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Digital gets greener at Exeter conference

The organisers of the largest ecommerce conference in the South West are greening up the event to make sure it achieves carbon neutral targets.

Swanky has put measures in place to offset the environmental impact of ‘Ecommerce Unlocked’, its September 10 event for retailers and technology vendors wanting to learn more about ways of optimising online selling.

They include the...

New Chairman for DEBI

The Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI) has a new chairman for the start of its 23rd year.

Peter Morgan, Environmental Officer at Paignton Zoo, took over the reins at the most recent DEBI board meeting after Andy Vickery, who has held the position for 10 years, formally stood down.

“I’m delighted to take on the role – I hope to continue Andy’s achievements in keeping...

2014 DEBI Awards for Green Business

With entries for Devon’s foremost green awards arriving daily, the call is out for even more ethical businesses and educational initiatives to get their own submissions underway.

The DEBI Awards are free to enter and open to any organisation, big or small, in the Devon region. Previous winners, chosen for their commitment towards environmental aims, include Ode True Food, Chunky Monkey...

DEBI Awards 2014 open for entries

Over 50 businesses recently gathered at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth to launch the 2014 DEBI awards.

The free-to-enter awards celebrate and recognise the very best environmental initiatives in the Devon business community, as well as farming, co-operatives, community projects and environmental education.

Speakers at the event included David Young, MD of launch...

Survey reveals attitudes to environmental best practice

A new survey carried out by Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI) has revealed current attitudes in Devon towards running greener businesses.

The survey, which polled SMEs across the county, asked a series of questions to ascertain interest in environmental best practice.

52 per cent of respondents believe Devon to be proactive in terms of environmental best practice,...