Energy Fair - 'Transition to a better safer natural environment'. March 17th 2013
Fair opening, Recreation Hall:
11.15 Opening address by Sheila Gilmore, M.P for Edinburgh East and former Councillor for Inch, Moredun and Craigour.
Talks, Small Hall:
11:30 – 12:00 Sitar Ramsay, Energy Saving Scotland advice centre: Practical Measures for Energy-saving and generation in the Home. Learn about solutions, renewable technologies, and free independent advice and support available to householders.
12:15 – 12:45 Pat Abel, Transition Edinburgh South: Why Transition? An introduction to transition movement, climate change, peak oil, energy descent, community resilience, and areas where one can make a difference.
13:00 – 13:30 Dr Richard Milne, Edinburgh University: Climate change: separating scepticism from denial. Brush up on climate science, the commonest misconceptions, climate change denial and its refutations.
Workshop, Recreation Hall:
14:00 – 14:45 Green Householder Workshop
Come along to share your experiences, ask questions about energy-saving and generation efforts of others householders, and learn about support schemes, get impartial advice as well as information from industry experts.
Prize Draw, Recreation Hall:
14:45 Announcing the Winners of the Quiz and Community Mapping prize draws.
Stalls, Recreation Hall:
Disclaimer: Hosting a stall at the Fair does not constitute our recommendation for the company – although we only invited companies that we’ve had a positive experience with.
South East Edinburgh Transition (SEET)
Take part in our Community mapping, and enter the prize draw! Pick up materials about Permaculture, Freegle, renewable electricity suppliers, insulation and other useful information (www.seetransition.weebly.com).
Solar PV, Solar thermal, biomass and heat pumps by Gener8power, Mike Wight (www.gener8power.co.uk)
Energy Actions by Transition Edinburgh Pentlands (TEP) & Transition Edinburgh South (TES), Johanna Carrie (www.transitionedinburghpentlands.org.uk) & Pat Abel (www.transitionedinburghsouth.org.uk).
Energy Saving Measuresby Energy Saving Scotland advice centre, Sitar Ramsay (www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland).
Recycle broken or unwanted electrical items with British Heart Foundation (www.bhf.org.uk).
“Scots Together” – a new no-obligation collective switching initiative which ensures you get the best possible deal on energy, by Changeworks (www.scotstogether.com, 0800 408 0155).
Friends of St Katherine’s Park (www.foskapforum.org), Chris Hampton.
Friends of Burdiehouse Valley Burn (www.burdiehousefriends.org.uk), Donald MacKay.
Book stall by Word Power Books (www.word-power.co.uk).
Café stall by Grassmarket Community Project – delicious wholesome snacks and refreshments featuring local and seasonal produce (www.grassmarketcommunityproject.co.uk).