Wirral Environmental Network has joined with Transition Liverpool in developing a map for green community and business enterprises within  Mersey Region. For Wirral this  means the mapping and expansion of our Big Green List.

We will launch the Mersey Green Map via Zoom at 7 pm on Thursday November 19th

Full details to follow.

We aim to support green jobs, to encourage people to shop locally and sustainably and to get involved in local sustainability initiatives. The Mersey Green Map will make it possible for people who wish to reduce their carbon footprint to more easily identify and support organisations and  businesses with green credentials.

Free to use and with an initial focus on Mersey based food organisations (growing, processing, sales), the Mersey Green Map will show the description, location and contact details of green organisations and businesses. The map is also open to other local, sustainable and ethical groups and businesses including:

  • community activities
  • green transport
  • green energy and green utilities
  • development of green buildings
  • greening of the environment.

This will allow us to:

  • Recognise and celebrate what is already happening in our region
  • Look at what is missing
  • Join the dots to strengthen our community, network and create a collaborative and stronger voice
  • Enable us to better share resources and drive forward change

More details on the Transition Liverpool website https://transitionliverpool.org/mapping-project/

We have recently had our Carbon Footprint calculated and analysed by Low Carbon Eco Innovatory.

Our Carbon Footprint is low, and has been falling, but the figures shows us there is more we can do and where we should focus.

Low Carbon Eco Innovatory worked with us to pull and process the data we needed to establish our Carbon Footprint. A Carbon Footprint can have many definitions (which we will examine in more detail in the future) but it is important to make a start and then you can find out where to focus.

The biggest wins we can make are around Energy and Transport – persuading our landlord to switch to a green energy tariff and switching all business travel and commuting to bikes or electric vehicles. Staff use vehicles when we are collecting and delivering supplies for projects and we are mindful of the embedded carbon in our vehicles – it may be better to keep what we have until they need replacing. Will let you know how we get on with the landlord 🙂

Low Carbon Eco Innovatory is a partnership between Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool and Lancaster UniversityIt works with organisations to identify opportunities for low carbon development including low carbon goods, processes and services. So if you are a small to medium enterprise (including charities) in the Liverpool City Region and you want to be greener, you may be able to get funded support. https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/microsites/ecoinnovatory.


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