For our June Transition Lab, we’ve brought together five talented speakers from a diverse range of sectors – energy, web design and art world – to share their experiences of communicating about climate change and the tools that are available for community energy groups to tackle fuel poverty.
When? Thurs 30 June, 6.30 to 8.30pm
Where? Hamilton House, Bristol
With delicious snacks too!
Who’s it for? Anyone interested in community energy, community energy groups, those looking for volunteering opportunities, people who communicate about the effects of climate change, and anyone who wants get more involved and make a difference right here in Bristol. Book your free place now. Speakers:
- Tom Stedall from Spiral Edge will present Energy Map,a tool created for The Converging World that calculates the energy consumption of any given region of the UK;
- Tim Barker, also from Spiral Edge, will present Community Energy Manager, a tool created for Bioregional which supports installation of community energy generation;
- Isobel Tarr, Curator of Invisible Dust’s 2014 public art work HighWaterline, will talk about her experience using art to engage on climate change, and the process of social sculpture she now uses to facilitate public dialogue and art works;
- Jo Firth & David Tudgey of Easton Energy Group will present CHEESE (Cold Homes Energy Efficiency Survey Experts), a thermal imaging tool developed by a team of enthusiastic volunteers in collaboration with Bristol Energy Network.
We’ll start promptly at 6.45pm with 10 minute presentations, followed by a 5 min Q&A with each speaker. If anyone would like to deliver a one minute pitch, please let us know in advance, or at the start of the meeting.
Light snacks will be served promptly at 8pm. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you sign up.
Date for your diary – the Big Biomass Debate
28 July 6.30-8.30pm.
Our panel will include Ben Williams UWE Air Quality Management Resource Centre, Paul Barker from BCC, Angela Davies from Biomass Energy Co-op (Manchester), and Emilia Melville, local community energy pioneer.