Energy

This group was setup to create a forum for both discussing how we are currently dealing with energy, whether that be petrol in a car, or gas and electricity in the home, and how we can move to a sustainable, clean energy based future.

Whilst renewable energy is a frequent discussion topic, using less of what we have, or being energy efficient, is just as important, if not more so, and within everyone’s reach. Of course, it’s easier said than done, but by sharing skills and knowledge, we can help both the environment and our bills!

For Community Energy Project click here

We have run Energy Saving Homes for two years running now. It is based on the Open Houses format, whereby householders open up their homes for the weekend explaining how they’ve made their homes more energy efficient and in some cases are generating their own power. For information on last year’s event go to: www.stalbansenergysavinghomes.org

We meet up every month (except over certain holiday periods), and we welcome anyone who has an interest in energy.

Contact email address:  energy@transitionstalbans DOT org

2 responses to “Energy

  1. I wonder as anyone volunteered to look at this for St Albans?
    —— Forwarded message ———-
    From: Hemel in Transition
    Date: 11 December 2011 22:16
    Subject: Green Drinksand Refills . . .
    To: Hemel in Transition

    Dear Transitioners

    Christmas Green Drinks

    Please come and join us at the Steam Coach, Boxmoor, at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th December for our last Green Drinks of the year. We’ll be talking about ideas for extending our activities in 2012 – all welcome.

    News of Hemel in Transition Re-fill Scheme

    Do you find it hard to reconcile the quest to live more “lightly” on the earth with the need to keep a clean home? HiT may be able to help! We have started buying more ecologically friendly household products in bulk to cut down on waste packaging by re-using bottles. The bulk prices make the cost of the products affordable whilst sales raise funds to support local projects for a resilient Hemel.

    How the re-fill scheme works: Bring along your empty bottles that you want re-filled to Green Drinks (7.30pm 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Steam Coach pub, Boxmoor) or other HiT events and your bottles will be returned refilled at the following event or a pre-arranged drop-off point. If you find it difficult to get to meetings, do contact us to arrange an alternative. For this to work you need to have a suitable spare empty 1litre, 500ml or 400ml bottle (dependent on product) to bring along.

    We are working towards an ‘on the spot’ re-fill station possibly in a local shop or charity outlet in a convenient town-centre location – watch this space.
    **At the Christmas Green Drinks, we will have some refills ready to exchange. **

    Price list:
    Ecover washing-up liquid: 1L-£1.80, 500ml-£1.00
    Ecover all-purpose cleaner: 1L-£1.80
    Ecover laundry liquid: 1L-£2.80
    Ecover washing powder: 1kg-£3.50
    Bio-D toilet cleaner: 1L-£1.80
    Faith in Nature hair products: Lavender & Geranium shampoo/conditioner 400ml-£3.50

    For further information about the re-fill scheme please email info@hemelintransition.org or phone Dorothy on 07976 311482.

  2. Hi Kieran,

    Thank you for highlighting that initiative; To my knowledge we do not have a re-fill scheme in operation; it does look like a good idea. I will look into it.

    Are you involved with the Hemel re-fill scheme?

    Andrew
    (Transition St Albans Admin)

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