Sustainability Festival

Back this October, a little smaller but just as beautiful, h.ENERGY will get us all focused on energy.

h.ENERGY is brought to you by Herefordshire New Leaf in partnership with the Herefordshire Green Network

Whether it’s the energy we use at home or work, our personal energy to be creative, capturing clean, renewable energy, energy to get ourselves moving (on foot or by transport), the energy to get on track for a sustainable future – h.ENERGY has it covered.

Events will be based in central Hereford at De Koffie Pot/the LEFT BANK (town side of the old bridge) at QUEENSWOOD on the A49 between Leominster and Hereford and other locations around the region.

Put the weekend of 14-15 October 2017 in your diary for using our creativity innovation and imagination to bring about more sustainable living – greener, more comfortable homes – cleaner transport – food – energy at home – digital biomimicry art – moving image installations- natural materials – a sustainable city – vision for Herefordshire and the region – reconnecting with nature – architecture – imagination – delight – doing things differently – learning from the past how to live in the present.

Fun run – talks – open homes – art – film – live music – foraging – landscape – demonstrations and markets

But what is this all about…. ?

Carbon emissions (or more accurately greenhouse gas emissions) are a cause of climate change. They are released when fuels are burned in vehicles, homes, power stations and factories.

Reducing our carbon emissions is essential if we are to reduce the effects of climate change around the world.

On the bright side, reducing our carbon emissions also brings rewards in the short term. By insulating our homes, getting on a bike, and eating food that we have grown locally we will be saving money and giving ourselves a better level of health and fitness.

By adopting sustainable low energy lifestyles we will also benefit the local economy, and therefore the people who live and work in Herefordshire.

And there is a lot already happening… h.Energy provides an opportunity for those of you who are leading the way to share what you have learnt with others around the county; and for those of us wondering where to begin, it offers a range of ideas, activities and workshops.

The ultimate objective of h.Energy is to demonstrate that using renewable local resources, avoiding waste and reducing energy usage is just common sense. We also hope that the week will bring people together – to have fun and share resources, as well as information and ideas – maybe over a slice of cake and a cup of tea at an h.Energy event ..

“h.Energy is a popular and well known event that people look out for, to research any project they’re undertaking. So it is an ongoing service to the public that is needed.” Event attendee 2014

“h.Energy allows people to explore without judgment, and have an insight into lifestyle changes that would have a positive impact on their lives.” Event attendee 2013

“There are so many different events all over the county and it is very inspiring to see how much is already happening in Herefordshire.” Event attendee 2010