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Big Energy Saving Advice Available in Notts and Derbyshire This Winter


Marches Energy Agency has recently secured funding to offer energy advice sessions to those in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire who are struggling to keep their home warm and/or to pay their energy bills this winter. We can visit groups of people who would like advice, offer one-to-one advice and can also offer free training sessions for Frontline Workers who regularly come into contact with people who are struggling. If you would like to know more or are interested in booking a session please contact Peter Burgess-Allen: peter@mea.org.uk

New Nottinghamshire Council Funding Scheme

Voluntary and community groups in Nottinghamshire are being invited to apply for grants from a new funding stream set up by the County Council. Applicants will need to demonstrate that their projects can deliver tangible, long term benefits for local communities by: Three year revenue funding of between £1,000 and £30,000 per year is available for running costs, alongside one-off capital scheme funding of between £1,000 and £50,000 per project. The closing date is 8th January 2018. More information and details of how to apply: https://tinyurl.com/y98ya65w

Local Councils Invest Almost £600M in Fossil Fuels

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Councils invest more than £600M in Fossil Fuel companies via their pension funds according to new data from Friends of the Earth (FOE). FOE believes that it is time for councils to divest their pension funds from companies that are driving the climate crisis, and instead work for a just transition towards a fair, renewable future. If you agree, you can write a letter to your local MP online.

Nottinghamshire Advent Waste Calendar

As a nation we produce 30% more waste at Christmas. VeoliaUK’s online advent calendar for Nottinghamshire residents is full of festive tips to help you reduce, re-use or recycle more this Christmas. Behind every door there are fun facts, ideas & competitions to help ‘slim your bin’.

 

South Derbyshire Food Waste Project Scores Hat Trick at Green Apple Awards

A pioneering initiative to help drive down food waste in Swadlincote has scooped a hat trick of prestigious accolades at the Houses of Parliament. Waste Less, Save More beat off competition from more than 500 of the UK’s greenest organisations at the annual Green Apple Awards.

The partnership between South Derbyshire’s Environmental Education Project and Sainsbury’s was recognised for the innovative methods used to reduce food waste and save money through educational activities. Eureka Primary School, in Midway, has achieved a 37% reduction in food waste over just two terms.

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