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AN Irish company based in Liscannor, County Clare, is turning businesses greener internationally. Fifty Shades Greener is a Green Consultancy company, founded by Raquel Noboa, who moved from her native Spain to Ireland over 20 years ago. On Friday 31st of January, their new Green Business Online Program will launch to the international markets, with universities from Canada and Australia already in talks to become licensed partners of this innovative program.
“The Green Business program is the A to Z, Greener for Beginners, all in one solution. The advantage of Online Training Programs is that you can gain the knowledge you need from the comfort of your own office. This programme will develop a culture of environmental sustainability throughout an entire team, with specific training for the General Manager, a Green Manager and every member of an organisation.” Explains Raquel.
Raquel started her own Green Journey at Hotel Doolin in County Clare back in 2012, “I had been working in the Hospitality industry since 1998, going through my Hotel Management Diploma, nobody ever explained to us the concept of running a Green Hotel. The hospitality industry, as many other industries, need to develop their manager’s skills so that we can create a Greener industry, with less impact to the environment. This simply starts by controlling and reducing your business utilities, water, energy & waste. When you reduce your utilities, you reduce your Carbon Footprint and you lessen your business negative impact in the environment”
Raquel affirms that a small action, taken by many businesses, can have a huge environmental impact. “Every business manager all over the world, can do something to reduce their use of Water and Energy, and production of Waste. This is not about compromising our customer experience, it is about learning not to waste unnecessary resources, by setting up simple systems and processes within our teams. Reducing your utilities, will not only reduce your Carbon Footprint but it will also save you money from your utility bills”
The Green Business Online Program is the framework for any business, operating a kitchen with large use of energy and production of waste, to create and implement an Environmental Management System within the property. In addition, Raquel will be a guest lecturer at Shannon College of Hotel Management later in February and she will also join the “Future Living Conference” at LIT as a guest speaker on February 14th, amongst a panel of international speakers like Sir David Anthony King.
Speaking on the value embedded in her teachings, Raquel says, “I am so excited to bring this innovative course to the international markets, it is the first of it’s kind and we have already had a lot of interest from universities and E-learning agencies worldwide. My mission, when I founded Fifty Shades Greener in 2017, was to help grow Green businesses all over the world, and teach other people the things I have learnt myself over the past 8 years. Now that mission is within my grasp, and I could not be happier to see a huge amount of interest already from Irish, and international companies”.


Article by CIAN O BROIN

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