people powerOur Community Learning Programme enables you, and a whole host of other people, to get involved with workshops and courses which we run in partnership with other Brighton & Hove organisations such as The Friends Centre, Oxfam and BHCC Sustainability Team

The current focus of our work is to inspire and encourage people to ask questions about the big issues such as: climate change, water rights, world debt, poverty and fair trade as well as other topics that we all face across the globe.

We engage with people locally, highlighting the connections between their own lives with those of others throughout the world. In so doing we add to our collective learning - there are many ways to live and respond to life's challenges.

Currently, our Community Learning Programme includes:

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Are you ready to take on The Rethink Challenge?

Local residents are being offered the chance to see whether they can change how they live and work in ways that that could them save money and enhance their quality of life – in just 10 weeks.The programme pivots around a small , supportive meeting for six, two hour sessions over three months. The six practical meetings are designed to help participants to halve their carbon footprint in a supportive and friendly way.

The six meetings look at why a low-carbon future is the only way forward, how to save energy in the home, better ways of trtavel and transport, food and water consumption and waste.

Carbon Conversations was nominated as one of the '20 most promising solutions to climate change' in 2009 for the Guardian's Manchester Report.

Most participants reeduce their carbon emissions by one tonne of CO2 immediately and make plans for long-term reductions, often halving their footprints.

The scheme is now run nationally and since 2011 has been run by the Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN).

Have you been thinking of making realistic lifestyle changes but need a little more support? Why not attend one of our Carbon Conversations groups? Would you like to find out more about the programme?

Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01273 766610.




This programme highlighted how people throughout the world, and people in Brighton & Hove, respond to climate change.

We joined the dots and connected the stories from individuals and community groups who have been forced to respond and adapt to extreme weather conditions: changing their lives.

The details of this project can now be found  on the top menu of this site.This is an extremely valuable resource for anyone wanting to learn more about the issues surrounding climate change and the ways in which the project was delivered by the BPEC Team.

Opening times

The office is normally open to the public at the following times:

Tues 12:30 - 3:30

Wed 12:30 - 5:30

Outside of these hours please leave a message on 01273-766610 or email and we will contact you as soon as possible. 

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