The Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme have today launched their own Restore Our Earth Toolkit, to help SMEs take the first step towards Climate Action to support this year’s Earth Day. 

The organisers of Earth Day have called upon the world to come together for three days of climate action from April 20th to April 22nd. 

Kathleen Rogers, President of EARTHDAY.ORG said: 

“This Earth Day, we have an important opportunity to challenge world leaders to see climate change for what it is – a pressing global security threat, one that threatens everyone and everything but particularly our most vulnerable people and places.” 

Hull City Council are showing their support for Earth Day by focusing on local SME businesses who may need further guidance in making their older premises energy efficient, to take the first steps on the pathway to future-proofing our City. 

HBEES Programme Manager, Phil Hall, said: 

“Our aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 750 tons per year and in doing so, support Hull in becoming a Carbon Neutral City by 2030. 

We launched this programme to help small and medium enterprises in Hull and surrounding areas to save energy, but in doing so, they will be saving money which is extremely important for businesses, especially in today’s financial climate. 

The Hull City Council’s Carbon Neutral Strategy fits perfectly into the international pledge made by Earth Day to make a difference, every day of the year.

That’s why we’re calling upon all Hull SMEs to download our very own ‘Restore our City Toolkit’ and be at the forefront of the drive in embracing a low carbon economy to ensure this wider future prosperity.” 

For eligible businesses, specialist support provided by the HBEES programme will include the installation of new technologies, – such as heating and LED lighting systems, solar panels and even personal wind turbines – access to expertise and advice, as well as opportunities for grant funding in order to invest in the energy-saving equipment. 

To find out if you’re eligible, download the HBEES Toolkit or visit www.hullbees.co.uk

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Further information

For further information about the Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme contact: 

David Drury

Head of PR and Communications

T: 01482 453455 

E:david@drunkanimal.com

About HBEES

The Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme is a programme run by Hull City Council to help small and medium enterprises in Hull and the surrounding areas to save energy, and money! 

The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 750 tons per year and support our City in becoming carbon neutral by 2030. Businesses may be eligible to receive funding of up to £10,000 towards replacing existing inefficient facilities and equipment, as well as installation of new smart systems.

https://hullbees.co.uk/

Earth Day

Part of EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to empower and expand the environmental movement.

https://www.earthday.org/