St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

11 Jun

Future-Proof Your Home

Sat 11 Jun 2016 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST

Flood in York

Time to take action on climate change is ticking away fast. During last December’s floods we saw some of its impacts literally on – and over! – many doorsteps in York. This workshop will show you how to reduce the energy needs of your home and improve its resilience with emergency planning. It will also look at other ways in which you can help weaken climate change through your everyday activities.

The schedule of the day is split into three sessions, which can be booked on individually:

10am-11.30am emergency planning workshop
Led by Jim Geogheghan-Breen from Emergency Planning Unit of City of York Council. Learn how to prepare for weather-related and other emergencies, how the council plans for these and how communities can improve their resilience through emergency planning.

11.45am-1.15pm one planet living workshop
Led by Ivana Jakubkova from St Nicks. Interactive workshop on the principles of happy One Planet Living and reducing personal environmental impact.

1.15pm-2pm lunch – please bring your own

2pm-3.30pm energy auditing workshop
Led by Energy Girl – she’s switched on, an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) with over 14 years of local government experience in energy efficiency and advice. The session will cover how to assess the energy requirements of your home and how to go about reducing them.

Community Investment Fund logoThe workshop is part of the York Festival of Ideas and a follow-up to York Open Eco Homes, open to all. The event is backed by social housing procurement consortium Efficiency North’s EN:Able Community Investment Fund which offers funding to Yorkshire and Humber based projects in support of efficiency, community investment, workforce development and environmental sustainability across the region.

Festival of Ideas logoFree entry, light refreshments available by donation.

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Bookings are closed for this event.