Going Zero Carbon with Wirral

Pioneering Wirral businesses that are embracing carbon zero practices are set to share the secrets of their success at a showcase sustainability event this March.

The two day event, in partnership with Wirral Council and with contributions from LJMU amongst others, is part of the 2022 Good Business Festival – the world’s largest responsible business festival – which is being staged in venues across the Liverpool City Region and will explore how the business sector can help solve the world’s greatest challenges.

Taking place on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd March, the Wirral event will be curated and hosted by five local enterprises, who are all a driving force for culture and innovation-led regeneration in Birkenhead.


2nd March



START-YARD will kick-off activity for ‘Going Zero Carbon with Wirral’ – two days of programming across four venues focused on creative innovation and mutual support in delivering low and zero carbon solutions for businesses and organisations, including CICs and social enterprises.
Join them for an introduction to START-YARD, the green initiatives underway and our work with LJMU’s Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory where they will discuss the practical achievable actions all of us can take (at home and at work) to reduce our carbon footprint.
Further details and final programme coming soon.

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2nd March


Open Door Charity and Convenience Gallery

Bloom Building

Open Door Charity and Convenience Gallery will provide a late afternoon of interactive activities exploring sustainability, carbon neutrality, circular design within mental health and creative industries. The programme of events will bring together independent businesses, and members of the local community to shape this now and for the future. Expect workshops, live music, and co-building.
  • Convenience X Ry Dilkes: Craftbar. With workshop lead by Dripped Goods
  • Discombobuloscopy exhibit: Convenience x Roxy Topia & Paddy Gould
  • Convenience showcasing sustainable practice within the creative industry – providing insight from local independents
  • ODC: Mental Health impact of carbon neutrality
  • ODC: Climate anxiety focus. School Visits ahead of the event to influence this possible
  • ODC: Collaboration with public and community to shape ODC carbon plans
  • Spoken Work: From a public call out for spoken word on climate
  • Both light and deep Networking
  • Coffeeshop & bar open

Register for tickets now!


3rd March


Keep 1.5 Alive: Sustainable Business Solutions

Make CIC

Join Make CIC for a morning of solutions focused talks and a chance to see some of the simple, affordable, and practical solutions Make have implemented on site at Make Hamilton Square, Birkenhead.
We will be joined by several innovative leaders in the green business sector including Paul Myers (Founder of Farm Urban), Minna Alanka- Falola (Compost Works CIC), Liam Kelly & Rosie Ashton (of MakeCIC) and more!
Come and explore Make Hamilton Square, get to know other good businesses and share solutions for how to move forwards on your businesses sustainability journey!
Group 1
10am: Arrival / Free coffee & cake in Make Hamilton Café
10.15: Panel talk on Keeping 1.5 Alive: Sustainable Business Solutions with speakers, questions and discussions. (speakers tbc)
Group 2
10.15: Walking Tour of Make Hamilton including practical solution demonstrations.
Both Groups
11.30: Networking in the café including personal pledges and solution sharing
Please book a ticket for either Group 1 (Panel Talk) or Group 2 (Practical Solutions Demonstrations)
Complimentary sustainable food which was grown and made hyper-locally, for attendees.

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3rd March


POP26: A Climate Carnival

Future Yard

A Day Of Climate Debate, Conversation & Collective Action In DIY Music
Future Yard plays host to POP26: A Climate Carnival; a day of debate, performance, celebration and dialogue as we explore how the DIY music sector is responding to the climate emergency.
POP26 will explore the power of music in the climate debate and the impact of live touring, while shining a focus on emerging collective action in the creative space. POP26 will also see the launch of Future Yard’s Sustainability Roadmap, their plan to limit our impact on the environment and ultimately become the first carbon-neutral grassroots music venue in the North of England, and one of the first in the UK.
Taking place across two back-to-back sessions POP26 will feature a diverse range of debates and conversations throughout the day, culminating in an evening of live performances, headlined by anarchic punk and grime duo Bob Vylan. The full programme of speakers will be announced in advance of POP26.
Tickets for POP26 are free, but must be reserved in advance. Separate tickets are available for the daytime (2pm – 7pm) and evening (7pm – 11:30pm) activity.
The POP26 Daytime Programme runs from 2pm – 7pm and includes the following
  • Shift Liverpool: collective action against climate change
  • The power of music in the climate debate
  • Touring live shows sustainably
  • Future Yard Sustainability Roadmap launch
Future Yard’s Kitchen will be open throughout the day, serving their famous selection of veggie and vegan food. As part of their sustainability roadmap, they have committed to a non-meat policy across the venue.

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The Good Business Festival is passionately non-exclusive. It’s not about what you do or who you know. It’s not about agreeing on everything all of the time. It’s about everyone working towards a better world – no matter where you’re starting from.

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