Retrofit Advocacy: inspire your community to retrofit

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Are you passionate about our need to reduce carbon emissions, live in warm and healthy homes and reduce fuel fuel bills? This Carbon Literarcy accredited course may be for you.

We have a big job on our hands in retrofitting the UK's housing stock. To make it work we need to motivate and inspire others in our community to think about energy efficiency when undertaking home improvement works. It sounds simple but unfortunately retrofit's not en vogue yet! This two part course will enable volunteers, students and housing professionals to confidently discuss energy efficiency and inspire others to find out more, whether on a stall at a local event, in a meeting or workshop, with a client, or friends and family.

WHAT: Retrofit Advocacy Training

WHEN: 9.30-13:30pm, Sat 13th + 20th May 2017 (as this is a two-part course you need to attend both dates)

WHERE: URBED offices, 5th Floor, 10 Little Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1HR

FOR: Students, professionals working in the housing sector, members of environmental groups or local volunteers. This training will provide first stop advice and support to other householders. It will not replace the technical expertise provided by industry professionals.

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

COST: Members – FREE, Non-members earlybird – £10 (ends Apr 13th 2017), Non-member standard – £20, Student – £8


Earlybird rates end April 13th 2017.

You must be a current, subscribed member of Carbon Co-op to benefit from the discount, apply for membership here:

The training has been accredited by the Greater Manchester Carbon Literacy Standard and all successful completers will receive a Carbon Literacy Certificate.

NB: it is necessary to attend both training sessions to gain accreditation.