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Micro businesses urged to go green

Manufacturing businesses in Wexford and across the south east employing less than 10 people are being offered a unique opportunity to cut harmful emissions and make significant energy, waste, water and other savings through the landmark Green for Micro programme.

Local Enterprise Offices in local council offices across Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Tipperary are pooling their resources, talents and skills for 'Green for Micro'. The groundbreaking Enterprise Ireland-funded initiative will assist businesses in transitioning to a low-carbon economy and could be rolled out nationally, those behind the initiative say.

Hands-on tips, expertise, mentoring, audits and more will be provided by project collaborators, the 3 Counties Energy Agency (3cea). The independent, not-for-profit team of energy engineers at 3cea will help participating enterprises examine their energy, waste, water, procurement and transport needs and make more informed, environmentally-friendly choices.

The first in a series of free breakfast briefings explaining Green for Micro to industry and to increase awareness around sustainability and the low carbon economy begins on Tuesday, January 28 at Wexford's Ferrycarrig Hotel, starting at 8.30 a.m. Phase two of the project will see energy audits carried out on 10 micro, manufacturing businesses in each of the five participating counties. The results of their findings will be showcased.

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