What should Oldham’s energy future look like?

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In 2021 and 2022, residents of two Oldham neighbourhoods, Sholver and Westwood, worked with Carbon Coop to explore how transforming power, heat and transport can benefit local people.  

Together the group discovered, shaped, and tested plans & projects designed to transform their neighbourhood and energy system.

Through this there were opportunities to discover how warmer homes, lower bills, greener ways of travelling, better health and new jobs could be brought to life. A citizen-led answer to building back better. 

This site contains the plans and results of our community programme. The project was funded by ICLEI as part of the Action Fund.

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Think we picked the right day this week for a walking meeting 🙂🌤🌄 #DestinationSholver #OldhamEnergyFutures

Last week we welcomed @ICLEI to #Oldham. They met #OldhamEnergyFutures participants & heard more about pilots in Sholver & Westwood. Partners from @OldhamCouncil & @FirstForFCHO shared their reflections on the project and strategies for reducing carbon across the town and 🏚️


In the first episode of our #OldhamEnergyFutures Energy stories, we meet Ibrahim from #Westwood, who shares his cycling experiences in the town and beyond alongside his hopes for GM wide cycle networks in the future.


Have you caught up with the Oldham Energy Future Blogs? We've got reflections on workshops 6 & 7 in #Westwood and #Sholver, as well as our Sustainable Christmas guide.👉 https://buff.ly/3cuBimV

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