After narrowly missing out on the European Green Capital accolade for 2014 to Copenhagen, one of the Bristol bid’s key campaigners has confirmed that the city will be entering into the running for the title again in 2015.
Partnership manager at Bristol Green Capital Darren Hall told visitors to the city’s Harbour Festival that he wanted to once again enter into the running as a way of “bringing the city together”, explaining how he was proud of the plaudits Bristol had received for its far-reaching green initiatives and for losing out only to one of the world’s most famous green cities. Indeed, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband endorsed the bid earlier this year. The prestigious award aims to provide an incentive for rival cities to inspire each other, share practices and become role models to other towns and cities. You could say that it is a win-win situation then!
It did get us here at Eventa thinking about whether green initiatives would be suited to our 2012 Christmas parties. You’ll be pleased to know that the answer was a resounding ‘yes’. To provide refrigeration for the bottles of wine, Champagne and beer being served the venue could make use of solar-powered GreenFreeze units, charged up before the party night and ready for action. Lighting and music speakers could be powered by bikes, ridden by exercise-geared volunteers from a local gym. In return our hard workers could receive a wonderful Christmas party dinner and drinks once the event came to an end.
Going on the support for the city’s green initiatives, company Christmas parties in Bristol would certainly make for a good starting point. It is certainly something that we’ll be looking into at some point in the future!
Thanks to the superb Bristol 24-7 website for the original story concerning Bristol’s bid to become European Green Capital 2014 and good luck to the city for 2015!