This September we’re launching the Together for Our Planet programme in Penzance. The six-month series of workshops, events and information for businesses, is open to all local independents and we’re chuffed to be able to fully fund it.

We’re in tough times, and the impact of economic and climate crisis will only continue.

How can we as a town work together to support each other, be more resilient and mitigate our impact on people, place and planet in the process? Contribute to a different, more effective way of doing business, one that works.

One reason why Sustainable PZ was created, was to help pull together all the amazing work that’s happening in our town to put people, place and planet first. Our local, independent businesses are the life-blood of our community and have been trailblazers nationally via the Plastic Free PZ movement. Now we want to help support the ongoing journey … together.

The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised the work we’ve already done as a town and it’s thanks to their funding we can now offer a new six-month program to local businesses – fully paid.

The idea is to look at this time of change, what it means to us here in Penzance and how we can work with it. It’s an honest and two-way conversation about the local challenges businesses face, what ‘sustainability’ means to them and what help is needed.  

There’ll be workshops and events to build awareness, with expert information and real-life examples to help local businesses make, measure and keep up achievable actions. In the process building connections and a stronger community to adapt and adjust to the social, economic and environmental problems we will increasingly face over time.

We’re also piloting a carbon dashboard for the town through the project, which businesses will be able to take part in. The culmination of the work will be the launch of a Business Toolkit for Penzance which all businesses will be able to benefit from.

It is a daunting time, but it’s also a time that is seeing PZ on the up. There’s immense pride in the town, and resilience is one of our top qualities. We’re seen as a leader on community responses to the environment crisis. Together we can continue to work on creating a thriving town that puts people, place and planet first.

Confirm your fully funded place at our launch event on 30th Sept here:

 You can sign up to the business email list to take part in the programme and get all the event info and updates here:

Our thanks to the National Lottery Together for Our Planet Fund for making this happen in our town.