Dear member of the Greenprint Forum
A few snippets for your awareness:
Solar Together Suffolk relaunched for 2021
Suffolk's collective purchase scheme Solar Together Suffolk can once again offer you savings on the installation of solar PV for your home as well as optional battery storage, and retrofit battery storage for those who already have solar PV.
Registration is free and no-obligation. The more people who register by the deadline of 27 September 2021, the better the price that can secured and the more clean energy will be generated by Suffolk residents.
For information about likely costs, the amount of energy you can expect to generate, and lots more visit: https://solartogether.co.uk/suffolk/home A freephone helpline is also available to answer questions—call 0800 048 8402.
Resource-saving events in Beccles and Woodbridge resume!
Regular events that help keep resources in circulation in the community, reducing waste and helping those in need access items they require, which were affected by Covid are now able to resume – details as follows:
- Beccles Bring and Take, The Community Hub, Blyburgate, Beccles, NR34 9TB. Every Wednesday and Saturday 10:00-12:00. Beccles Bring & Take
- Transition Woodbridge & St Johns Church Repair Café, at St Johns Church, Woodbridge, IP12 1HS. 1st Monday of every month 10:00-12:00. Repair Cafe – Transition Woodbridge
If you know of any other Give and Take / Swap & Mend / Repair Cafe initiatives in your community, please let me know. Also if your community is considering setting up your own community initiative we have created a basic guide to setting up and running this sort of event which you are welcome to use and share: Give-Take-Day-How-to-Guide.pdf (eastsuffolk.gov.uk)
Climate Emergency Webinar for the local Voluntary, Charity and Social Enterprise sector
This 45 minute webinar from Community Action Suffolk and SCC is intended to provide helpful guidance and resources to support local VCSE organisations to reduce their carbon impact.
Virtual tours of Energy from Waste facility
Intrigued to know what happens to your rubbish? All of Suffolk's general waste that residents place in their non-recyclable rubbish bins goes to the Energy from Waste facility in Great Blakenham. Find out how they use rubbish to generate electricity to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes by joining one of two webinars on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th September.
The webinar will include a presentation of the facility, a virtual tour and the chance to ask questions of the team.
To sign up and find out more visit: Suffolk EfW virtual tours
And finally (for now) ... it’s Cycle September!
Cycle September is both an ideal opportunity for those who haven’t ridden for years to rediscover the benefits of cycling, and also for those who ride already to encourage friends, family and others to give it a try too and hopefully get into the cycling habit. In this fun, friendly competition, individuals, communities and businesses can compete to see which can get the most friends, family and colleagues to ride a bike during September – and there are prizes on offer too!
Please let me know if you would like to provide an article for our autumn newsletter to highlight any initiatives that you, your community or organisation are working on – deadline for copy by 23 September. And please do email me if at any time you are planning an event that you would like me to tell others in the network about via one of these slightly more frequent emails between the main quarterly newsletters.
Daniel Wareing | Environmental Sustainability Officer
East Suffolk Council