St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

02 Feb

Training for Energy Champions

Sun 2 Feb 2020 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

YCE members with Andy Walker

Would you like to learn how to help others to make their homes more comfortable, cheaper to run and reduce their carbon footprint?

Around a third of the UK’s carbon emissions come from housing, most of which is in urgent need of radical improvement to tackle climate change and increase our resilience to its impacts. York Community Energy (YCE) is looking to recruit Energy Champions who can help York achieve this on a community level.

This training will focus on draught-proofing techniques. You will gain skills, knowledge and sessional plans so that you can train others, with the support of YCE. You will also learn how to draught-proof your own home – this is taught as part of the afternoon public session. Other training sessions will follow and we will discuss how to best make use of your newly gained skills (before an optional trip to the pub at the end of the day).

This is a joint event organised by York Community Energy and St Nicks. The trainer will be Aneaka Kellay from Carbon Co-op who has over ten years of experience working in environmental organisations and co-operatives, and has a masters in Environmental Politics. Carbon Co-op is an energy services and advocacy co-op that has established itself at the cutting edge of community response to the climate crisis, not least with its award-winning programme of householder-led retrofit. Aneaka is currently working to maintain and grow Carbon Co-op’s community of peer learning and support.

Entry: £5-£25 pay what you can donation for the afternoon session. Vegan/vegetarian light lunch will be provided. Please be as generous as you can be to help us cover the costs whilst making the training affordable for everyone. Book ahead via Eventbrite or on 01904 411821, and see this page for a more precise map and directions.

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