EcoAction Games workshops
Fun playing a range of sustainability-themed games!
In November 2019, CREW Energy volunteers and Devas Club staff engaged the youth club’s younger members (8-12 years old) through a range of EcoAction Games on themes of sustainability and energy saving. This was a trial use of the games as an effective means of educating young people around key environmental themes and energy-saving projects, funded by the London Community Energy Fund awarded to CREW Energy and Devas in late 2018 by the Greater London Authority.
Since, we have honed our EcoAction games skills at the Wandsworth Youth Climate Action Commission and will be continuing along this thread at SPINE Festival 2020.
Energy cafés Open to all
Have you seen information about our energy cafés but aren't sure they’re for you? We get it. Offering free advice could seem suspicious to some, let alone free cake. But, firstly, you should know that our energy advice sessions are entirely volunteer-led and grant-funded; our lovely trained energy advisors are just people helping people and being kind to the planet along the way.
We also know talk of fuel poverty can throw some people. And while this affects 11% of the UK population, it’s important to know that our energy cafés are suitable for everyone and anyone. More specifically, anyone who pays energy bills, and/or who would like to reduce their carbon footprint. Fuel poverty is just one (albeit important) aspect of the scheme.
How does it work?
Come along to one of our drop-in sessions at your local library or community centre. No appointment necessary – all you need is your latest energy bill. Our trained energy advisors can then sit down with you to provide personalised, impartial advice and support on switching energy tariffs, energy-saving measures and small behaviour changes – all over tea and cake. The service is free and could save you hundreds of pounds.
ENERGY CAFE CHRONICLES
Last month we announced our UKPN Power Partners funding for 22 energy cafes across Lambeth, Merton and Wandsworth throughout winter 2019/2020. This funding covers training of our new energy advisors, followed by two successful energy cafes held at Morden Library throughout November.
Reflections on a CREW energy cafe
Last month, we gave a behind-the-scenes intro to our energy cafes. But what does it mean to our volunteers? Here’s a first-hand account from CREW Energy Adviser, Maureen
Introduction to a CREW energy cafe
Our energy cafes aim to help people get more value for their energy spend. They are run by volunteers trained in giving energy advice and the concept was part of CREW’s very raison d’être.
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