that the conference and events industry can impact on the local and global environment.
In order to show continued commitment wherever possible, Business Events Bournemouth works with venues with green credentials and recommends local suppliers that have a good record of using recyclable materials, sustainable products and putting environmental policies in place.
The Green Tourism Business Scheme is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. When placing your enquiry with Business Events Bournemouth, feel free to ask for more information about the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
Bournemouth sits on the eastern edge of Dorset, claimed to be the greenest county
in the land. Bournemouth is the only UK town to join the Earth Charter Initiative, a diverse, global network of people, organisations, and institutions that promotes and implements the sustainability values and principles of the Earth Charter.
Below are just a couple of the venues we work with that tick the green credentials box;
Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Pavilion are the town’s largest venues, both run by BH Live — a social enterprise dedicated to improving and enriching lifestyles in the community. These major venues have implemented an energy and water strategy designed not just to save money, but also to reduce the buildings’ carbon footprint. Winner of the Green Initiative Award at Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2017.
One of Bournemouth’s hotels, the Green House, is a green role model which eats, sleeps and breathes sustainability — with its solar power, energy-efficient lighting, eco furniture, fixtures and fittings, locally sourced produce, high welfare standards and a commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle.
2019 saw the introduction of a BCP Council partnership with Beryl for a five-year contract to deliver an innovative bike share scheme across Bournemouth and Poole. Beryl’s distinctive emerald green bikes are now available for instant hire via the Beryl App.
In Hampshire, the county next door, is the New Forest National Park, sustained by a 900 year-old regime that no-one’s yet managed to better — and where most of the maintenance is left to commoners and their ponies, cattle and pigs.
Just a few miles west is the famous World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, covering 95 miles of coastline from East Devon to Dorset and charting 185 million years of Earth’s history.