Energy Fair & News Update 30th October 2011

Hi everyone

Suddenly everything is very busy for us.

1. Sustainable Clonakilty is now an official founding member of the SEAI Sustainable Energy Communities Network.  See here to read the brochure.

2. We are now working on strategic and business plans to continue our work towards achieving the Clonergy 2020 goal:

To enable the transition of Clonakilty and the surrounding areas to energy neutrality through renewable energy, in order to support a sustainable economy and quality of life for the community.

If you’d like to join us in the planning process please contact me by email.

3. The Annual Energy Fest and related activities will take place between Thursday November 10th and Sunday November 13 based mainly from the Waterfront (by the Whale Tail) on the Bypass.

There will be a repetition of last year’s highly successful and enjoyable fund raising gig at Shanley’s on the night of Friday 11th. See here

On Saturday 12th from 2-6pm the Energy Fair will take place in the same venue as last year: the Waterfront hall right by the Whale tail on the bypass. We will have a large variety of local suppliers of sustainable products and services to make your homes more comfortable during the cold winter weather to come. In addition there will be a vast body of knowledge and skill for you to consult with.

Competitions for the school age kids for the best item, bird feeder or article of clothing made from recycled goods, as well as for the best safely ride-able bike, decorated with recycled materials, all to be judged on Saturday at the Energy Fair with cash prizes.

For creative recycling inspiration see:

http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/howtodecoratebikebicyclescraftskids.html

http://becauseshestartedknitting.blogspot.com/2010/08/diy-knotted-double-layered-scarf-from.html

http://greenkidcrafts.com/craftideas/?cat=9

http://www.recyclethis.co.uk/20110428/fab-recycled-projects-bird-feeders-storage-bags-pot-racks-more

http://www.birdsandblooms.com/Backyard-Projects

On Sunday 13th November we will be having a marshalled bike ride to Inchydoney and back.  You can dress up in tweeds for the fun of it, ride your decorated bike from the previous day’s competition if you are accompanied by an adult, or just come as you are. See here:

We also hope to arrange some site visits of special interest to business people looking for inspiration into energy saving on a large scale by learning though others experience on Thursday or Friday.  Please contact me if you would like to show off your own business energy saving scheme to visitors.

4. Volunteers are required please to help us out with numerous activities from the Energy Fair to marshalling the bike ride.  If you can spare us a few hours we’d be very grateful.  Please let me know by email.

Kind regards

Alison Wickham

Email: sustainableclon@gmail.com