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Resources and support available to communities who want to go green.

Local Energy Champions Scheme

The Local Energy Champions Scheme offers support, training and equipment-loan to community groups in Bath and North East Somerset working on energy saving, renewable energy or carbon reduction projects. Contact the Bath & North East Somerset Council Sustainability Team.  


Bath Green Homes

Energy saving open homes events are a great way to showcase local green homes and share information about energy efficiency measures.

Bath Green Homes featured an Open Home trail of 12 homes over the weekend of 17th and 18th March 2012.  Over 600 visits were made to the homes that opened their doors, and over 50 volunteers donated their time and expertise to the project. The project will be running again in 2013, and local community groups are encouraged to get involved. Visit the Bath Green Homes website for more details.

Support is also available to community groups in the wider Bath and North East Somerset area that are interested in running an Energy Saving Open Home event for their own locality. For more information / 01225 477528.

Local Green Newsletter

Join the mailing list to be kept up-to-date with a regular newsletter containing the latest green news, events and funding updates in Bath and North East Somerset.

Environmental Sustainability Network

The Network is an online forum for people in Bath and North East Somerset to share their green ideas, news, events, and photos with each other.

Visit the site to find local green info, or join the Network to be kept updated with the latest developments. As a member you can also post you own content and join the discussion on a range of topics related to environmental sustainability in our community, such as Local Food, Sustainable Transport, Natural Environment, Clean Energy and more. 

The Network is really user friendly and compatible with Twitter and Facebook to make sharing information easy.

Community Energy Online

Community Energy Online is the Government website for community groups who want develop a community energy scheme.


PlanLoCal is a suite of resources including films, a resource pack and a website which aims to support communities and groups that are planning for low carbon living.

Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE)

CSE community support can provide basic advice for community groups on renewable technology, energy efficiency and funding. They offer free telephone and email advice, technical and on-site support, training and workshop delivery.

Carbon Trust

Register on the Carbon Trust website to have access to their technical manuals and advice, especially useful for community buildings.

Guide for Community Buying Groups

Community buying involves consumers combining their buying power to buy goods or services together, getting better deals and saving money.  The Community Buying website provides practical information on how to set up and run a community buying group.

Running events

Guidance to reduce the environmental impact of your community event, addressing issues such as choosing a venue, energy use, waste and catering.





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