The energy champions role is to be a go–to person in your community for advice on energy, e.g. how to:
- save energy,
- reduce bills,
- keep warm,
- and protect the climate.
The vision is for every neighbourhood in Bristol to have a local person to turn to for energy advice, a person who would champion energy saving in their community. Training is provided to Energy Champions to help enable them to support energy groups in the city, work with community groups wanting to run energy programmes or to start their own projects. We also have get-togethers so Energy Champions could meet each other and come up with ideas together.
We provide training for energy champions to give you these skills. We also encourage you to join our whatspp group for Energy Champions and Volunteers, come to socials and outreach events, and generally get involved with BEN.
We have three energy champion training events coming up at the end of the month. We recommend these for your frontline staff and volunteers, to skill them up for helping community members with energy.
In person: Wednesday 29th September – limited spaces available due to social distancing
Cancelled 11am, venue TBC central Bristol, sign up on eventbrite
- 6.30pm, Easton Community Centre Bristol, sign up on eventbrite
Online: Thursday 30th September
Energy Champions started during Green Capital year 2015. They have been supporting the REPLICATE project in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill and are now helping out with the Warm Homes Advice and Money (WHAM project).
In the past, Energy Champions have:
- Helped to conduct energy efficiency surveys
- Learnt how to construct solar panels and teaching others
- Carried out research
- Demonstrated new technologies
- Provided advice and support
Stay in touch!
Contact us to join the Energy Champions mailing list or if you have an event you would like us to come along to.