Posted January 24, 2024

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Advice sessions on reducing energy bills and shopping more sustainably

A series of free drop-in events offering Eastbourne residents information and advice on shopping more sustainably will begin this Friday at the Gather community space in The Beacon shopping centre.

The first session will focus on Energy and will take place on Friday 19 January from 10am to 4.30pm.

The event will include an Energy Advice Desk, staffed by Eastbourne’s own network of Energy Champions who will be giving advice on help available to reduce energy bills and how to arrange home energy-saving retrofits.

Further sessions will take place at the Gather on Friday 16 February, Saturday 17 February, Friday 9 March, and Friday 15 March, all from 10am to 4.30pm. Entry is free.

The sessions will be staffed by members of the Eastbourne Eco Action Network and the Eastbourne Climate Coalition, with support from Eastbourne Borough Council.

Each session will showcase five main areas of climate action: energy, transport, food, wildlife, and resources. 

They will include eco-themed shopping experiences, advice desks, group chats, and quick-fire talks to share visions for a safer, cleaner, healthier, greener town, and how to get involved with local and national campaigns.

The aim of the events is to hold conversations with Eastbourne residents about creating a more sustainable and resilient town, capable of adapting to the challenges of climate change.

They follow on from a successful sustainability pop-up shop, the E-Hive, that ran for six weeks in The Beacon in the run-up to Christmas 2022.

For further information, please contact eastbourne@climatejustice.uk or check for updates on the Eco Action Eastbourne Facebook page.

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