As part of the Energy Champions programme we offer two training sessions – Energy Essentials and Talking about Energy. These are half a day each. You can register for the sessions using the link below:
Stalls in Bishopston Cotham and Redland
BCR Energy Group need help from Energy Champions to run two stalls during Community Energy Fortnight. Please help if you can!
- Whiteladies Farmer Market(Blackboy Hill) on Saturday 5 September, 8.30-2.00
- Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Community Fair(St. MIchael and All Angel Church, Gloucester Road) on Saturday 19 September, 12.30-4.30.
- Register your interest
BCR Energy Group meeting have their next meeting on 8 September, 8pm at Horfield Quaker Meeting House, 300 Gloucester Road, Horfield BS7 8PD. If you live in the area, this would be a great way to find out how you can get involved in local initiatives. For further details email Sue (one of our Energy Champions) on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Energy Survey of Hillfields Youth Hub
Date TBC, Thicket Rd, Bristol, BS16 4EH
During Community Energy Fortnight, 5-20th September, the Greater Fishponds Energy Group will be carrying out an energy survey of Hillfields Youth Hub. We are offering the opportunity to Energy Champions to help carry out the survey as a training exercise so that you can feel confident enough to carry out a survey of a community building near you. If you are interested, please contact Liz (another Energy Champion!) at email@example.com. You can let Liz know your availability by completing this Doodle poll.
6 September – Make Sunday Special
11-5pm Moxam Drive, Hartcliffe
11-5pm Corn Street (Central Bristol)
Can you help run an Energy Champions stall at the Make Sunday Special event in Hartcliffe or Corn Street? These two events both happen on Sunday 6 September. This is an event that’s been happening across the city during the summer, where roads are closed off and filled with community groups, music and arts. See below for a photo from Make Sunday Special last week in Easton.
13 September – Make Sunday Special Avonmouth
11- 5pm, Avonmouth
The newly formed energy group in Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston are taking part in Make Sunday Special in Avonmouth, along with Bristol Energy Network’s new pedal power sound system and light box. Can you help spread the word? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
19 September – Make your home cosy
2-5pm, Show Home, 56 Heron Road, Easton
Energy Champion Vicky is working with Acorn and Easton Energy Group to empower private and social renters to improve their living conditions. The event includes Draught-proofing workshops, secondary glazing workshop, snit-your-own draught excluding snake/dolphin, info on other small scale measures and information on tenants rights. Refreshments provided. Come along and support the event!
Easton Energy Group are planning to hold CHEESE party’s to encourage residents to take up measures to make homes more energy efficient. Last year residents took part in pilot Cold Homes Energy Efficiency Survey Expert thermal imaging survey that helped them to identify drafts and measures that they would like to pledge to do. Easton Energy Group are now following up with Cheese parties inviting the neighbours round to encourage their neighbours to get involved this year. We looking for champions to support householders interested in having a cheese party to find out more contact Easton.email@example.com
Bristol Green Doors are looking for stewards to help people who are opening their homes to the public during their annual event 26 and 27 September. This is a very popular event, giving people the chance to have a look around homes which have made improvements to make them more efficient and sustainble.
Bristol Energy Co-op is expanding its activities. In the near future they aim to establish working groups for renewable heat projects and sustainable transport. They’re also developing a team to promote 100% renewables and support the campaign for fossil fuel disinvestment.
If you’d like to be part of these exciting plans, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Working with renters and landlords – this is an exciting new project that came out of the Energy Champions get together. Are you interested in linking up with housing campaigners, to encourage tenants and landlords to improve the energy efficiency of private rented sector housing? Would you like to get involved?
University Hospital Bristol is offering green groups the opportunity to occupy a space in the BRI Welcome Centre to showcase what they do and links to Bristol Green Capital. The last full week of every month is available. It’s a great spot to reach lots of people, receiving a high footfall made up of the full diversity of the general public and members of their 8,000 staff. Could you help run a stall at BRI? This could include co-ordinating activities over a few days or helping out for a few hours, up to you! We can offer support where needed.
The Cold Homes Energy Efficiency Survey Experts (CHEESE) Project is being piloted by Easton Energy Group, Ambition Lawrence Weston and Bishopston, Redland & Cotham (BCR) Energy Group. The project involves people going out and photographing homes with a thermal imaging cameras to help make people aware of where the heat is escaping from their home.
Talking Money are working with MakeYourHomeEco to run a course of energy efficiency workshops to help fuel poor households take control of their energy bills. There will be opportunities to help facilitate the workshops and to shadow energy efficiency home visits.
South-West Friends of the Earth are looking for Champions to help promote their Schools Run-on-Sun project which aims to install solar PV on schools across the South West.