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Bristol companies get on their bikes to find out how to Go Green in 2015

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Written by: Admin | Posted 30 March 2015 13:16

Bristol companies get on their bikes to find out how to Go Green in 2015

BRISTOL businesses gathered at the ss Great Britain at an event aimed at helping them learn how to green their business travel and transport options.

More than 100 business delegates attended the event which was put on by Go Green, the new network for businesses who are looking to get involved and be more sustainable during Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in 2015.

Attendees heard presentations from organisations such as First Group, Travelwest and the University of Bristol, and were given top tips on how to encourage their staff to travel to work and meetings in greener ways.

Around a dozen exhibitors also attended the event, representing companies and organisations that provide sustainable solutions such as car clubs, cycle couriers and electric car finance schemes.

Travelwest also brought their travel roadshow with cycle maps and bus timetables and explained how they can provide businesses with grant funding for workplace improvements that encourage sustainable travel through the government-backed Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

Some delegates even got the chance to test drive a Nissan Leaf electric car or have a go on an electric bike.

Go Green project manager Jessica Ferrow said: “Everyone knows that transport in Bristol is a major issue, so it’s great to see so many businesses here today who are looking to be part of the solution.”

She added “It seems fitting that we are here today at the ss Great Britain; we are sure Mr Brunel would have approved of us coming together today at his fine ship as we look at innovative transport solutions that are fit for Bristol as a future city.”

Go Green is running a number of business events throughout 2015 to celebrate the Bristol business community’s contribution to creating a low carbon city with a high quality of life for all.

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