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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: City to Sea Refill Transition Town Hastings

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.

Posted 06:15 Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 In: Energy Wise Tags: 1066 Local Energy Christ church Energise Sussex Coast Kate Meakin Ore Solar Valley Share Scheme Richard Watson

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: Energise Sussex Coast Kate Meakin Richard Watson

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.

Posted 19:20 Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 In: Energy Wise Tags: 1066 Local Energy Big Energy Savings Week Citizens Advice Energise Sussex Coast energy Industrial Strategy the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Business

An introduction to insulation: II

Local architect, insulation specialist and sustainable building expert, Ken Davis offers HOT readers more helpful information on insulation. Essential for maintaining warmth in the home. I have heard this many times from numerous sources, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick – that it is no use having the best heating system if you don’t have good insulation, for maintaining the heat in the house. 

Posted 17:42 Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 In: Energy Wise Tags: insulation Ken Davis

FREE energy-related workshops

Energise Sussex Coast is running three FREE workshops for people living locally. 

Posted 14:48 Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 In: Energy Wise Tags: Christmas Community cafe Draught excluders solar charger solar panel solar power

Transition Town Hastings news

In the coming weeks, there’s a lot going on in the town in connection with Transition Town Hastings (TTH). Take a look and see what catches your eye. Zelly Restorick writes. If you’re interested in finding out more about TTH or in volunteering with them, they’d be very pleased to hear from you. They’re a very friendly bunch 🙂

Posted 10:11 Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 In: Energy Wise Tags: Anna Locke Hastings Greenway Hastings Sustainable Infinity Foods Ore Community Land Trust permaaculture Rob Hopkins Transition Town Hastings Trinity Wholefoods

The importance of insulation

Local architect and insulation specialist, Ken Davis, introduces us to the importance of good insulation when embarking on refurbishment, renovation and building projects – and when considering energy efficiency and saving money on heating bills. This is the first in a series of articles about the necessity for good insulation.

Posted 13:28 Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 In: Energy Wise Tags: eco retrofit insulation Ken Davis
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