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green resources


green Pages Switzerland Tel +41 44 272 3479 www.eco-web.com A free online directory of environmental technology, products, services, organisations, publications, events and experts around the world. It offers a vast amount of information, with search options, from more than 7,000 suppliers across 149 countries.


green Tourism Business scheme UK Tel +44 (0)1738 632 162 www.green-business.co.uk The Green Tourism Business Scheme is the only national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK validated by VisitBritain, through the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT). Businesses are assessed against a set of criteria covering areas like energy, water efficiency and waste management.


green Washing Index USA www.greenwashingindex.com A company dedicated to educating consumers and exposing 'green fraud'.


groundwork UK Tel +44 (0)121 236 8565 www.groundwork.org.uk Groundwork works alongside communities, public bodies, private companies and voluntary sector organisations to deliver projects and programmes that offer local environmental improvements. Services include business advice — helping organisations prosper by managing their impact on the environment.


www.attractionshandbook.com


International organization for standardization Switzerland Tel +41 22 749 01 11 www.iso.org or www.14000.org The ISO 14000 is a series of documents giving environmental management advice to help companies minimise their negative impact on the environment. The ISO 14001 is the main standard for certification. The combined handbook and CD are titled ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems – An easy-to-use checklist for small business – Are you ready?


Leapfrog UK Tel +44 (0)7968 063 624 www.carbonleapfrog.org Leapfrog is a business-led, not-for-profit organisation that channels free services from businesses into activities that deliver carbon reductions. It provides thousands of hours of free advice and professional support services to business initiatives with the primary purpose of accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions.


Leadership in energy and environmental Design USA Tel +1 202 742 3792 www.usgbc.org/leed Leed's Green Building Rating System™ is a third-party certification programme (which companies pay to go through) and nationally-recognised benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. It was developed by the non-profit US Green Building Council (USGBC). The website offers access to research and reports on green building topics. Paid-for courses and workshops are also available.


The national Industrial symbiosis Programme UK Tel +44 (0)845 094 9501 www.nisp.org.uk A free business opportunity programme delivering bottom line benefits while generating positive outcomes for the environment. Its vision is to change the way businesses think by helping them take a fresh look at their resources.


national resources conservation service USA www.nrcs.usda.gov The NRCS is a US federal agency which gives free information and advice to land owners and managers on how to conserve water, soil and natural resources.


national resources Defense council USA Tel +1 212 727 2700 www.nrdc.org/enterprise/greeningadvisor A guide for businesses, providing information and practical advice on a myriad of topics relating to sustainability, such as buying, recycling and the organisation of waste management.


netregs UK Tel +44 (0)8708 506 506 www.netregs.gov.uk NetRegs provides free environmental guidance for small- and medium-sized businesses in the UK. It helps them to understand what they need to do to comply with environmental law and protect the environment and provides advice on how to save money by using resources more efficiently.


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