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Free Training: Warmer homes, lower energy bills, and a greener London

Free Training: Warmer homes, lower energy bills, and a greener London: Why and how are these issues for voluntary and community sector organisations and the groups that they support?

 CEA are cooperating with LVSC (London Voluntary Services Council) to run an innovative set of one day free training courses on energy and climate change. The day will focus on how energy, sustainability and climate change issues relate to social action across London.  The first one is on June 14th, 2013 at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA.

The course will enable participants to:

  • Feel confident to discuss these issues within their own organisation and related groups
  • Understand how climate and energy issues link to work on poverty, health and social justice
  • Engage staff, trustees and volunteers in action to save energy and money within the organisation
  • Choose the best ways to initiate projects on fuel poverty, energy and  local sustainability
  • Work on these issues with organisations representing excluded and deprived communities.
  • Work effectively with others in their borough active on these issues including local councils
  • Engage with London-wide programmes


The course is led by Chris Church, Director of Community Environment Associates. Chris has worked on community engagement and sustainability in London for over 20 years. He is a former Chair of the London 21 network and is a member of the London Sustainable Development Commission appointed by the Mayor of London.  He is co-author of ‘Hard to reach?’, a review of UK activity on environmental action with diverse communities, and of  ‘A Better Place to Live’ – the Community Development Foundation guide to sustainable development for community organisations. He chairs the UK Low Carbon Communities Network

The course will be valuable for:

  • Programme managers and officers in borough-level voluntary organisations and networks
  • Anyone working with community organisations seeking to develop work on energy, fuel poverty or sustainability
  • Staff seeking to improve the environmental performance of their organisations and link this to their work within their community.

The course runs from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.  The course is free but on-line advance booking is essential as places are limited. Book via Eventbrite:

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