Championing a Greener Economy for Cornwall at the National Maritime Museum

Championing a Greener Economy for Cornwall at the National Maritime Museum

The green economy, doughnut economy and circular economy are crucial frameworks to address environmental sustainability, financial stability and social well-being - especially in priority areas such as marine, manufacturing, engineering, construction.

 

Together, these concepts underscore the need for a holistic approach to development, addressing climate change and preserving ecosystems, ensuring social equity, and striving to eradicate poverty and inequality. By integrating these principles, we can strive for a sustainable balance between economic prosperity, social justice, and environmental stewardship, paving the way for a resilient and inclusive future.

 

But how does a greener economy work? What are the environmental, economic and social benefits of being green in our everyday practices? And what can businesses do to implement a greener working model?

 

This event is open to all individuals, business owners and SME’s across all sectors with a personal or professional interest in becoming greener and more sustainable as a business, whichever stage they are at on their green journey.

 

There will be keynote speakers from a range of sectors, and networking opportunities to help delegates build long-lasting connections.

 

This event is fully funded by The Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF), which Cornwall Marine Network is a delivery partner of. The LSIF will provide investment in new facilities and equipment, fund the development and delivery of new courses and curriculum, and support excellence in college leadership, governance and teaching to create a sustainable approach to addressing local skill needs. This follows the publication of employer-led Local Skills Improvement Plans last August, bringing business and education closer together.

 

Further information

 

The event will be held in the Learning Centre Space of the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, and entry to the event is free for all delegates.

 

All delegates can sign in upon entry into the Learning Centre and there will be name badges for all delegates to collect. These also can be dropped off in the same place upon exiting the venue.

 

There will be photos and video footage of the event which will be published via CMN’s and Your Partnerships’ website and social platforms.

 

Teas and coffees will be presented on arrival and a breakfast buffet will be served in between presentations on the day.

 

Further refreshments will also be available to purchase from the Museum Café.

 

Should you have any dietary requirements, please let us know this upon confirming your place in the event so the venue staff can prepare catering accordingly in advance.

 

Please confirm your attendance and any additional dietary requirements as soon as possible, by Thursday 29th February at the latest, by replying to marketing@cornwallmarine.net to avoid missing out. Alternatively, contact the CMN team on 01326 211382 to RSVP or confirm if you are unable to attend.

 

Venue:

Monday 4th March| 09:00am – 1:00pm

National Maritime Museum | Discovery Quay | Falmouth | Cornwall | TR11 3QY

 

Directions

 

By car

The nearest public car park is 100m away, across the square (a level, but cobbled surface). The car park has a number of designated accessible parking spaces.

 

The Museum is at the southern end of Falmouth’s harbour side, between the main shopping area and Falmouth docks.

 

There are brown signs (with an anchor) to assist you on the outskirts of Falmouth, but limited further signs on the A39 so please keep going on the A39 (past Merchants Manor Hotel on your right, then Fox Rosehill Gardens on your left) until you are directed to take a left turn by a brown sign which lists the Maritime Museum at the bottom with the anchor. Follow this along Avenue Road and you will see the Maritime Car Park.

 

By bus

Arriving into Falmouth by bus is a convenient way to navigate your great day out. With no need to worry about parking, enjoy more time discovering what Falmouth has to offer. Visit Cornwall by Kernow to plan your journey.

 

By train

The Museum is a five minute walk from Falmouth Town (The Dell) Station. There is a regular train service with connections to the main London to Penzance line. Change at Truro for the branch line to Falmouth.

 

By ferry

Fal River Cornwall run daily ferries sailing between Truro or St Mawes to Falmouth.

 

To encourage sustainability, we invite all attending delegates to bring their own reusable cups with them for consuming teas and coffees at the event. We also encourage car sharing arrangements where possible.

 

If you have any access requirements and/or any further queries, please contactmarketing@cornwallmarine.net.