Become a trained advocate for retrofit

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Acquire the Skills to Promote Climate-friendly Homes

WHAT: Gain the knowledge and skills needed to motivate others in your community to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, reducing carbon emissions, improving comfort and reducing fuel bills.

We all know that reducing the energy we use at home is good for the planet, our health and our communities. But retrofit can seem complex and schemes like Green Deal have affected trust.

This simple, two-part, participatory course will enable local green volunteers to confidently discuss energy efficiency and inspire others to find out more about retrofit, whether on a stall at a local event, in a meeting or workshop, or with friends and family.

Delivered by a specialist retrofit consultants URBED and a householder with retrofit experience, the fun sessions will involve presentations, a quiz, group activities as well as a bit of homework.

The training has been designed to comply with the Carbon Literacy Standard and all successful completers will receive a Carbon Literacy Certificate

FOR: volunteers to provide first stop advice and support to other householders. It will not replace the technical expertise provided by industry professionals.

WHEN: Saturday 18 July 2015, 9.30-12.30pm and Saturday 1 August 2015, 9.30-12.30pm.
As this is a two-part course you need to attend both dates.

LEADS: Helen Grimshaw, sustainability consultant, URBED and Julian Tomlin, consultant, Carbon Co-op committee member, and householder.


BOOKING: The training is supported by Stockport Council so priority will be given to those living or working in Stockport. Please book early as spaces are limited.