A new programme launched by the Winter Gardens Blackpool will see trees planted across Blackpool’s parks and public spaces as part of a drive to offset the venues carbon footprint.
With help from Radio Wave’s breakfast team, Scott and Hayley, the first tree, an oak, planted to launch the scheme sits proudly in Stanley Park. The scheme which forms part of a wider community programme developed by the Blackpool Winter Gardens could see up to 20 trees donated each year.
The tress which will be sited by the council’s community and environmental department will be donated as part a drive to offset the print including posters, brochures and leaflets which are used by the venue in the promotion of its many events. The initiative forms part of a community and environmental programme aimed at ensuring the venue remains at the heart of the community.
The tree donation initiative forms part of a green revolution taking place at the Victorian venue which now includes the recycling of advertising banners to reusable shopping bags and a phased withdrawal of one use plastics. This is accompanied by significant investment in new and efficient systems at the venue.
Michael Williams, Managing Director of the Winter Gardens Blackpool comments;
“Although consumer habits continue to evolve traditional printed media remains an integral part of ensuring the venue and its events are a success, whilst ordered responsibly to minimise waste, the new scheme allows us to offset its use and make a positive impact to both the community and environment.”
“A lot of work has gone into a number of schemes from education to community and environment to give new vigour in ensuring the Winter Gardens remains at the forefront of the community ensuring every opportunity is granted to as many individuals as possible to achieve, experience and succeed because of our business.”
Along with the new environmental policy, a range of schemes have been developed with an enhanced community focus including an education programme with SellADoor, producers of Peter Pan, Flashdance and more. The programme gives students access to the world of entertainment and what’s involved from set and costume design through to sales and marketing, the scheme is set to be expanded in 2018.
To find out more about the Winter Gardens Blackpool and its work in the community visit www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/community.