Having recently trained as a Domestic Energy Assessor and Green Deal advisor, I’ve come to appreciate the importance and vast opportunities available of saving energy in the home, and as a design professional it’s important that energy use is part of my offering when I’m giving more general design advice to home owners. (You can read more about my training adventures here!)
It can make such a difference to your home’s comfort levels- so it’s not just about the environment, it’s about personal benefits too. As I found out, there are so many ways to save energy and add to your wellbeing. That’s why I’m on board with Climate Week, because knowing about what utilities you do what you use (such as gas, water, and electricity) and what you can do to reduce it, is the first step to making improvements.
Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. Culminating in a week of activities on 3-9 March 2014, it showcases practical solutions from every sector of society that help people live and work more sustainably.
Each year, half a million people attend over 3,000 events in Britain’s biggest environmental occasion. Events are run by schools, businesses, charities, councils and many others. Participation is completely free.
There’s lots of material on their website about how to run an event. You could run a climate week swap for instance, and give your old possessions a new lease of life by exchanging them. Or perhaps repair those things that have been lying around that you’d like to see brought back to life: have a look at my blogpost on repair groups, skill swaps and DIY.
Whatever you do, Climate Week can help you to save a little money, reduce your carbon, and live a better life now and into the future.
You can run any kind of activity and this week we can expect workshops, competitions, exhibitions, launches, bike rides, film screenings, open days and debates.
Remember to register your event at www.climateweek.com – it takes just two minutes.
Another activity you can take part in is the Climate Week Challenge competition. Over 200,000 people in schools and workplaces take part each year. Last year children of all ages tried their hand out at designing the ultimate eco-home, and had some pretty inspiring ideas!
For more information go to www.climateweek.com
What will you be doing for Climate Week? Tweet me @oliver_heath and let’s spread the word!