Led by KWETB, 5o Shades Greener is the first national state funded training programme to ‘green’ the Hospitality & Tourism industry and reduce Ireland’s carbon footprint.

Participating businesses will see significant cost savings of circa 30% per annum on their energy usage and waste costs.

The 50 Shades Greener programme is the A to Z, step by step framework to successfully implement an environmental management system. It also highlights how to apply the UN Sustainable Development Goals to any Hospitality and Tourism business.

The programme provides your business with the knowledge and skills required to control and reduce your utility usage. 

This programme up-skills your business to affect change in the following areas:

 

  •    Energy Reduction
  •    Waste Production
  •     Water Conservation

The programme includes 5 training programmes

Also includes employee awareness videos for everyone within your organisation.

What are the Benefits to Your Business?

Increase understanding of sustainability amongst your employees

Identification of areas that will reduce your utility usage & result in cost savings

Establishment of your company’s baseline use of energy, water & waste

Creation of an Environmental Management System.

Do you want to reduce your carbon footprint and save your business money at the same time?

Hospitality and Tourism companies can become involved in the 50 Shades Greener Programme through one of two ways:

Online Training or In Company Training

Online Training

  • Run your business 50 Shades Greener in just 4 months with our complete online programme, designed to support you in implementing a green agenda.
  • Training is tailored for every member of your organisation and offers
  • 5 Course Modules
  • Support from the 50 Shades Greener Team for 12 months
  • Downloadable worksheets, charts and examples to make your journey as easy as possible.
  • On successful completion, your business will receive Certification of Completion and a Digital Badge that can be showcased on your website and social platforms.

In-Company Training

  • Programme training and support delivered in-house by an ETB Trainer.
  • The programme will be delivered over 4 half day training sessions and will show you how to:
  •  Establish your current environmental impact on your business and establish your Green Key Performance Indicators
  • How to reduce your use of energy & water and production of waste
  • On successful completion, your business will receive Certification of Completion and a Digital Badge that can be showcased on your website and social platforms.
  • On successful completion, your business will receive Certification of Completion and a Digital Badge that can be showcased on your website and social platforms.

“This course was really enjoyable and really opened my eyes up to how much our hotel can save per year and help to save the environment. This year, we invested in an EV charging station for EVs on our hotel grounds and this was another big step we took on our green journey as well as switching from plastic to glass bottles in rooms, sugar bowls, paper straws, buying in bulk etc. ”

— Kilmurry Lodge Hotel

“This was great and incredibly interesting to get to know. The bathroom minis were definitely the most important section for us, and something we need to change as soon as possible.”

— Castletroy Park Hotel

“The 50 Shades Greener sustainability programme teaches you how to establish your energy, water and waste production figures and then systematically guides you through the process of reducing your carbon emissions by introducing practical and effective solutions that can be adjusted to your individual business needs. The training support I received from Éimhín was excellent, always encouraging me, giving tips and suggesting ideas to move me forward. The training videos are short and lighthearted and the charts and workbooks are a great aid”.

— DUBLINIA

 For more information on the 50 Shades Greener programme

Contact our team today and we would be delighted to talk to you.