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Expo joins the green revolution

Expo joins the green revolution

The Small Business Expo plans to improve the country's carbon footprint by persuading the 13,000 businesses that attend the expo to become sustainable. Its theme this year is sustainability and businesses are being encouraged to go green at the expo's Genesis Energy Sustainability Zone.

By setting an example on sustainability expo organiser Sarah Trotman hopes all business owners who attend the Small Business Expos will follow suit, thereby making a significant contribution to the green revolution.

Climate Change Minister Hon David Parker and four keynote speakers, whose businesses have benefited from being sustainable, are promoting sustainability at the expo.

"By recycling, saving power, becoming carboNZero rated, using biodegradable billboards and green cabs and promoting sustainability we have set an example we want others to follow," Sarah Trotman says. "The ripple effect could really make a real difference to New Zealand's carbon footprint.

"Our next step is to become even more sustainable by launching an online 24/7 expo."

To book online for the expo go to www.businessexpo.co.nz or tel 0800 249 397.

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