The Green Key programme welcomes its first meeting venue on Anglesey

Canolfan Ebeneser is a community hub within the walls of an historic Methodist Chapel and schoolhouse at the centre of the market town of Llangefni, Anglesey. Despite its historic origins, the centre is run as a modern hub with a people-focussed outlook, priding itself on its warm welcome and sharing of community news. 

The centre was keen to follow the Green Key programme to make the day to day operations of the building more sustainable. They also wanted to use their position in the heart of the community to help spread the message of sustainability and to tackle local issues such as littering, recycling and single-use plastics. 

Green Key is the fastest-growing eco-label awarded to more than 3,000 hospitality providers in 57 countries worldwide. In Wales, Green Key is operated by Keep Wales Tidy, who also manage the iconic Blue Flag programme. 

Carl Gillam from Canolfan Ebeneser said: 

We are delighted that the hard work and decisions made by the board and staff of Canolfan Ebeneser has been recognised with this international accreditation. Whilst it’s possible that gaining the Green Key would increase bookings from businesses and groups keen to choose an environmentally aware venue for their meetings, our main priority in choosing to apply for the award was to pass on our actions to the community. By telling visitors to the Canolfan about the changes made to achieve the Green Key, we hope to gently influence and guide their behaviour and make everyone think a little bit more about their own responsibility to the environment.

 

Pauline Vella, Green Key Officer for North Wales said:

I am delighted that Canolfan Ebeneser has gained the Green Key – the first in the conference centre category on the Island – showing that even a small community centre can put sustainability at its heart. Users of the Canolfan can learn from the environmental measures in place and local businesses can be assured when booking meeting facilities that they are making a positive environmental impact

For more information on Canolfan Ebeneser visit www.canolfanebeneser.co.uk

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