Ealing Schools Community Energy Share Offer Now Open

Ealing Transition is working again with the Schools’ Energy Co-operative and Ealing Council to install solar panels on local schools, giving them reduced electricity bills and helping to reduce carbon emissions.

Thanks to a £15,000 Grant from the Mayor’s London Community Energy Fund, we have been able to progress a further six schools for installation this summer. More are planned for late 2018 and early 2019.

Schools Energy Co-op has opened a share offer to raise £500,000 by 18th September. The share offer is open to everyone and will pay back an estimated annual return of 4.5%

If you would like to invest in this initiative, you can download a copy of the Share Offer Document at www.schools-energy-coop.co.uk. The minimum investment is £100. If you have any questions, please contact steering@ealingtransition.org.uk

This project forms part of our ongoing effort to work towards a fossil fuel-free, decentralised energy future. It is also an opportunity for local people to invest in their community and to play a part in a greener, more sustainable world.

The full press release can be read below

PRESS RELEASE Share Offer Open Schools Energy

Please note

Ealing Transition are marketing and managing this project locally but are not legally involved. You will be dealing directly with the Schools Energy Co-op, an established social enterprise which has successfully installed community-funded solar panels on 36 schools throughout the UK.

We are obliged to say that this is a long term investment in shares to deliver an environmental and social impact as well as a financial return. As with any investment product, your capital is at risk and may not be readily realisable.

Sunday 15th July, 7.30pm: Creating a Sustainable Ealing

How should we design our cities for the 21st century?

Join us for an evening of inspiration and discussion.

We will show two short films (run time approximately 45 minutes total) detailing cities around the world which are making great strides with their plans to become 100% sustainable. These include Vancouver, Copenhagen, Seoul and others.

We will then discuss together what has inspired us and which ideas might work in Ealing.

This will be the first in a series which will consider city planning in the context of the transition to a fossil-free, sustainable future. Our hope is to use the discussion to produce a vision for a sustainable Ealing.Eco-City (6)

This initiative follows the recent publication of the Mayor’s Environmental Strategy, which has far-reaching implications as we work towards being carbon neutral by 2050.

The event will be held at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RH. Entry is free but donations to help us cover costs will be welcome.

Sunday 13th May 7.30pm: Permaculture Film & Talk

Permaculture-Tree-DarkGrey[1]Following our talk by Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture Magazine – we are continuing the permaculture theme with a screening of the 2011 documentary ‘Anima Mundi’, the first feature documentary by film maker Peter Charles Downey. This will be followed by a discussion of permaculture principles led by Graham Burnett, permaculture teacher and author.

As the London Permaculture Network explains ‘Permaculture can be best described as a collaborative (wiki-style) project in which people around the world collectively design solutions to the problems of building a sustainable future.’ Its theories underpin the ideas behind the Transition Network, of which Ealing Transition is a part.

‘Anima Mundi’ is an independently produced, homegrown, grassroots documentary made with very low embodied fossil-fuel energy. It is not a ‘How To’ video, it is a ‘Where To’ documentary showcasing alternatives like Earthships, Permaculture, Permablitz, retrofitting the suburbs, lifeboats, localized food production and currencies, planned energy descent and Gaian philosophy.

After the screening, there will an opportunity to explore the relevance and significance of permaculture principles and practice in creating a sustainable future.

The event will be held at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RH. Entry to the event is free but donations to help us cover costs will be welcome.

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