A series of helpful sessions with experts on specific topics that can help you to start and run a successful community initiative. Catch up on previous episodes via our YouTube channel, register for the next session below.
March 30, 2021 - 1pm
Funding is a key element required to launch a successful community initiative. Join us for this bitesize interactive session to learn top tips on securing the financial support you need, from Richard Tynen, Director, The Funding Centre, who has 30 years of experience as a fundraiser for social causes, culture and environmental causes across the UK.
Unlocking Local Action: Catch Up Now
Community is the lens so often left out of the environmental discussion, but it’s vital in implementing lasting solutions. Earlier this year we ran a mini-series of half-hour talks, hearing from guest speakers across the UK about different ways to engage the broader community.
Feb 1, 2021
Energising Your Community
Wales. Grant Peisley, Director at Community Energy Wales and DEG explains how community energy programs unite people and have far-reaching benefits, beyond low-carbon electricity.
Feb 2, 2021
Creating A Coalition
Manchester. Using the example of an exciting new collaboration in the city, Stine discusses the impact of working together in coalition to engage the wider community on climate change and the environment.
Feb 3, 2021
Reducing Your Footprint
St Neots. This Cambridgeshire town is the focus of a ‘Neot Zero’ campaign to galvanise a collective response locally to climate change, Laura outlines the potential of using carbon footprinting software to measure shared goals and unite action.
Feb 4, 2021
Boosting The Local Economy
Orkney. By involving the local community and creating jobs, Gareth shares how ReFLEX's inclusive approach is helping create an island-wide, low-carbon system spanning heat, transport and electricity networks.
Our older events from 2020 are still available to watch online: please scroll down to view events from our Build Back Better series and the Cambridge Zero festival.
Nov 8, 2020
Carbon Copy and Community Pioneers
Our panel of local leaders talk community energy, food security, circular economy and the power of place-based action. Part of the Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival 2020.
Jul 22, 2020
How Communities can Enable the Circular Economy
Our panel outlines realistic actionable steps that communities and organisations can take to support local circular economies.
Jul 15, 2020
Shining a Light: The Power of Communities
Listen to our panel discuss how community energy can be a powerful medium for delivering large-scale social change.
Jul 1, 2020
From A to B: Carbon Free
With an emphasis on active travel and public transport, our panel discusses the challenges and opportunities we face in reducing transport sector emissions.
Jun 24, 2020
Green Recovery: Transform Our Communities With Nature
Listen to our panel share their stories and experiences about transforming their communities by helping people reconnect to a greener environment and by adopting nature-based solutions.
Jun 17, 2020
Build Back Better: Accelerating Collaborative Local Climate Action
Our panel discusses how collaboration, participation and knowledge sharing can enable communities to build a better, greener, healthier and more sustainable society.