Workshops and Training

Carbon Reduction and Sustainability Workshop

Provided by: ActNow Consulting


Make a Carbon Reduction & Sustainability Plan for your Business!

Join an affordable, interactive, and speedy workshop designed to help busy small businesses take action to reduce carbon emissions, realise the opportunities this presents and prepare for upcoming sustainability legislation.

Why Should you Attend?

Do you want to attract more of the right kind of customers, grow your business, and do the right thing at the same time?

Are you feeling overwhelmed with sustainability and unsure where to start but know it’s important?

Then this workshop is for you!

Through simple steps your small business could:

  • Improve efficiencies and save money
  • Respond to supply chain enquiries
  • Position yourself ahead of your competition
  • Attract customers
  • Improve employee retention
  • Reduce your anxiety/overwhelm on this topic
  • Reduce your environmental impact

There are many benefits to starting your sustainability journey today!

Session Overview

In this fun, interactive and simple 2-hour session, you’ll be guided through 5 key areas of your business to build your sustainability plan; by documenting what you've achieved in the past, through what to do now, and how to prepare a plan for the future. By the end of the workshop, you'll know the best next step to take your business forward on its sustainability journey.

Gain confidence in how to tell your sustainability story, overcoming the pitfalls of “greenwashing” and “greenhushing”, and connect with other businesses on a similar path to you. The workshops are made for between 6-10 businesses.

What you will gain from attending:

  • A carbon footprint estimate of your business
  • A carbon reduction plan with specific carbon reduction action cards
  • A brief overview of the latest climate science and upcoming sustainability legislation
  • Access to Small99 Hero for further support and to monitor progress
  • Optional Certificate – the workshop is CPD accredited
  • Optional Accountability follow-on sessions

Who’s the Facilitator?

Alexina is a Sustainability Adviser, working with SMEs on ESG and sustainability strategies, B Corp certification, carbon literacy and net zero action plans. She supports businesses to be the best that they can be; successful, resilient and a force for good; for people, their communities and the planet. Alexina founded ActNow Consultinga Pending B Corp, in April 2023 and became an Official Facilitator for Small99 CRAB (Carbon Reduction Action Box) in November 2023. Alexina is also an Advisory Member for the Sustainable Business Alliance which exists to help organisations integrate sustainability strategy into day-to-day business.

Within Northamptonshire, Alexina is the coordinator of the B Local group and Host of the Northampton People, Planet, Pint group.

5% of Alexina's turnover goes towards supporting the Global Returns Project – an awesome charity that supports the world’s highest impact climate mitigation charities.

Alexina is keen to support female-led businesses and offers a 25% discount on all workshops. For members of the Northampton Chambers of Commerce and the NNBN network, Alexina offers a 10% discount. Please contact Alexina for the discount links.

What Businesses like yours have said about the Workshops:

The CRAB workshop was brilliant! Took a subject that I found quite overwhelming and broke it down into manageable chunks that were easy to understand and digest. Inspirational!

I found the workshop hugely insightful, especially comparing where I thought the highest emissions for my business come from to where they actually do! It's a brilliant starting point for building your carbon reduction plan, taking away the scary element of not knowing where to begin or how to find the important info!

The workshop was super helpful and widened my understanding of climate reduction while providing realistic options for our organisation.

The facilitator talked through the various aspects of the plan, helped provide knowledge and has given me confidence to know we are on the right journey towards Net Zero. The workshop wasn't full of jargon and I would certainly recommend.

It was so practical and actionable, and the conversations it so easily and naturally sparked were amazingly positive! something that feels very daunting and intimidating to a lot of people, this made it feel very do-able!



In-Person Workshop


Lutyens House Meeting and Training Venue (Trustworthy Room)
Billing Brook Road
Northampton NN3 8NW

Available dates

  • Wed, 26 Jun 2024 15:00 - 17:30 BST
  • Wed, 24 Jul 2024 15:00 - 17:30 BST

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