Solar hot water community discounts

25% and 40% reductions on solar hot water systems through the Let’s Go Solar scheme which people across the city can sign up to. You need to be quick though, the deadline for expressions of interest is this week…

Draught Busting Giveaway 17th November

Save yourself money and stay warm this winter.

Come over to East Street for Free draft proofing strips, letter box covers, brush strips, chimney balloons, fridge and freezer thermometers and energy saving charging plugs. Please find us… Continue reading →

Film Night 15th November

Time for another film – again at the Tobacco Factory, in the Green Room at 7.30pm.

We are showing The Power of Community: How Cuba survived Peak Oil.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call “The Special Period.” The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope. More…

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Upcoming Events – BEG Calendar

Nikki Jones climate change and energy series
1930-2130 at Tobacco Factory (The Snug)

9th October - What is climate change?
16th October - Global energy trends
23rd October - UK energy, emissions and targets
30th October - Is nuclear the answer?
13th November - Film showing: Food, Inc.
20th November - Land use and climate change
27th November - The way forward