Green street welcomes North West visitors seeking free advice on going green

A new web-based ‘eco-street’ has been launched by sustainability experts Envirowise to help businesses across the North West identify resource efficiency hot spots and cost saving opportunities.

The Envirowise Virtual Tour, known as Green Street, has been created using advanced web technology and allows users to explore an animated world via their computer, wherever they are in the region.

Business owners are invited to visit www.envirowise.gov.uk/greenstreet where the Cost Cutters Arms, the Verte Restaurant, the Green Leaves Hotel, the Water Tower office block and the Efficient Engineering Company have all opened their doors to offer simple advice on implementing practical environmental measures.

Points of interest along the virtual tour are supported by quick links to useful publications offering further free advice on tackling common resource efficiency hot spots, including ways to combat waste and practical tips for reducing water consumption and energy use.

Nick Ward, Envirowise Regional Manager for the North West, said: “Research by Envirowise1 has shown that businesses in our area believe that using fewer raw materials, generating less waste and placing a greater emphasis on energy efficiency are all likely legacies of the recent recession. By exploring Green Street firms can easily find out how to make positive changes and save money, with help on everything from minimising lighting and heating, to more detailed advice on developing a formal environmental management system.

“We know the internet is an integral part of the business working day so we have created this new animated tool in order to make this free advice as accessible to local firms as possible.”

Companies can visit Green Street by going to www.envirowise.gov.uk/greenstreet. For further advice on resource efficiency businesses can also call the Envirowise advice line on 0800 585794.