What is h.Energy?
h.Energy is our annual free countywide festival in Herefordshire celebrating opportunities to live more sustainably. The festival creates a space where anyone can share their ideas about how we can create the future we hope to live in.
Plans are being put in place for h.Energy 2016, which will take place on the 7th - 9th October 2016.
In the meantime thanks to everyone who was involved with h.Energy 2015 - all of our wonderful local event holders and speakers, our Gold Sponsors - Wye Valley Brewery and Oakwrights - and also to Awards for All, Green Open Homes, Lightfoot Energy Services, Caplor Energy, Herefordshire Council and Herefordshire Wildlife Trust for their funding & support.
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
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