There’s lots of reasons. Firstly, we have a big soft spot for anyone who gives us an award. Vegware won Best New Product in last year’s Climate Week Awards. That meant we were invited to Parliament to meet the members of the Environmental Audit Committee including Zach Goldsmith who seemed particularly impressed with everything we are doing. But the main reason we love Climate Week is that it makes the whole of the UK focus on the environment.
The first Climate Week in March 2011 saw half a million people attending 3,000 events in Britain’s biggest ever environmental occasion. This year even more people are joining in, and Vegware staff are rushing around joining in with all sorts of events.
So next week we are taking part in the official Climate Week launch event at Lancaster House, speaking at a London Food Link event and a conference on Green Events and Innovations at the Southbank Centre, taking part in sustainability roundtable discussions and a few workplace Green Day celebrations. And to round off a busy week, we are also attending a campaigning dinner to raise awareness around the issue of food waste. So it’ll be an exciting week and a great way to talk about the biggest issues of the day with all sorts of interesting campaigners. Can’t wait!