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Kickstarting community-led activity

Reading time: 5 mins The groups have settled on three priority community-led projects aiming to initiate a local low-carbon transition. Energy advice in Westwood The Westwood group has set its sites on setting up a weekly one-to-one energy advice drop-in based at the Millennium Centre. Three pressing issues for the local community influenced the decision … Read more

Crunch time: The closing workshops

With the pilot projects selected, conversations turned to how best to share the lessons learned with the wider community. The Westwood and Sholver groups have between 10 – 14 members with new knowledge of energy issues and how change could happen. How could they build on this base to skill up, involve more local people and increase their influence?

Info Guide: In the smart home… Heat Pumps

With talk of junking new gas boilers by 2025 and incentives thanks to the new Green Homes Grants, Heat Pumps are very much the low carbon alternative people of the moment! At Carbon Co-op, we’ve seen inquiries go through the roof in the last few months but it’s worth getting to grips with the technology before diving in. 

Say Yes to A Sustainable Wedding

Not only are today’s weddings heavy on your wallet, but they also end up being costly for our environment, and we know planning a wedding is hectic, stressful, and might awaken the bridezilla in you, so we’ve pulled together seven tips to help you plan your perfect wedding, that won’t cost the earth.

Give the gift of a sustainable Christmas this year

Thinking about how we can play our part through shopping locally and sustainably, getting creative with our gifts and wrapping, the small changes we make can have a considerable impact. At a time of year where stress levels are already on the rise, we’ve pulled together a few tips to help you think about how you can make this Christmas the most sustainable ever!  

Workshop 6: The Westwood way of doing things

Workshop 6: Imagining Westwood Reading time: 7 mins As we move deeper into the imagine phase of the workshops, we learn from others, refine our ideas, and identify specific projects for the community. Building on our previous workshop in Westwood and delving deeper into the ‘imagine’ phase, the group divided into two to focus on … Read more

A community wealth building energy transition

News #1 By Eleanor Radcliffe & Laura Williams Reading time: 5 mins On the eve of COP26, and with the challenges we face in tackling the climate crisis becoming ever more apparent,  Carbon Co-op and CLES released a major new toolkit for councils, a community wealth building energy transition.   The toolkit shows that councils have a vital role to play in addressing the climate … Read more