ESI staff on beach

ESI staff (on an away-day) exploring the themes of sustainability using found and natural objects.

Image: Matt Jessop

Free communicating green agenda event for local businesses

Local businesses are invited to a day of free talks and workshops showing them how to create and communicate their environmental messages successfully to customers and the public. The event takes place at the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI), Cornwall Campus on Friday 19 April.

The collaborative event between the University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus and Falmouth University will focus on the issue of climate change and how businesses can communicate their environmental messages more effectively. Workshops will be run to help businesses better understand how they can utilise social media and branding to get the right message out about their business.

The event, which takes place on Friday 19 April from 9.30am to 4.00pm, will be held at the ESI and is open to anyone who is interested in the subject. It will also provide an opportunity for delegates to learn more about how they might further engage with the Universities of Exeter and Falmouth.

Jodie West, ESI Research and Knowledge Exchange Manager, said: “The day will provide a great opportunity for attendees to network with likeminded businesses and potential clients as well as taking part in workshops and hearing from a range of guest speakers, university researchers and PhD students about their work in the area.”

Places are limited, if you would like to attend please register here or contact Colette Defoe for more information.

This event is part of Falmouth University’s AIR: Pressure week, which invites enquiring minds and entrepreneurial souls to a week of activity responding to and communicating changing climate.

The ESI is working with businesses and enterprises across all sectors of the economy in Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and beyond to translate research and expertise into innovative business practices, products and services in order to respond to the challenges of environmental change. It has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme (£22.9M) and the South West Regional Development Agency (£6.6M), with significant support from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

The Cornwall Campus is shared and jointly managed by Falmouth University and the University of Exeter in an arrangement that is unique in the UK.


Date: 20 March 2013

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