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Community events in environmental sustainability offer our partners, residents, local businesses, third sector organisations, housing providers and local landlords an opportunity to contribute to improving and safeguarding Colchester's environment.
Events offer an opportunity to see energy efficiency working in the home; improve on the number of warm homes and energy efficient buildings in Colchester, and to work together to build resilience to the effects of climate change.
Building Resilient Communities
This new sustainability event will be held at the Mercury Theatre on the 11 November 2016. The event will be free to attend with key note speakers from Carbon Trust, Environment Agency and Mersea Harbour Project Trust who will present a national, regional and local look at the changing world around us, and what the risks and opportunities are for us all.
This event will provide afternoon workshops for Education, Housing, Councils, Community and Business Sectors.
Delegates are invited from schools/colleges; businesses; charities; community groups; Town and Parish Councils; other Local Authorities from across Essex; Housing Providers and Landlords.
Workshop places are limited so early registration is recommended.
This event is kindly sponsored by Aran Energy Services Ltd and delivered in partnership with St Mary's School.
There are plenty of ways to take part in Colchester's Green Open Homes annual event as a visitor or green open home hosts. Events are listed every year on the national network for low-carbon open homes.
The Council supports Landlords that want to ensure tenants are living in energy efficient and healthy homes:
Community Energy Conference
In 2015 the Council delivered its first Community Energy Conference in partnership with Essex County Council. There is a great deal of interest locally in generating energy from community based projects; reducing community building energy costs and retrofitting community buildings so they are energy efficient and cheaper to run:
Big Energy Week
Big Energy Week is a national event held in October. Zone Teams across the Borough help to promote cost effective ways to reduce energy use, recycle more to cut down on waste; and generally live a more sustainable lifestyle.