Transition Network News April 2017

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Open House Energy Meeting: How can we reduce our carbon footprint in Wilmslow and save money?

Transition Wilmslow are hosting an open meeting to discuss how we can use energy in our homes more efficiently and the exciting possibility of a green energy generation hub in Wilmslow and Macclesfield.

Andrew Backhouse of Transition Wilmslow will talk about what we have learnt from doing energy surveys in Wilmslow and how we can reduce energy use in our homes

Mike Rance from Go-Lo Macclesfield will talk about the exciting potential of green energy generation and battery storage based on experience gained in an ongoing project to evaluate battery storage in social housing in Macclesfield and Knutsford. The potential for larger scale green energy storage hubs will also be discussed

The speakers will then be joined by Frances Hill (Centre for Alternative Technology) and Geoff Levermore (University of Manchester) on a discussion panel, chaired by Anthony Jones (Manchester University)

The meeting will take place on Thursday 9th March 2017 at the Friends Meeting House, Bourne St., Wilmslow, 7.30-9.00 pm.  Entrance is free with donation for refreshments.  All are welcome.

Mike Rance of Go-Lo-Macclesfield said ‘The potential is there to establish community energy hubs by installing solar arrays on the roofs of local amenities with associated battery storage to provide lower cost energy for the benefit of the local community’

Andrew Backhouse said ‘We can do so much by making lots of small savings in energy use in our own homes and its fun thinking about these things’

For more information contact transitionwilmslow@gmail.com

Do The Math

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Join Fossil Fuel Greater Manchester for a free film screening of the acclaimed environmental documentary Do The Math.

The film, produced by climate campaigners 350.org, highlights the impact the growing fossil fuel divestment movement is having in tackling climate change.

Do The Math chronicles “America’s leading environmentalist” Bill McKibben in a David-vs-Goliath battle to fight the fossil fuel industry and change the terrifying math of the climate crisis. Bill McKibben is going after Big Oil, Big Coal, and Big Gas directly – energizing a movement like the ones that overturned the great immoral institutions of the past century – such as Apartheid in South Africa.

Putting his body on the line to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline and leading universities and institutions to divest in the corporations destroying our livelihoods, McKibben is uniting the growing global majority that view the climate crisis as the most important moral issue of the day. You can view the trailer here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zfinOCgRQ0.

The film lasts 42 minutes and will be followed by a short discussion and Q&A with local fossil fuel divestment campaigners from Fossil Free Greater Manchester.

FREE. Tickets available from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fossil-free-greater-manchester-film-screening-tickets-31424108354

DATE AND TIME

Tuesday 7 February 2017, 19:00 – 21:00

LOCATION

Black Dog Ballroom, Basement Affleck’s Palace, Church Street , Manchester , M4 1PW

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Save Energy – Save Money

With temperatures dropping it is time for many to think about reducing
Winter fuel bills. Transition Wilmslow is offering a free survey to any
householder in the local area to assess the heat loss from their home. With
the use of a thermal camera hot and cold spots can be identified and advice
will be given on how energy can be saved. Often quite simple, low-cost
remedies can be applied. This is a way to reduce your fuel bills, keep your
home warmer and to do your bit for the environment. Over the past few
winters over a hundred local dwellings have been checked with real success.

If you would like to have your house assessed by a team from the Transition
Wilmslow Energy Group then please contact Ali Berry on 07887 425387, email:
transitionwilmslow@gmail.com to make an appointment. We are confident that
you will find it worthwhile.