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London’s most Sustainable Conference Venue ?

August 1, 2021

Earlier this year we were awarded GOLD at the Clean City Awards, a recognition of our market leading practises in the environmental field, see HERE.  At Cavendish Conference Venues we initiated our quest to be the most sustainable conference venue in London over 20 years ago. A major stand was our decision two years ago to directly offsetting our carbon footprint via mass tree planting ourselves ie rather then paying others to offset, see our sustainability initiative here.  As we did last year now is the time to report on how our existing trees are doing and what our future plans are.

By May 2021 we had planted over 600 trees of which 540 had survived repeated winter storms etc. As we do every year, we have now conducted a thorough audit of how they are doing. We are massively heartened to report that a fantastic 530 are alive and thriving. So far this year the growing conditions have been fantastic, a combination of lots of rain, lots of sun and not too many bad storms. Average growth has been as follows.

Blackthorn          45cm

Hawthorn            38cm

Oak                        28cm

Ash                        99cm

Field Maple        78cm

White Popular   102cm

Alder                     83cm

Hazel                     98cm

Holly                      14cm

Sycamore            17cm

Why plant Trees:

Quite simply trees are the best way of tackle the climate crisis. They are the best way of ensuring that cavendish conference venues and all the conference rooms and meeting rooms we have in London are indeed the most sustainable conference venues in Central London. Don’t just take our word for it but maybe take the Woodlands Trust word for it see HERE. Alternatively, there is much more detail on this on our previous Conference Venue Sustainability blog.

Though promoting environmental diversity was not our central aim, it is really really pleasing to see this by product. We have seen a massive increase in butterfly numbers. We are seeing lots and lots of:

Marbled Whites

Peacocks

Small Whites

Small Tortoiseshells

Meadow Browns

Gatekeepers

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Our Wider Sustainability strategy:

Zero to landfill policy

We use only green energy (carbon levy exempt)

Purchasing policy explicitly favours local producers so, for example, all the wine we now purchase is UK produced.

If you are looking for Central London conference venues or meeting spaces. Venues who truly take sustainability seriously look no further than Cavendish Venues. We believe that when it comes to sustainability, we are the leading London and City of London meeting room and conference space, providers. For fuller details see here

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