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Business leaders to discuss a green future

Published in the Portsmouth News on Saturday 17th March 2012

HAVANT’S top movers and shakers in the business world have been invited to discuss how they can help the environment.

The business breakfast invitation is from the organisers of Havant Goes Greener, a week of talks, visits and events in June to encourage people to adopt greener lifestyles.

Ray Cobbett, the programme coordinator, says industry and public organisations are playing a vital part in reducing carbon emissions.

‘A green business can impress customers, motivate staff and create new products leading to new and sustainable jobs,’ said Mr Cobbett.

‘It can also significantly reduce energy and other costs.’

Business leaders attending the breakfast, hosted by Fasset at Langstone Technology Park, are hoping to hear from Sandy Hopkins, chief executive of Havant Borough Council, Karen Taylor, environment manager from Hampshire Cosmetics and Fasset’s business excellence manager Shirley Cuthbertson.

Havant Goes Greener runs from 18th to 23rd June.

There will be events across the borough from Friends of the Earth, the council and Havant Transition Network.

Experts will be on hand throughout the week to demonstrate how to grow your own fruit and vegetables and lower your energy bills. The week culminates in a green fair at Havant Park.

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