Home energy day for Portishead

From sustainable energy to the carbon footprint of chocolate

30 July 2010

Transition Portishead will be hosting a ‘home energy day’ for residents of the Somerset town next month in an effort to help local people cut their energy use and associated carbon levels. The event, entitled ‘Save money, save energy, save the planet’ takes place at Somerset Hall on Saturday 11 September, and the organisers hope to attract more than 500 people.

More details at www.transitionportishead.org.uk

Transition Portishead is one of a dozen local community groups supported by CSE through Warm Streets Communities. All the groups are involved in local carbon-reduction projects.

Through a series of exhibitions and presentations, visitors to the all-day event will learn about energy efficiency grants, energy saving lighting and insulation, sustainable housing, low-energy eco-friendly products, renewable energy and how the new feed-in tariff works. Children are catered for by special sessions on the carbon footprint of chocolate, recycling, a world without oil, and making your own energy.

CSE’s help for community groups in Somerset includes training, providing resources such as leaflets and posters, and practical help – like support setting up events such as this one. Groups on board the initiative include the Brendon Energy Group, Quantock Eco, Mendip Energy Volunteers and two other Transition groups.

Warm Streets Communities is managed by Bridget Newbery who urges other groups to join the initiative “We also pay groups £10 for every household they successfully refer to Warm Streets – a scheme offering free or discounted insulation, plus help with saving energy and reducing fuel bills.”

Read the Warm Streets Communities project profile
Examples of support available from CSE through the scheme
Read about the Warm Streets insulation scheme
Contact Bridget on 0117 934 1413 or bridget.newbery@cse.org.uk
Read more about the Transition towns network

[photo: mydograzzle]

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