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Carbon Co-op events for people in Chorlton, Moss Side and Hulme

Carbon Co-op advice session

Energy Advice day at Brookburn School, Chorlton

11am-5pm, Sunday 18th March 2012
Brookburn Primary School Chorlton-cum-Hardy M21 8EH

Carbon Co-op are teaming up with Ecospheric and Action for Sustainable Living to deliver an energy advice day at Brookburn School, Chorlton on Sunday 18th March 2012.

We'll have:
- A household carbon literacy programme of activity
- 15 minute consultations with 'Carbon Councilor' (North West retrofit expert Charlie Baker, owner of the South Manchester Superhome)
- Small scale workshops to introduce householders to the basic concepts of retrofit and energy saving
- Toys and tools to explore and engage with energy saving
- Stalls from AFSL and Ecospheric All are welcome, please sign up here.

Hulme & Moss Side 2050 events - building a future for our communities

Carbon Co-op advice session

Yard Theatre
6.30-8.30pm, Thursday 15th March 2012
Work for Change, 41 Old Birley Street, Hulme M15 5RF

Claremont Pub
7.00-8.30pm, Thursday 22nd March 2012
124 Claremont Road, Moss Side M14 4RR

Can our homes be made energy efficient, if so how would that work? We need to cut the average amount of energy our homes use by 80% to deal with climate change and rising fuel bills. Carbon Coop have been having a look at the options and want to know what you think would work, what wouldn't and why.

We are running two events with residents in Hulme and Moss Side. Free, informal, food provided.

The Carbon Co-op and residents in Hulme from Homes for Change (the Yellowbricks) and Bentley House (the Redbricks) and in Moss Side from the The Avenues Residents Association have been working with energy experts URBED on detailed assessments of the properties for both retrofit options (insulation etc.) and community renewable heating systems.

This is not a consultation about any planned developments, so don't get your hopes up, we are just trying to build up models of how communities might take control of energy usage and want to find out what people think about both what is possible and desirable. Advice will be on hand though for anyone interested in taking the ideas forward.

Have your say, get involved, eat free grub!
Places are limited, RSVP: info@carbon.coop or call 0161 408 6492


Energy surveys completed

Carbon Co-op advice session

Many thanks to everyone who participated in our household retrofit energy suveys. Carbon Co-op has delivered 19 of the 20 surveys, enabling residents to get detailed technical information about their home's energy performance with the aim of reducing bills and emissions by up to 80%.

Sorry to all those who applied but missed out, we were over 100% oversubscribed. We plan to offer the surveys to members in the future at a discounted rate - watch this space!

Many thanks, from all at Carbon Co-op

About Carbon Co-op
Carbon Co-op Manual

The Carbon Co-op aims to make it simple, cheap and easy for households, streets and neighbourhoods to club together to buy low-carbon and energy-saving equipment. Discounted products including energy monitors, A rated domestic appliances, whole house insulation products, boilers, burners and solar panels.

Owned by its members any profits generated are re-invested back into the co-operative. The more people that join, the cheaper products become. We aim to help our members reduce carbon emissions and lower energy bills, making the process simple and affordable.

Find out more here.

Contact
T: 0161 408 6492
E: info@carbon.coop
W: http://carbon.coop