Positioning Killarney as a Green Destination – Supporting Tidy Towns Campaign

Briefing – 1st May – The Brehon Hotel – 9.30am to 12.30pm

Attendance is FREE. Register here.

Killarney won the National Tidy Town award in 2011. In 2017 Killarney scored 328 points and won the Category F. 12 other towns had higher scores, with Birdhill at the top with 332. The section with lowest points was in Sustainable Waste and Resource Management 21/50 and even Birdhill, the 2017 National Winner had a score of 23/50. A key part of the review questioned the results through engagement with the Green Hospitality Programme and looked for data for 2018.

There is a need to take a more focused approach to this part of the awards by starting the process whereby Killarney can achieve Green Destination Status.

Green Hospitality will also show businesses how going “Green” can result in substantial reductions in costs and will brief attendees on the new Lighting Support Scheme recently launched by SEAI and the forthcoming Renewable Heating Support Scheme.

Who should Attend?

Hotel and Accommodation owners and senior managers, accountants and financial controllers

Briefing Outline

Tidy Towns Introduction

Green Destination – the Opportunity

Green Hospitality Certification – for larger businesses

GREENMark by GreenTravel.ie – for smaller businesses

Energy Funding Opportunities – Grant Aid (Lighting, Energy Credits), Renewable Heating Incentive – Opportunities for 2018+

Waste Management – Compliance – Minimisation – Food Waste

Reducing Costs – Opportunities

Adopting Challenges – War against Plastic

General Discussion – what are your Waste/Water/Energy challenges

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