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Workshop for businesses

[Thursday 14 January 2010]

Businesses are being given the chance to learn how they can become environmentally friendly – and save cash at the same time.

The Yorkshire Dales and Harrogate Tourism Partnership is offering a free Sustainable Tourism workshop day on January 20 that will focus on giving advice on ‘green’ topics.

The event is being staged by the Yorkshire Dales and Harrogate Tourism Partnership, in association with Welcome to Yorkshire and supported by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. It will be held at the Authority-owned Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Kathryn Storey, the Authority’s Sustainable Tourism Officer, said: “The aim of the workshop is to show businesses catering for visitors to the area how they can save money by becoming more environmentally friendly – whether it is by reducing energy and water consumption or sourcing local produce.

“A number of agencies and other businesses will be there to offer advice, deliver short presentations and answer questions and the topics will include the benefits of ‘going green’, case studies from local businesses that have already taken action, the benefits of achieving green accreditation and ways in which the Yorkshire Dales and Harrogate Tourism Partnership and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority can help.”

There will also be a free Going Green Goody Bag for each business that goes along.

Places are offered on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of two per business. Refreshments and lunch featuring local produce will be provided.

To book, contact Kathryn at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority on 01756 751650 or by emailing her at Kathryn.Storey@yorkshiredales.org.uk

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