Subscribe to podcast This episode is about the grind, the toil, the sweat, the slog, the graft, the duty – and things like skills and craft, commitment and creativity. Yes, it’s about work! The green kind. It’s about working in the energy transition. What exactly is a green job? How do I get myself one … Read more
Subscribe to podcast This episode is about being warm. At home. Where we spend a lot of our time. Yes, it’s about the good old insulation trick, i.e. putting a jumper on your home, rather than on yourself. This episode is about retrofit, its benefits for householders and the difficulties (and nifty ideas) that arise … Read more
Subscribe to podcast Feeling the sting of high energy bills? Wish we were less dependent on profit hungry energy companies? This episode is about powering our local futures by harnessing the power of the sun together. Join us to meet people in Oldham and beyond, talking about how solar can be a way of powering … Read more
Subscribe to podcast So climate change is something that we obviously all know about, but it also is such a big and wicked problem, it can be hard to grasp and quite difficult to talk about. Join us for episode 2 as we try to understand climate change with our ears, guts and hearts. Featuring … Read more
Subscribe to podcast Join us for episode 1, as we meander the paths of Oldham, past, present and future. Find out what makes Oldham folk walk and wheel and how we could make it even easier for people to leave their cars behind. This episode features a walking hairdresser, Oldham’s transport history in under 10 … Read more
The way that climate change is spoken about in the media and by experts can seem a bit dry, abstract and doesn’t feel like it relates to you and me or where we live. What can we actually do? Well, as it turns out – quite a bit! Power in the City features authentic voices, … Read more
Squash is a women-led, bold and ambitious community organisation established by Clare Owens and Becky Vipond. It has been rooted and home-grown on Windsor Street in Toxteth, Liverpool since 2010. Embracing art, food, and environmental focus, they are committed to affecting their neighbourhood’s creative, participatory, positive social change.
Quite a few people reflected that they had not thought about climate change before coming to the workshops, but now when they hear about it on the news they pay more attention and feel more knowledgeable. There was also a new sense for some that small groups doing things at a local level is a worthwhile part of the bigger picture.