TTK's Business Action Group (BAG) aims to help and support local businesses to go green or greener. This might entail helping them to get advice on "greening" or sourcing environmentally sound products; it also includes publicising businesses' efforts towards environmental sustainability and encouraging them to share good practice with each other and with consumers. See Useful Links for advice and ideas for green or aspiring green enterprises.

Our main current project is the Kingston Green e-Directory, intended to help local businesses, community enterprises and consumers who share our environmental values find each other. Please go to Kingston Green e-Directory to find local green businesses and to send us suggestions of more inclusions and green consumer comments via the Contact Us form. We have also worked with Kingston Environment Group to produce the Kingston Green Pledge for local organisations.

There are overlaps with other TTK groups, for example Energy, and we work with them when relevant. If you are looking for a green energy supplier click here for a list. If you would like to propose and lead on a business/economy focused project, please contact us.

BAG's past activities have included

Hosting a "Greening Business" panel discussion in November 2009.  It was clear from the discussion that there are worthwhile business benefits to going green, for example, in the lower outgoings associated with energy-saving and waste-reduction, or in increased goodwill from green consumers. 

Building up a list of green businesses and inviting them to events such as our Big Launch Party in April 2010.

Running a Great Green Business Ideas competition in 2009 - though unfortunately there weren't enough local entries to justify announcing a winner. The competition is over, but we would still like to hear about Great Green Business Ideas - some information about what that means at: transitiontowns.org

Attending Kingston Council's Environment Group meetings, and networking with Kingston businesses; for example some of us attended a Green Business evening hosted by the Co-operative Bank, and two of us attend Kingstonfirst's monthly stakeholders' meetings. We aim to work closely with Kingstonfirst, which is the brand name for the Business Improvement District (BID) covering Kingston Town Centre. The BID was set up by the business community to provide a range of services to improve the town centre.

Helping the plastic-bag-free Kingston campaign in various ways see www.greenerkingston.org.uk

 

TTK's Business Action Group (BAG) aims to help and support local businesses to go green or greener. This might entail helping them to get advice on "greening" or sourcing environmentally sound products; it also includes publicising businesses' efforts towards environmental sustainability and encouraging them to share good practice with each other and with consumers. See Useful Links for advice and ideas for green or aspiring green enterprises.

Coming soon - our Green e-Directory, to help local businesses, community enterprises and consumers who share our values find each other. See a preview at http://www.kingstongreendirectory.org.uk/. What is a green enterprise? Find our criteria here. Download your invitation to be included in the e-Directory and our application form.

Looking for a green energy supplier? Click here for a list.

 

Useful Links - useful websites relating to Green Business.

TTK's Green e-Directory

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Regular transition events

Kingston Orchard Working Party

Kingston Orchard Project runs working parties every Sunday 2-4pm at Knollmead Allotments Tolworth, KT5 9QP

Permaculture at Knollmead

Some Sunday afternoons. Contact Simone at simone@stainedglass.freeserve.co.uk or on 07737 277 470 for info and dates

From the Ground Up

Weekly food scheme bringing local, affordable, organic fresh food to the RBK. Venues in both Kingston and Surbiton.
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