Resources and support available to communities who want to go green.
The Local Energy Champions Scheme offers support, training and equipment-loan to community groups in Bath and North East Somerset working on energy saving, renewable energy or carbon reduction projects. Contact the Bath & North East Somerset Council Sustainability Team.
Energy saving open homes events are a great way to showcase local green homes and share information about energy efficiency measures.
Bath Green Homes featured an Open Home trail of 12 homes over the weekend of 17th and 18th March 2012. Over 600 visits were made to the homes that opened their doors, and over 50 volunteers donated their time and expertise to the project. The project will be running again in 2013, and local community groups are encouraged to get involved. Visit the Bath Green Homes website for more details.
Support is also available to community groups in the wider Bath and North East Somerset area that are interested in running an Energy Saving Open Home event for their own locality. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org / 01225 477528.
Join the mailing list to be kept up-to-date with a regular newsletter containing the latest green news, events and funding updates in Bath and North East Somerset.
The Network is an online forum for people in Bath and North East Somerset to share their green ideas, news, events, and photos with each other.
Visit the site to find local green info, or join the Network to be kept updated with the latest developments. As a member you can also post you own content and join the discussion on a range of topics related to environmental sustainability in our community, such as Local Food, Sustainable Transport, Natural Environment, Clean Energy and more.
The Network is really user friendly and compatible with Twitter and Facebook to make sharing information easy.
Community Energy Online is the Government website for community groups who want develop a community energy scheme.
Register on the Carbon Trust website to have access to their technical manuals and advice, especially useful for community buildings.
Guide for Community Buying Groups
Community buying involves consumers combining their buying power to buy goods or services together, getting better deals and saving money. The Community Buying website provides practical information on how to set up and run a community buying group.
- Greener events checklist - indoor
- Greener events checklist - outdoor
- Council information on events waste management
- Council guidance on running a community event
- Event organisers toolkit