Podcast Power in the City Episode 2: Feeling Climate Change

So climate change is something that we obviously all know about, but it also is such a big and wicked problem, it can be hard to grasp and quite difficult to talk about. Join us for episode 2 as we try to understand climate change with our ears, guts and hearts. Featuring spoken word poetry, the concept of climate justice, chilli plants, a cycling imam and strangely a lot of hope.

Carbon Co-op featured in Big Issue in the North

Two members, Rob Jones and Dom McCann, were featured in a report by Big Issue in the North on the Community Green Deal retrofit pioneers programme.  Authored by Sarah Roe and published in the week commencing 2nd January 2015, the article profiles their experiences of retrofit improvements and the difference these have made to their … Read more

Deep retrofit comes to Greater Manchester…

Carbon coop home - renovations

Re-posted from Platform, the everyday portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester. (http://ontheplatform.org.uk/article/deep-retrofit-comes-greater-manchester) Deep retrofit comes to Greater Manchester… In Buildings, Energy and Society on 18.12.2014Contributed by Jonathan Atkinson Jonathan Atkinson profiles how Carbon Coop members are benefiting from large-scale home energy improvements through retrofitting measures. As the weather starts to get colder a group of Greater Manchester … Read more

Guardian video

The Guardian came to interview us about our recent Community Green Deal retrofit work and made this video which features Charlie and Jonathan from Carbon Co-op and Retrofit pioneer and member Eddie Sheehy. The Carbon Co-op segment is part of a longer piece on Community Energy groups in the UK. Wtach it here: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/video/2014/sep/26/community-energy-groups-video

Scaffolding coming down

Scaffolding is now down on all of the first nine homes in the Community Green Deal programme. Here's some pictures of the homes – we'll be spending some time getting proper photos and documentation as well as feedback from householders. For now, keep an eye out on Twitter and Flickr and here are some other … Read more

Community Green Deal begins

Our delayed Community Green Deal programme kicked off in January with 12 homes receiving a whole house retrofit. It's a unique and ambitious project with average works costs of £40,500 per household and total carbon savings of 1,150 tonnes across the lifetime of the programme. We are working with URBED as technical partners, Rochdale-based construction … Read more