Practical workshops

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People in meeting

Save Our Shropshire will be running free workshops across Shropshire in 2023 to help householders learn about practical actions they can take to save the planet – but which will also save them money. We will illustrate the things you can do, advise on the benefits you can achieve, and discuss any difficulties you might find so that you can decide for yourself what is best to do. We will focus on those things which will help reduce your impact on the planet – what we call your carbon footprint.

Thus, for instance, we should all change from eating a primarily meat-based diet to one plant-based. In particular, we should avoid food grown overseas. We will show why some foods are better than others, and then illustrate the right foods to eat. We will also show how a largely plant-based/vegetarian diet could save a household up to £ 1,000 per year.

Agenda

We will cover in the workshop:

  • Basic Science – why do we humans cause a problem to the atmosphere, and why is there such a problem now?
  • How do you find out how much of a problem you cause – we will show you how to find out about your personal or household’s carbon footprint
  • What are the actions you can take? We will cover:
    • Diet – the food we eat, and why you should change it
    • Energy – How to heat your house and light effectively to avoid the use of oil and gas
    • Travel – Why you should switch from Petrol and Diesel cars, and how this will save you money
    • Insulation – why you should improve insulation, or get builders to ensure you have adequate insulation, and how this will reduce your heat bill.
    • Buying better – we will illustrate how many problems we cause by buying clothes and electronic gadgets from abroad, and show you how to save money through better buying
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Telford and Wrekin Climate Change Fund

These workshops have been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Telford & Wrekin Council’s Climate Change Fund

Where and When

7.00 pm 9th March at Oakengates Rest Room Charlton Street, Oakengates, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 6BS. You can reserve a place by clicking on the following button.

7.00 pm 16th March Dawley House 22 Burton Street, Dawley, Telford, Shropshire, TF4 2ES. You can reserve a place by clicking on the following button.

2.00 pm 22nd March at Leegomery Community Centre, Leegate Avenue, Telford, England, TF1 6NA. You can reserve a place by clicking on the following button.

7 pm 30th March 2023 at Burton Borough School, Open Learning Centre, Newport, TF10 7DS. You can reserve a place by clicking on the following button.

7 pm 20th April 2023 at Jubilee House, High Street, Madeley, Telford TF7 5AH. You can reserve a place by clicking on the following button:

7pm 26th April 2023 at Brookside Central, Park Lane, Brookside, Telford TF3 1LP. You can reserve a place by clicking on the following button:

7 pm 11th May 2023 at Hub on the Hill, Southgate, Sutton Hill, Telford, TF7 4HG. You can reserve a place by clicking on the following button:

7 pm 17th May 2023 at Belmont Hall, New St., Wellington, TF1 1LU. You can reserve a place by clicking on the following button:

7 pm 25th May 2023 at Turreff Hall, Turreff Ave., Donnington, TF2 8HG. You can reserve a place by clicking on the following button:

Get in touch

If you want more information on these workshops, or would like to express interest in coming along, please do let us have your name and email address.