Posts Tagged ‘climate change week’


02
MAR

Lets Get Energized says:
Spring Prize Draw: Win the original Wonderbag portable slow cooker


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Win a wonderful Wonderbag worth £30

We’ve got another fantastic prize for Lets Get Energized subscribers this Spring!

Wonderbag is a simple but revolutionary, non-electric portable slow cooker. 

It continues to cook food which has been brought to the boil by conventional methods for up to 8-12 hours without the use of additional electricity or fuel. It’s said that “The Wonderbag Will Change The Way You Slow-Cook Forever”.

It’s simple: you can boil it, bag it, slow cook it, then share it! The Wonderbag is made from Polycottons inside and out, filled with polystyrene.

WONDERBAG How does it work vers2 from Heidi Otto on Vimeo.

The story behind the Wonderbag

The Wonderbag was designed by Sarah Collins, an amazing woman who has devoted her entire life to searching for ways to empower people in rural Africa, especially women.

Inspired by the San people who bury food in the ground while they are cooking she says, “I thought to myself, ‘This is the oldest technology in the world.'” Wonderbags were originally created for poor families in Africa, to cut down the amount of costly firewood they need for cooking. And for every Wonderbag purchased in North America today, one is donated to a family in need in Africa, and so drastically changes the life of the family who receives the bag and becomes a catalyst out of poverty.

Sarah’s goal is to sell one hundred million Wonderbags worldwide, helping over a billion people. “It empowers consumers, by giving them innovative ways to be part of the solutions that the world is looking for.”

Read the full story here >>

Eco-friendly & perfect for picnics this Spring!

The Wonderbag is an extremely well-insulated cooking bag that keeps anything – from meaty stews and vegetable curries to simple rice and soups – cooking for hours without using any power, saving time, money and reducing energy use.

It’s clever insulating properties allow food that has been brought to the boil to finish cooking without extra heat. This greatly reduces the use of additional energy, and means you can cook appetising, hot meals while saving time, energy and money.  It’s ideal for home cooked hot dinners, camping, outdoor festivals and picnics.

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Sign up & Get Energized for the chance to win a Wonderbag!

This wonderful jazzy patterned purple Wonderbag (pictured above) has been very kindly donated to us by STIR Into Action who use their own Wonderbag at all their workshops.

The competition has been extended and ends at midnight UK time on 30th April 2015 and the lucky winner will be picked at random from all our e-newsletter subscribers on 1st May.

Simply sign up to our e-newsletter, if you haven’t already, for the chance to win.

Click here to enter our prize draw >>

Look out for the announcement of last month’s competition winner who can take advantage of STIR Into Action‘s Workshop on Renewable Energy Co-ops on 6th & 7th June 2015 in Bridport, Dorset. As soon as we have checked they are available for the weekend we can announce!



27
FEB

Lets Get Energized says:
Stories of Change – 5th March in Dorchester, Dorset


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Stories of Change – 5th March, 19.30 – 21.30

Dorchester Arts Centre, School Lane, The Grove, Dorchester, DT1 1 XR

A Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset Event:

Local residents share stories about how they became interested in living more sustainably. Raja is a climate consultant working around the world, Anna is a producer initiating arts and bio-medical projects within the NHS, Ali is championing eco awareness in schools, and Rose is passionate about local food. Then we can all have a conversation! There is also a rare chance to see short entertaining films, including Forkbeard Fantasy’s‘Carbon Weevils’, and Arts Admin’s ‘Pandemonium’ which was part of Imagine the Great Transition.

And you can have a go at ‘Artspark’s specially-created board game.. We’ve been asking people how they think climate change could affect them and their town and used their ideas to create the game…but we want to know what you think too!

The Bar will be open and there will be some yummy locally-sourced snacks too– made by Bridport-based Rude foods.

BOOK AT: http://storiesofchange.eventbrite.co.uk



20
FEB

Lets Get Energized says:
Fracking & Better Energy Solutions – Talk in Bridport Dorset, 12th March


Category: Climate Change, Energy Events in Dorset, Fracking, Fuel Poverty & Security, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Living
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Fracking & Better Energy Solutions

Talk by Charles Miller
Thursday 12 March 2015

Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start
Bridport Town Hall, Dorset

Admission FREE

West Dorset Friends of the Earth group are delighted to invite you to this interesting and informative talk regarding fracking, presented by Charles Miller.

With twenty-five years experience in the oil industry worldwide, Charles Miller gives a brief outline of the Energy Crisis. He will then explains the problems with Fracking and safer and sustainable Energy solutions that other countries are choosing instead of Fracking, to protect their citizens and countryside and to keep energy bills from rising.

There will be time for your questions at the end of the talk.

We hope to see you there.



11
FEB

Lets Get Energized says:
“I do”, Will You – event in Dorchester, Dorset 4th March


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“I do”, Will You – event in Dorchester, Dorset on 4th March 2015

Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset are holding an event in South Street, Dorchester.

The theme of the event is telling the world what you love about the world/the environment and saying what you do to assist in making the world a greener, friendlier place:

There’s more info on the CLS website – and a chance to take part in a competition and to post your own photos.

http://www.clsdorset.org.uk/news_articles.aspx?id=213



26
FEB

Lets Get Energized says:
Get Ready for the Dorchester Renewable Energy Exhibition


Category: Biomass Energy, Climate Change, Electric Transport, Energy Deals & Offers, Energy Efficiency, Energy Events in Dorset, Fuel Poverty & Security, Green Electricity & Gas, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Sustainable Living, Wind Power
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Dorset Energized, the website that informs the county about all things renewable, is hosting our first Exhibition in Dorchester to celebrate Climate Change Week 2014!

Dorchester Renewable Energy Exhibition and Forum
Saturday 8th March, 9.30am until 2.00pm
Dorchester Corn Exchange
FREE admission

There is a strong line up of exhibitors who can advise on Solar PV, Biomass Heating, Thermal Heating, Energy Savings, Green Energy, Eco Design and Sustainable Planning.

We will have the new 100% electric Nissan LEAF car on show and an exciting range of new model Electric Bikes.

Renewable Energy companies will be outlining exciting new projects across Dorset.

Our aim is to demonstrate the opportunities for strong Community involvement in schemes to create local energy and reduce the cost of energy to people living nearby.

There will be a continuous Forum being lead by local Hydro Expert Keith Wheaton Green where we shall have leading speakers talking about a miriad of subjects with lots of time for questions from all our visitors.

We hope that this will be a great opportunity for the people of Dorchester and its surrounding areas to really engage with the opportunities that Renewable Energy offers both in reducing the burden of energy costs and making a contribution to the reduction in CO2 within Dorset.

Click here for the full list of Exhibitors >>



18
FEB

Lets Get Energized says:
Climate Week: Britain’s biggest climate change campaign for March 2014


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The Dorset Energized team are busy preparing for Climate Week 2014 with our very own special event – Dorchester Renewable Energy Exhibition and Advice Forum in Dorchester on Saturday 8th March.

We are also excited to see that our friends at Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset are also organising several fantastic events in the Bridport and Dorchester areas to mark Climate Week – here’s a sneeky peek at what they have planned, including:

Saturday 1st March in Litton Cheney
‘Sowing the Seeds’ – Strengthening local food links in West Dorset

Monday 3rd March in Dorchester
What on earth is up with the weather? – Illustrated Talk by Michael Fish
and Performance Poetry by Matt Harvey

Thursday 6th March in Bridport
Focus on Energy – Film Screenings

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07
FEB

Vince Adams says:
Dorchester Renewable Energy Exhibition and Advice Forum on Saturday 8th March 2014


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Dorset Energized Event for Climate Change Week

Here’s a date for your diaries…

Saturday 8th March 2014, from 9.30am – 2pm
Dorchester Renewable Energy Exhibition
Corn Exchange, Dorchester, Dorset
FREE entry

Come and find out how you can make a difference. Debate and discuss all the energy issues. Discover the opportunities that renewables can offer.

Current exhibitors include:

We hope to see you there!



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