The Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership
The Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership, (SPEP) is a network of parish councils, groups and individuals running community projects to encourage greener living. We set up SPEP in 2009 and continue to run occasional workshops and provide support for a variety of projects. All residents of South Cambridgeshire are welcome to come along to workshops and access project support. To join the mailing list email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use our online form.
Current projects are:
Open Eco Homes - these are a brilliant way of helping people make eco-friendly improvements to their homes. At an Open Eco Homes event, people living in homes with these improvements show them to visitors and share their exeriences, both good and bad. For information from the workshop on running an Open Eco Homes village event, held at the Council offices at 7 pm on Tuesday 9th May, contact email@example.com.
Thermal imaging - borrow a thermal imaging camera to do surveys and find out where houses are leaking heat; training provided.
Electricity monitors - borrow a supply of these to lend out to households
Energy saving light bulb library - borrow this to encourage householders to upgrade their lighting
Home energy improvements discount schemes - organise one of these; learn from the experience of previous schemes, such as eCoton Solar Savers
Village events - help to plan, organise, promote and run events to encourage various aspects of sustainable living
Repair Cafes - these are events where people bring things which need fixing and volunteers fix them. We can help you set one up in your village. Find out more including details of Repair Cafes coming up soon at repaircafe.org.uk.