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Future-Proof Your Home

  • Saturday 11 June 2016, 10.00AM to 4:00pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required - 01904 411821
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  • St Nicks Environment Centre (map)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Event details

Time to take action on climate change is ticking away fast. During last December’s floods we saw some of its impacts literally on – and over! – many doorsteps in York. This workshop will show you how to reduce the energy needs of your home and improve its resilience through emergency planning. It will also look at other ways in which you can help address climate change through your everyday activities.

The schedule of the day is split into three sessions, which can be booked on individually:

10am-11.30am Emergency Planning workshop – led by Jim Geogheghan-Breen from Emergency Planning Unit of City of York Council

11.45am-1.15pm One Planet Living workshop – led by Ivana Jakubkova from St Nicks

1.15pm-2pm Lunch – please bring your own

2pm-3.30pm Energy Auditing workshop – led by Energy Girl – she’s switched on

By the end of the day you will know how to assess and reduce the amount of energy needed in your home while making it more comfortable and cheaper to run. You will also have tips on how to prepare for emergencies linked to extreme weather events and what steps you can take to help further reduce your environmental impact.

The event is backed by the social housing procurement consortium Efficiency North’s EN:Able Community Investment Fund which offers funding to Yorkshire and Humber based projects in support of efficiency, community investment, workforce development and environmental sustainability across the region.

About St Nicks Environment Centre

St Nicks is York’s centre for nature and green living. The Environment Centre is set within a 24-acre nature reserve just one mile from the city centre, off Hull Road. The mission of the St Nicks charity is to create lasting positive change in actions and attitudes of York residents to enable them to move towards a sustainable future. The workshop is part of its York Open Eco Homes project

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