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Green Brighton Guide

Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:23 on Thursday 20 September 2012

Click on the cover above for the downloadable PDFClick on the cover above for the downloadable PDFBuilding on the success of last year's Green London, today we launched a Green Brighton Guidefeaturing a selection of the city's local independent traders and green-minded businesses.

The new handy, pocket-sized map features places to eat, sleep and shop, and give tips on how best to get the most out of the city's green vibe while contributing to the local economy.

Produced in association with the national tourist board, VisitEngland, and with support from VisitBrighton, the guide features a range of businesses, from well-known, centrally-located hotels, like the Holiday Inn Brighton, to hidden gems such as the FARM café and market, which sells seasonal produce from its own Sussex farm (squashes and pumpins are on their way!). There are also tips to encourage visitors to explore the city's 'villages', such as Kemptown, Montpelier and Cifton Hill, on foot and by bike. 

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, who attended the launch on Thursday, said: “Thanks to the success of our green industries, the strong character of our local communities and the wealth of natural beauty on our doorstep, Brighton & Hove has a well-earned reputation as one of the greenest places in England. This beautiful guide from VisitBrighton and Greentraveller will help to put the city even more firmly on the map for green tourism, and hopefully encourage even more people to come and sample all that Brighton & Hove has to offer.”

Caroline Lucas MP at the launch of the Green Brighton Guide, in which she introduced the idea of Green Hedonism. There in the background is Martin Dunford, one of the founders of Rough Guides.Caroline Lucas MP at the launch of the Green Brighton Guide, in which she introduced the idea of Green Hedonism. There in the background is Martin Dunford, one of the founders of Rough Guides.

James Berresford, chief exec of Visit England, at the launch, in which he said "we are growing more accustomed to seeing ‘green’ credentials combined with great beauty, with functionality, fun and success"James Berresford, chief exec of Visit England, at the launch, in which he said "we are growing more accustomed to seeing ‘green’ credentials combined with great beauty, with functionality, fun and success"“Sustainability is an integral part of our industry,” says James Berresford, VisitEngland Chief Executive. “Following the enormous success of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – the most sustainable Games the world has seen – we are growing more accustomed to seeing ‘green’ credentials combined with great beauty, with functionality, fun and success.  

"We are delighted to be launching the Green Brighton Guide, which makes it easy for travellers to discover all that Brighton has to offer as a city. It highlights recognisable brands with excellent sustainable practices such as Thistle and Mercure hotels alongside smaller, innovative businesses that specialise in offering locally-sourced and Fairtrade goods.”

You can get your free copy of the Green Brighton Guide at the city’s Tourist Information Centre or at any of the map’s featured businesses. Alternatively, see VisitEngland's new section on sustainable tourism.

Richard Hammond, founder of Greentraveller, who has presented a video of Green Brighton, which will be released next weekRichard Hammond, founder of Greentraveller, who has presented a video of Green Brighton, which will be released next weekRichard Hammond, Chief Executive of Greentraveller, says "Everyone knows Brighton rocks, but there’s so much more to the city than the beach and the shopping. Hopefully, this guide will help visitors discover the greener side to the city from the local perspective: the dozens of parks and gardens, the proud cultural heritage, and the many local, visionary independent traders that give Brighton its edge."

The guide is printed using waterless offset on 100% recycled paper with vegetable oil based inks. It is also downloaded as a PDF - Green Brighton PDF (9mb).

>> Last month, Greentraveller published a free online guide to Green Brighton, with even more holidays ideas for Brighton & Hove! We'll be adding businesses to this online guide, so if you know of a business that you'd recommend we include, please email: info AT greentraveller.co.uk. We'd love to hear from you!

See also VisitBrighton's Eco facebook page for all the latest green news, tips, photos and competitions.

By Richard Hammond.

The launch of Green Brighton Guide at the FARM market, North Lane, Brighton, was attended by Caroline Lucas, MPThe launch of Green Brighton Guide at the FARM market, North Lane, Brighton, was attended by Caroline Lucas, MP

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