New interactive training program launched at ACTSmart business expo

A new interactive training program designed especially to get ACT businesses recycling has been launched by Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell.

"The ACTSmart Business Interactive Training Program is a way for non traditional employees such as shift workers to get the knowledge on how to recycle in their workplace," Mr Corbell said.

The 20 minute education program showing at the ACTSmart Business Sustainability Expo was part of a large display of ideas, gadgets and sustainable solutions designed especially for businesses wanting to cut costs and help the environment.

"ACT businesses are renowned for their take up of sustainable business ideas and judging by the number of quality exhibitors and patrons at today's expo, interest in finding sustainable business solutions is very much alive," Mr Corbell said. 

The expo included more than 30 exhibitors and a comprehensive seminar program highlighting the latest industry trends in sustainability and practical case studies from leading sustainable businesses.

"Recognition by the private sector of the need to investigate and plan for the effects of climate change, with the commitment to take action, is critically important to achieving a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020," Mr Corbell said.

"The ACT Government has a major role in making a more sustainable Canberra – showing leadership through policy initiatives and partnering with the business community to enable them to play a part."

Through initiatives like ACTSmart the ACT Government has helped more than 1000 businesses in the ACT to increase their recycling, reduce their energy consumption and lower water usage, but we would like to see every business doing this.

"ACTSmart, combined with the ACT Government's support for renewable energy such as wind and solar, will put the ACT on track to being a sustainable and carbon neutral city that is adapting to a changing climate by 2060."

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