Peoples' Republic of Energy - Vote Now and make it happen!
Manchester's own Carbon Co-op are though to the final round of Energyshare,a competition to win £100,000. It's for an exciting programme of activities democratising low-carbon living and & rolling out a renewables and retrofit programme for Greater Manchester and beyond.
Using a campaign of people’s assemblies, popular education, direct democracy, carbon literacy and energy assessment training, they plan to equip an army of energy ambassadors with the skills to seed local self supporting groups and gather information on household energy usage in their neighbourhoods. Ultimately they will create a series of community energy plans and use EnergyShare funds to deliver a number of eco retrofit and renewables show houses around Greater Manchester.
This project builds on four years of work from the Carbon Co-op, a Manchester-based mutual organisation created to bring streets, neighbourhoods and communities together in a bulk purchasing co-operative for low carbon, household technologies.
Unicorn has been working with the Carbon Co-op for a while now, and we would love to see this happen.
Last Modified - 13th December 2011