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Is a sustainable future worth a conversation?

 Alice Doyle09.2015 The C-side Challenge

Want support to reduce your environmental impact?
Want to take practical steps against climate change?
Want to make more informed travel and purchasing decisions?

Then you are invited to take part in a free course starting the end of September – running on evening or weekends.

What is it?
Brighton Peace and Environment Centre are running a series of workshops to help local communities be the change they wish to see, with the award-winning intervention called ‘Carbon Conversations’.

Join a small group of 6-8 people to explore responses to climate change and sustainability from a different approach.

Our two courses are being run at The Bevy or The Hop and Vine.

What are Carbon Conversations?
The meet ups will create a non-judgemental atmosphere where individuals are encouraged to make serious lifestyle changes. The groups offer:
·    A friendly, safe and supportive space to discuss your thoughts and emotions about the impact of climate change.
·    Practical support to develop your own plans as to how you want to go about making changes to your lifestyle, in a way that fits with your values and that you feel comfortable with.
·    A friendly group atmosphere, where participants support each other to make changes and feel enabled.
·    Support from local trained facilitators to help you develop leadership and practical skills to inspire others do the same.

What is the aim?
Through guided discussion, participants will improve confidence in their abilities to develop a sustainable lifestyle that align with their personal values.

Why participate?
Participants of the Carbon Conversations will learn about climate change basics, ideas for a low-carbon future and chat on four key areas of your footprint – home energy, travel, food and consumption. Each person will also receive a handbook, entitled, ‘In Time for Tomorrow‘ which has received rave reviews from some impressive climate champions:

 “This lovely handbook covers it all…reckons honestly with the psychological impacts of a crisis that is far too easy for many of us to deny in our everyday lives…”
Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine.

“…truly remarkable…provides a framework for people to share the real reasons why they act the way they do…explores the landscape of hope…”          
George Marshall, author of Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change

So why not be part of this innovative city-wide behaviour change initiative, funded by Brighton and Hove City Council and delivered by Brighton Peace and Environment Centre and Brighton and Hove 10:10.

There is a choice of weekend OR evening events and you would need to attend all sessions where possible. Please email your name, address and contact details to //www.brightonandhove1010.org/is-a-sustainable-future-worth-a-conversation/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07979 321 998 to find out more, or register your interest.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Past participant quotes: ‘Practical’…’Inspiring’…’Empowering’…’Enabling’…’ You can take things at your own pace’

Course dates
Evening events being held at The Hop and Vine, Fiveways
Tuesday 29th, September, 7.00-9.00
Wednesday 14th, October, 7.00-9.00
Tuesday 27th, October, 7.00-9.00
Tuesday 10th November, 7.00-9.00
Tuesday 24th November, 7.00-9.00
Tuesday 8th December, 7.00-9.00

Weekend events being held at The Bevy, Bevendean

Saturday, 3rd October, 11.00-3.30
Saturday, 24th October, 11.00-3.30
Saturday, 7th November, 11.00-3.30

Carbon Conversations: one of the Guardian’s ‘Top 20 solutions to climate change’

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We’re shining spotlight on climate action success stories

tomchute10.2012 business, Events, The B&H10:10 Story

Next week we’ll be joining a campaign designed to give businesses, organisations and individuals the opportunity to promote how they are taking steps to curb greenhouse gas emissions. We’ll be taking part in a worldwide push to collate stories for a new report, entitled “It’s happening”, designed to provide a “properly-presented showcase for the (massively under-reported) progress that is being made to cut emissions”. We’ve got some brilliant local contributions already, but want loads more. If you’ve made progress cutting emissions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., we’d love to hear from you.Read More

Urgent! Help Paul win energy efficiency prize

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Paul and Hanover 10:10 are very close to winning an amazing £10,000 to install energy efficiency measures and promote renewables in Brighton. VOTE HERE

Paul is a key member of the community “1010 Action Group”, a sustainable initiative based in Brighton. The group is currently spearheading a volunteer project to transform the local Community Centre. Besides making the building more energy efficient, the project should help to demystify renewable energy and energy efficiency products. Paul hopes it will spur people to make similar changes to their own homes.

Vote for Paul here on the Team GB website.

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Tags: 10:10, brighton, energy, hanover, hove, Paul Norman, Team GB

Roll out the red carpet!

Brighton & Hove 10:10 held it’s very own film premier in the first week of June.

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Green Deal Pioneer Places - Home energy saving stories from 1010 Brighton & Hove on Vimeo.

[Now ended] Your chance to win free home energy improvements with #PioneerPlaces

tomchute02.2013Pioneer Stories, Press Release1 Comment

The deadline to take part in the council’s Green Deal Pioneer Places has now expired.

If you filled in an application form before 11 February, you will be contacted shortly as to whether or not you have been selected for your free Green Deal assessment.

Once the assessment has been carried out, you will be sent a report showing how you can improve the energy efficiency of your home. Ten households from the 100 selected for the assessments will “win” up to £10,000-worth of home-energy improvements, and will be notified soon.

Thank you for your interest.
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Tags: brighton, Energy Efficiency, Green Deal, hove, Refurb, Retrofit

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