Why are Bristol community energy groups mostly from a narrow section of a diverse community? Why is it so hard to get others involved?
The community energy movement is only effectively working with a small part of society. The communities most affected by fuel poverty are often not involved in discussions about energy equality, or have much to do with the groups working in this area. Many energy groups try to reach out and involve others but often with limited success. But with these important voices missing, how can we create a sustainable, inclusive energy system that works for us all?
The aim of this event is to bring new voices into the debate with representatives of communities of African and Asian heritage, Eastern European migrants, older people, disabled people, LGBTQI people and those from lower income households talking about what’s going on in their communities and the difficulties they face in getting involved.
The event will mostly be organised into small groups so you can have more meaningful discussions. By learning more about each other’s different communities, culture, struggles and their views about the community energy sector, we can change the way we work so we can better include everyone.
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