The UK’s largest database of green accredited venues is helping planners with green wayfinding by showcasing venues that are working to be carbon neutral.
Planners can easily find venues that have achieved a recognised carbon neutral status by the new Carbon Neutral logo displayed on each venue profile on venuedirectory.com. To gain this accolade, venues have to demonstrate a clear commitment to sustainability; prove that they completely understand their environmental impact and contribution to global warming and also offset their carbon footprint through recognised schemes. These schemes include those by venuedirectory.com’s partners Green Key, Green Tourism Standard, Quality in Tourism and ECOsmart.
Venuedirectory.com is also supporting planners in their green venue searches by prioritising sustainably-accredited venues in all searches of its 400,000-strong database.
“We’ve launched the new Carbon Neutral logo to showcase venues who have reached the next milestone in their sustainability journey”, Michael Begley, CEO of venuedirectory.com, explains. “A carbon neutral venue is one that takes significant steps to reduce its carbon emissions, resulting in no net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This can be achieved through using renewable energy, reducing waste and carbon offsetting.
“As the UK’s largest database of green accredited venues, we want to support planners in making a sustainable choice as well as providing the data they need to report on their own carbon footprint. Our new Carbon Neutral logo helps planners with ‘green wayfinding’, enabling them to instantly identify truly sustainable venues. We now have a database of over 4,000 green venues and our aim is to increase this to 10,000 by the start of 2022 by working with venue and hotel groups, some of whom have their own sustainability schemes.”
Steve Jones, Managing Director of Wyboston Lakes Resort says: “Working towards being carbon neutral is very important to us and using 100 per cent green electric energy has helped us significantly reduce our carbon footprint. Highlighting those venues that are working towards net-zero and that have gained important accreditation is a valuable initiative by venuedirectory.com.”