A North East business park is partnering with Venture Zero to help its tenants achieve their net zero ambitions.
Quorum Park in Longbenton is offering onsite tenants the opportunity to access part funded Carbon Literacy Training at the end of March. The training, which will be delivered by Claire Thew from Venture Zero, focusses on raising awareness of carbon costs and helping businesses implement practical changes to reduce their environmental impact. Topics covered include jargon busting around the climate crisis and how to have a conversation that motivates others to take action.
One of the most powerful tools we have is educating others and making sure we’re all working from the same page.
Laura McGrath, Quorum Park's Sustainability and Community Director, said: "As individuals, it’s easy to feel lost in the fight against climate change, but one of the most powerful tools we have is educating others and making sure we’re all working from the same page and working together for a better world.
"Carbon Literacy Training is digestible and achievable but it’s also hard-hitting and empowering – exactly the kind of thing we’re looking for from our Sustainability Advocates across site.”.
At the end of the programme, attendees will have the opportunity to submit both group and individual carbon reduction pledges. They will then be recognised as 'Carbon Literate', gaining certification through the Carbon Literacy Project. Research has found that there is up to a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions per individual trained.
Ms Thew said: "At Venture Zero we recognise that the climate crisis is a big and overwhelming topic. We engage participants in a fun and interactive course that leaves them feeling empowered and inspired to take action."
Quorum Park is home to a selection of local, national and international businesses, including Balfour Beatty, NCFE, and Tesco Bank. It fosters and promotes the very best environmental practices.