Sustainability

Sustainability

A green tomorrow begins today

Welcome to Blackpool, where we're committed to building a sustainable future that's as bright as our iconic illuminations. At the heart of our vibrant town, we're charging forward with innovative solutions and green initiatives to combat the climate emergency and create a more environmentally conscious community. Join us on this exciting journey towards a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable Blackpool.

Embracing the Climate Emergency

We understand the urgency of the climate emergency, and as a town we're taking action. Blackpool Council’s Climate Emergency plan outlines our town’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions, protecting our natural environment, and fostering sustainability. We believe in the power of collective action and responsibility, and we're dedicated to being a part of the solution.

Sustainable Blackpool Businesses

Blackpool Council is driving change from the ground up by supporting SMEs in the town to adopt more sustainable practices. This initiative encourages businesses to reduce waste and minimize their carbon footprint. By supporting eco-friendly businesses, we're collectively contributing to a more sustainable future for Blackpool and beyond.

Play it Green

Here at Meet Blackpool, sustainability is core to our business objectives as we strive to have an positive environmental and social impact.

To help realise our ambitions, we have partnered with Play it Green and will plant trees annually as part of an initiative to rebalance our staff carbon footprint and to help establish a Climate Positive Workforce.

Clean and Green Transport and an Electric Vehicle Revolution

Blackpool is charging ahead with its electric vehicle strategy. We're investing in a cleaner, more efficient future for transportation. Our commitment to electric vehicles is not just about reducing emissions but also providing residents and visitors with greener options for getting around our town. Blackpool Transport will be carbon neutral by 2025, with a fleet of electric buses and electric trams available. In fact, the current diesel buses are Euro 6 engines, some of the least emission heavy buses in the world! Learn more about our electric vehicle efforts and the impact they're making on our community.

Environmental Sustainability at Winter Gardens Blackpool

Winter Gardens Blackpool, an integral part of our town's cultural heritage, is also a beacon of environmental sustainability. From energy-efficient lighting to waste reduction initiatives, the venue is setting the stage for a more sustainable Blackpool.

Partner Sustainable Practice Details

  • Hampton by Hilton – Through climate action and destination stewardship, Hilton intend to pave the way to a net-zero future for their company and the global travel and tourism industry.
  • Holiday Inn – Holiday Inn Blackpool® will be inspected by Green Tourism once the hotel is trading with the vision to become a Silver Status hotel within the initial 12 months. Their focus also goes above and beyond their Green Tourism Accreditation, with the hotel being part of the RBH Hospitality Caledonian Forest Grove.

  • The Imperial Hotel received the Green Tourism Bronze Award in October 2023. Green Tourism awards are acknowledged worldwide as an indicator of good environmentally-friendly practice, and are a great way of progressing on a green journey as well as acting as a hallmark of ‘green quality’, attracting custom from increasing numbers of eco-minded visitors.

  • The Village Hotel have a Green Tourism Bronze Award. Working with their partner, Carbon Intelligence, part of Accenture UK & Ireland, work is underway to help them understand their current environmental impact, with an objective of developing measurable targets and science-led action plans to help us reach our goals - Stay Green | Village Hotel Group (village-hotels.co.uk)

  • The Winter Gardens is working with the Blackpool Net Zero Business Academy to better understand and lower their carbon footprint - Net Zero Business Academy - Blackpool Unlimited

In Blackpool, our commitment to sustainability is a promise for a better tomorrow, and it begins today. Join us in building a town where the lights not only dazzle in the night but also shine in the name of sustainability. If you need to know more about sustainability in Blackpool, talk to our Meet Blackpool team today.

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