Learn how your household can be more environmentally responsible, and how you can encourage friends and neighbours to get involved with going green too.
Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund, Natural Enterprise is offering a series of free workshops which could help you save money and help the environment.
In a session available in Newport on Wed 26th September at 7pm or Shanklin on Thur 27th September experts from the Footprint Trust will give ideas on ways to save serious money on your gas, electricity and water bills and give you some top tips on enthusing your friends and neighbours about going green. Most households can expect to save in excess of £100 a year and all participants will also receive a FREE copy of “The Thin Green Line” a documentary film celebrating positive action on the Isle of Wight.
On Saturday 13th October a whole day of training is available, and people can come along for as many of the day’s sessions as they want. In the morning local inventor Dan Roberts will run a hands?on workshop where participants can learn more about “upcycling” converting other people’s waste into useful products. Dan will talk about some of his creations, including the giant wooden tricycle he toured Spain on and then you will have the chance to try some “upcycling” of your own.
In the afternoon there will be sessions on encouraging wildlife on your doorstep and communication effectively with other people about environmental issues. There will also be a visit to a local nature reserve to see how a space in the middle of town can be managed as an oasis for local people and wildlife alike.
Green Towns Project Manager Martin Gibson is enthusiastic about the training “We’re really pleased to be able to offer this training free of charge, which means anyone can join in and find new ways to save money and help the environment at the same time. Ideally we’d like people to register by emailing email@example.com or calling 01983 201568 but you can just turn up on the day and join in.”
All the Newport training will be held in Church on the Roundabout’s community hall on Coppins Bridge roundabout. The Shanklin session venue will be available on the Green Towns website. The training is organised by Natural Enterprise as part of their Green Towns programme which encourages local communities to get together to improve their local environment.
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