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HOT’s Zelly Restorick watched the inspirational documentary, Demain recently at The Electric Palace – about sustainable living and what we can do to survive and thrive in the face of climate change and other environmental threats. For her, the delightful highlight of the film was Rob Hopkins, Founder of the Transition Town movement saying that things don’t need to be all gloom and doom. Things could be FABULOUS! 

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Cut your energy costs and get free veg box!

Would you be interested in participating in a research experiment designed to help you cut the amount of energy you use in your home? The team at local not-for-profit organisation, Energise Sussex Coast is looking for local residents who’d be willing to take part in the ENERGISE Living Lab research project, along with thousands of other citizens nationwide. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks Kate Meakin of Energise Sussex Coast about the research project and what you would receive in return for your participation.   

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News from the 1066 Local Energy Campaign

The 1066 Local Energy campaign, an initiative from not-for-profit Energise Sussex Coast (ESC), aims to ‘increase community owned renewable energy, keeping money within our local area, decarbonising our energy and creating a fairer deal for us all’. Kate Meakin of 1066 Local Energy and ESC is keen to spread the news and gather support for the various initiatives they are developing.

Linda Smith's home with solar panels

Local eco show homes sought

Have you made changes to your home to make it more energy efficient? Changes like an eco-refurb? Better insulation? Solar panels? Wind turbine? New heating system or boiler? Damp-proofing? Compost toilet in the garden? Simple DIY measures such as draught-exclusion? Energise Sussex Coast (ESC) is looking for local homes to be included in their Eco Show Homes tour taking place in September and they’d love to hear from you if you’d like to take part. Zelly Restorick writes.

Plastic bottles found on the beach

Refill: re-use plastic bottles

Make single use plastic water bottles a thing of the past with Refill. Refill is a national, practical tap water campaign that aims to make refilling your bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible by introducing refill points on every street. Transition Town Hastings is supporting this initiative.

Posted 16:16 Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 In: Energy Wise Tags: , , , ,
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A step closer to vision of solar-energised town

Great news for Energise Sussex Coast (ESC) – the local independent not-for-profit organization that helps people to reduce their energy bills, be more energy efficient, reduce fuel poverty and increase the use of clean renewables – who have won £2,500 from Brighton Energy Co-op (BEC). Zelly Restorick writes.

Local residents on a solar panel workshop

Local energy workshops

Energise Sussex Coast holds monthly training events covering all things energy – from energy in the home, switching suppliers, dealing with damp and mould and renewable energy. 

Posted 15:23 Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 In: Energy Wise Tags: , ,
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Energy Awareness Week 2018

Big Energy Saving Week, this year running from 22 to 28 January is a national campaign to help people to cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to. Locally, take advantage of the FREE help, support and information offered by Energise Sussex Coast and Citizens Advice 1066: reduce your energy bills, get energy advice, learn about energy saving and efficiency, switch suppliers, see if there are any grants or schemes on offer, ask them questions and let them know about your energy issues.

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