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Solar Panel Making and Off-Grid workshops

Demand Energy Equality  have been delivering really great workshops for people who want to get more hands on with the electricity systems in their lives.

You can Learn to build renewable power. Explore the future of energy. Empower yourself. These practical energy workshops are open to groups and individuals, and require no prior knowledge.

And now you can even buy a voucher for a loved one 🙂

Find out more here

Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen!

Tues 5th – Thurs 7th Sept 2017.
Course starts at 10am and ends at 2pm on the Thursday.
Course fee (not including food and accommodation) :-
Standard £100, Low waged / Concessions £70.
Food and Board options are available.

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An in-depth introduction to CAT’s latest Zero Carbon Britain research, offering a robust, evidence-based scenario that explores ways we can deliver a climate positive future, whilst also maintaining a modern lifestyle.

The course also covers how Zero Carbon Britain can be successfully used as a powerful tool for groups and individuals to inspire positive action, stimulate debate and build consensus in their communities and places of work.

The course is aimed at Local Green Groups, Transition Towns, FOE groups, CAT members, activists etc.

Participants will leave with:-
• Overview of the key environmental challenges
• Long term perspective on relationship between human beings and energy
• Detailed introduction to the ZCB scenario and how it meets climate challenges
• Detailed session on energy modelling and land-use/diets
• How ZCB can offer an national perspective to local action
• Suggestions on how ZCB has been used as a tool for local groups
• Training on how to use/present ZCB.
• Exploration of zero carbon scenarios from other parts of the globe.

Please note that a session runs until 9.30pm on Wednesday evening.
The course fee does not include food or board.

Fees Course fee – Standard £100, Low Waged/Concession £70.

Art and Energy outdoors – 19 July – Bidwell Woodland, Devon

The invitation:

Come and join me in the beatuful Bidwell woodland to play with energy in the stream 🙂

We will go for a short walk through the woodland and then set up ‘camp’ by the stream where we will have a go at making a water wheel from things that we find in the vicinity.

What you need:

  • We will be outside throughout the session, so please bring appropriate clothing. (I suggest trousers and walking boot/shoes given we will be in grass and woodland….but also something you could paddle in!)
  • Perhaps a blanket to sit on?
  • We’ll have a bit of string and some snippers for you to use in the making session, but if you’d like to bring anything else you’d find useful, that would be great. (Nothing too heavy!)
  • Please bring refreshments and water with you.
  • There are no toilets on site.(The nearest toilet is at The Church House Inn which is about 10-15 minutes walk away)

Location:

Andrew Lithgow has kindly offered to host us at Bidwell Woodland where he lives off grid and we might be able to see how he harnesses and uses energy sustainably.

Parking:

There is imited parking at Bidwell Woodland so places on the sessions are limited and need to be booked in advance.

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Sustainable Earth 2017 – A global forum connecting research with action – 29 and 30 June, Plymouth University

Sustainable Earth 2017 offers the opportunity for researchers, businesses, NGOs, community groups and individuals to come together to hear inspirational speakers, to network, spark ideas and encourage collaborations to tackle global and local challenges.

The conference offers an eclectic mix of sustainability-related themes; energy, climate change, health, hazards, water, international development, education, resources, planetary change, antimicrobial resistance, sustainable cities…. Infusing the event, is arguably one of our greatest challenges: communicating effectively with the different communities needed to develop a sustainable earth.

As well as Plymouth University researchers, hear guest speakers from the BBC, British Council, NHS, Future Earth, Christian Aid, Brunswick Group, University College London and many more. Meet the speakers and register on the website.

Sounding the Sea Symposium – Invisible Dust – 15-16 Jun – Hull

Celebrate our cultural and physical connections to the sea with artists, writers, historians and scientists at ‘Sounding the Sea’ a symposium as part of Hull UK City of Culture.

Organised by Invisible Dust and Steven Bode – Sounding the Sea is taking place at Ferens Gallery and The University of Hull15 – 16 June 2017.

Two-Day Tickets (Thursday 15th & Friday June 16th): Full price £45, concessionary £20

One-Day Tickets (Friday June 16th ONLY): Full price £25, concessionary £10

Tickets: Eventbrite

Programme: Sounding The Sea

Join leading authors China Miéville and Philip Hoare, artists Alec FinlayBik Van der Pol and Mariele Neudecker, marine biologists and ocean campaigners; Professor Alex Rogers, University of Oxford, Dr Magnus Johnson, University of Hull and Jo Ruxton, producer of groundbreaking film Plastic Oceans, for thought-provoking talks, workshops, artist performances and film screenings.

Varied topics will include: the critical importance and health of our oceans, climate change, catastrophes such as tsunamis and earthquakes, bioluminescence and deep sea marine life, Hull’s maritime history, rising sea levels along with our myriad of cultural connections to the sea.

Day 1: Ferens Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum

The symposium will open with registration at 12.30pm on Thursday June 15th. Artists talks, gallery tours and other events will start at 1.30pm and run in to the evening at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull. Teas and coffees and the option of an evening buffet will be available. 

Day 2: Middleton Hall, University of Hull

The symposium will open with registration at 9.00am on Thursday June 16th. Artists talks, session and events will run until 4pm when the symposium will end. Teas & Coffees and a light lunch will be available. 

Sounding the Sea is part of exhibitions ‘Offshore: Artists explore the sea’ curated by Invisible Dust at Ferens Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum, and ‘Somewhere Becoming Sea’ curated by Steven Bode, supported by Film and Video Umbrella at Humber Street Gallery.

The symposium is independently supported by the Universities of Hull and Oxford, Arts Council England, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Hull Culture and Leisure and the Wellcome Trust.

 

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Ocean.

Arthur C. Clarke

Getting to grips with Clean Energy -Webinar – 15th March

Did you know that electricity use is one of the biggest sources of carbon dioxide emissions globally and in the UK?

Decarbonising electricity is a key measure for the UK to reach its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050. You can help hitting this target by investing in renewables, either through on-site technology or driving demand through procurement.

Most electricity suppliers in the UK offer ‘green’ tariff electricity. But care should be taken when choosing a green electricity tariff, as some suppliers make unverified claims about where their electricity comes from and the environmental benefits.

If you are feeling tested by tariffs – don’t worry, Julie’s Bicycle is on hand to help you navigate and make sense of your energy options. We’ll be discussing clean energy sourcing with Good Energy – the first dedicated 100% renewable electricity supplier – and ensuring you are getting a genuinely clean and green tariff.

If you are in a position to go even further and invest in on-site generation, Julie’s Bicycle and Good Energy will be presenting a whole range of clean energy options, helping you understand the considerations, opportunities and challenges. We’ll be covering other related topics such as: joint procurement, funding and investing, community energy and roof leasing; providing intelligence and a range of case studies from the sector and beyond.

Julie’s Bicycle has partnered with Good Energy, the 100% renewable electricity supplier, to help turn individual action into collective change. We are really proud to be working with Good Energy who are sponsoring our events programme and have funded new development on the IG Tools which recognise renewable energy analysis and impact.

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