A little bit of history

  • Autumn 2016: free taster session for residents and then two 6 part MakeyourhomeEco courses funded with support from Bristol Community Energy grant, and Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership.
  • October 2015: Short Talking Energy course starts in Knowle West (in conjunction with Talking Money)
  • September 2015: Short Talking Energy course starts in Easton (in conjunction with Talking Money)
  • May 2015: Short Talking Energy course starts in Southville (in conjunction with Talking Money)
  • April 2015: Short Talking Energy course starts in the Centre (in conjunction with Talking Money)
  • March 2015: Short Talking Energy course starts in Easton (in conjunction with Talking Money)
  • February 2015: Short Talking Energy course starts in Old Market (in conjunction with Talking Money)
  • Autumn 2014: successful funding bids awarded from Bristol 2015 European Green Capital and Lottery Awards from All to MYHE in partnership with Talking Money (the debt advice centre charity). This collaboration will fund a series of short courses around the city taregeted at people in fuel poverty, at risk of fuel debt, promoting understanding energy and bills and basic energy saving ideas, plus a home visit with an energy saving pack provided to the householder.
  • October 2014: Evening course starts in Easton in partnership with Easton Energy Group
  • October 2014: Evening course starts in Totterdown in partnership with Totterdown Energy Group
  • January 2014: Evening course starts in Easton, Bristol, in partnership with Easton Energy Group
  • summer 2013: National Lottery Awards for All support finding bid and confirm grant for Easton Courses
  • November 2012: Application drafted with Easton Energy Group, to develop and run a series of courses for local residents on home energy management and saving
  • September 2012: Workshop held during Party in the Park, St Werburg’s to promote cutting your carbon and home insulation
  • 4th September 2011:2 informal drop in workshops held at the Party in the Park, Mina Rd Park, St Werburgh’s, as part of this new mini festival. Opportunity to promote an autumn evening class in the local community centre.
  • 11th June 2011: 4 informal, drop-in workshops about home energy. Held at the Create Centre as part of their Go Local day during Good Living week in Bristol
  • 16th May, 2011: Week 1 of the Sustainable Bishopston Course. This is supported by the Bishopston Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership, who support places for older people to attend.
  • 9th May, 2011: Free taster session to promote the Sustainable Bishopston course. Open session to give a taster and show the approach and flavour of the course the following week.
  • 5th October, 2010: week 1 of ‘How to make your home an ecohome’ Hosted by the CREATE Centre, Bristol; a 6 week course led by Martin Fodor and Maddy Longhurst
  • 11th 12th September 2010: Bristol Green Doors weekend: Maddy Longhurst co-ordinating volunteers for open houses, and Martin Fodor hosts an open house weekend at home in St Andrews
  • 10th July, 2010: 4 short drop-in workshops at the CREATE Centre’s SunDay by Martin Fodor and Maddy Longhurst: The 10:10 Game; Renewable energy and water saving; The Ins and Outs of home insulation; Managing energy at home.
  • 30th May, 2010: workshop at the Bristol EcoVeggie Fayre GreenHomes Zone: How to make your home an ecohome led by Martin Fodor and Maddy Longhurst.
  • 8th April, 2009: Workshop on making your home an ecohome – FreeCube evening at The Cube microplex in Bristol with Martin Fodor, Jackson Moulding, and others discussing eco homes and communities.
  • 23rd February, 2009: How to make the place you live an Ecohome – workshop for Sustainable Bishopston members with Martin Fodor
  • 22nd January, 2009: How to make the place you live an Ecohome – workshop for Transition Clifton and Hotwells members presented by Martin Fodor
  • 28th October, 2008: How to make the place you live an Ecohome – Bristol Freeconomy – a skill sharing workshop at The Better Food Company developed by Martin Fodor and Jackson Moulding
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