For the second event in our series on Sustainable Cities, we are delighted to welcome Dr Katherine Drayson, Senior Policy and Programme Officer of the Mayor’s Environment Team, who will bring to life the Mayor’s recently-launched Environment Strategy for us.
Katherine’s presentation will lay out the environmental challenges we face and the planning framework for the next 30 years, as well as starting to consider the role that the people of London and groups like ours will play in managing the transition to 2050.
Afterwards, we will facilitate a group discussion around how we can use the plan to accelerate our own path to a zero carbon, sustainable Ealing. Please join us for an important evening in which we will start designing the 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.
Today we visited Wood End School in Greenford, which has just received its 30kW solar array. Schools’ Energy Co-op have also installed solar panels at Lady Margaret, Fielding, Mandeville and Horsenden schools over the summer break. More will follow over October half term. Thanks to all the Ealing Transition members who have invested: the share offer has already raised £430,000 of its £500,000 target, with 4 weeks to go.
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 email@example.com
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
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.