The Green Deal and Social Enterprise breakfast taster session

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From Autumn 2012, the Green Deal will provide a mechanism to enable millions of homes in the UK to receive retrofit, insulation work with the cost of measures spread over a twenty five year period.

FREE, 8am-9.30am, Tuesday 26th July 2011
CUBE Gallery, Portland Street

Featuring short presentations from:
Member of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Economic Area (LCEA) Retrofit Working Group – retrofit plans for Greater Manchester
Caroline Downey, MERCi – community organisations and retrofit
Marianne Heaslip, URBED – opportunities for collaboration with housing associations
Jonathan Atkinson, Carbon Co-op – Green Deal and the ‘Big Society’

…followed by Q&A
Introduced by Gudrun Cartwright of Business in the Community

Expected to revolutionise the energy sector and generate thousands of ‘green jobs’ within the city region, it is envisaged social enterprises, local authorities and community organisations will play a key role in it’s development.

Held at CUBE gallery, this taster session will introduce the Green Deal, explain how it works and identify opportunities for the Third Sector to get involved.

This event will be followed by an update on retrofitting in Greater Manchester and you are welcome to attend this event as well, although you will need to register, details from the Energy Savings Trust Advice Centre: 0800 512 012.

Places are free but please email to reserve a place.

Event organised by Business in the Community and Carbon Co-op

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