sustainable energy eden

Heart of Eden Development Trust

Last Friday Rory met with the Heart of Eden Development Trust and learnt how they are engaging local people in order to enable communities to decide which type of renewable energy resources suit their own neighbourhoods. Rory was very impressed by the initiative  and wanted to share some information from the trust that details upcoming workshops where communities can seek answers to their renewable energy questions:



Sustainable Energy Eden

Interested in reducing your electricity bills? Reducing your carbon footprint? Making money from renewable energy? If any of the these questions interests you, then come along to a series of meetings, organised by the Heart of Eden Development Trust, in conjunction with Eden District Council and Cumbria County Council.


The events are free of charge and there will be a prize draw for a smart meter -a simple to install device that instantly encourages better energy efficiency behaviour to drive down electricity bills! Please book your place on any of the workshops by calling Simon on 01768 352291, or by sending an email to [email protected]  Heart of Eden Development Trust also invite you to complete an online questionnaire (, which gives you a chance to let them know your views on renewable energy opportunities in the Heart of Eden.



Workshop 1:

 16th March, The Supper Rooms, Appleby, 6pm – 8pm (coffee from 5:30pm).


To give a broad overview of the different renewable energy technologies, what they cost, how and why they contribute towards reducing carbon emissions, how much electricity they could produce and therefore reduce energy bills and generating cash for the community.  Information packs will be given to all attendees and it is hoped you will share the knowledge with friends and family, helping to complete the online questionnaire.


Workshop 2:

 20th April, The Supper Room, Appleby, 6pm – 8pm (coffee from 5:30pm).


We anticipate that this will give some early feedback the questionnaires, addressing some of the questions raised and also go into more depth of developing community renewable energy schemes.


Workshop 3:

3rd May, The Supper Room, Appleby, 6pm – 8pm (coffee from 5:30pm).


We would like to share details of a report being written about this project, and then have an interactive session allowing participants to ask questions and propose practical actions .

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