Developing a sustainable energy plan presents a unique opportunity for us to come together in our communities or localities and make the transition to a more affordable, more secure and crucially, more sustainable power supply, whilst working to reduce our consumption.
Sourcing funding can seem daunting at first, however, there are numerous options, many of which specifically fund community-led projects.
Between grants, crowdfunding and loans, it is possible to raise enough to get your project off the ground.
Plant a Forest The Size of You!
Along side completely transforming our energy supply, economy and consumption habits to avoid further emissions, we need to work to absorb as much of the carbon we have already emitted as possible. Reforesting the tropics is a highly effective way of doing this and offers a multitude of other ecological and social benefits.
Be the change!
In these uncertain times, building community resilience is of the utmost importance. Shifting to a renewable power supply is one of the ways that we can begin to future-proof our lives and livelihoods.
There are already many communities in the UK reclaiming their power supply you can draw inspiration from.
You never know, there may even already be a group nearby you can join!