Championing Net Zero in Brighton
Support and ideas
Are you looking to help your Brighton or Sussex based business, charity or social enterprise get to Net Zero…but are not sure where to start?
Or, you may already be on your journey to Net Zero and want to find a community of like-minded people to inspire and encourage.
Brighton Chamber, with the help of a group of brilliant local businesses, have helpful advice, ideas, and stories from the local business community - designed to help businesses get started on their journey to Net Zero, or take their knowledge and understanding to the next level.
On this page, find out more (and maybe join) about our Net Zero Champions group; blogs and stories from local businesses or entrepreneurs leading the way and making things happen; and links to useful resources, support and information to help your business on its Net Zero journey.
Net Zero Champions - do you want to join us?
In October 2021, Brighton Chamber brought together a group of members to talk about sustainability and business. We shared ideas, learning and experience with a focus on getting to Net Zero.
Several engaging meetings later and lots of follow up conversations the Chamber's Net Zero Champions were born in January 2022.
The Net Zero Champions are people working in business who have been charged with the task of driving towards Net Zero. Our Net Zero Champions are a group to share expertise and experience with others, as well as ask for help and advice.
What to expect? A group of people with the same goal, a chance to work together, inspiration and motivation to keep going. We've brought our Net Zero Champions together for a Q&A with Caroline Lucas MP, a tour of Plumpton College, and to hear research findings from local businesses on how the circular economy is taking shape in our city.
If you’d like to find out more about the Net Zero Champions, fill in this short form and we’ll be in touch about how you can get involved.
Understanding Net Zero: Useful blogs and inspiring stories
From understanding what Net Zero actually is, to ways to start small and support your business on its sustainability journey - here's a few blogs and inspiring stories to get you started. And, find the latest content about sustainability and Net Zero from our members and stories from local businesses leading the way on our blog here.
We hear the term used more and more - but what actually is Net Zero carbon, and what does it mean? Steve Creed from Circular Brighton & Hove explains.
Chamber CEO Sarah Springford shares her quarterly update on an important topic to Brighton businesses. She shares conversations with members about Net Carbon Zero, what support is available, and how we can help.
Chatting to our Head of member Engagement, Amy Lishman, Jake Standing from Kreston Reeves explains how he got involved supporting Kreston Reeves' journey to Net Zero, how they're involving their staff, and why it's important for the whole business to engage.
Camille Pierson, Founder of The Float Spa shares how her business started its journey to Net Zero. Camille shares the best ways to start small - and why, as a small to medium sized business owner - you don't need to start with the big stuff.
Getting to Net Zero: Resources and useful websites
Below are a few handy resources, websites, and places to get inspiration, encouragement and tools to help you on your journey to Net Zero.
Run by the brilliant team at Fugu PR, Brighton Loop is a brand-new project to help business owners reduce their waste and work towards a circular economy, creating opportunities to connect and learn from others working in the local circular economy. Follow their LinkedIn page to see what Brighton businesses and their leaders are doing to move towards a circular economy.
Brighton & Hove Council have made a ccommitment as a city to become carbon neutral by 2030. You can read more about the strategy on the council website.
There are grants available through the e-cargo bikes Accelerator Project. The Council have also launched a Circular Economy website. Find out what circular business actions are, local businesses in Brighton & Hove that practice a circular economy, plus inspiration and news.
Circular Brighton & Hoveis a network of individuals, SME’s, social enterprises, universities, faith groups, third sector organisations and companies. It promotes the circular economy as an alternative to a traditional linear economy.
Part of the University of Brighton's Clean Growth platform, Net Zero 360 is the UK's first full-service Net Zero business package.
Designed to take you through every aspect of your business aligned with Net Zero, with access to workshops, carbon calculator, action planning support and university innovation expertise and facilities.
EcoAct is an international climate consultancy which has developed a handy guide for calculating emissions generated by employees working from home. This provides a standardised approach to allow fair comparison and transparency when reporting emissions.
B Sussed is a sustainability consultancy based in Brighton, and they have created a guide for understanding sustainability in the supply chain and measuring Scope 3 emissions.
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