London’s first renewable energy centre Green Square to host special discussion evening

Local residents and business owners in South London are invited to attend a special event on Tuesday 25th June at Raynes Park based, Green Square Home Energy Centre. The store will be opening its doors for a one off evening for those wanting to learn more about how renewable energy products and government deals can help them save money.

Organised by Richard Davies of Transition Town Wimbledon, the evening will start at 7.30pm. There will be an opportunity to discuss local issues around renewable technology and energy use as well as the chance to share experiences and ideas with others.

What’s more, Richard Hiblen, Director of Green Square, will walk through the different technologies available focusing on usability and integration and the financial incentives and benefits currently available and coming soon.

Richard commented:
“This evening is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning or discussing the benefits of renewable energy for both homes and businesses especially as we are based in the local area. We opened Green Square back in March and the reception we have had from the community has been great so far but we really want to help many more households save money on their energy bills whilst benefiting the environment.”

So don’t miss this great opportunity to ‘go green’ – visit Green Square on 574 Kingston Road, Raynes Park on Tuesday 25th June from 7.30 to 9pm. More information about Transition Town Wimbledon can be found at Alternatively you can contact Green Square at

Free Energy Saving Workshops

Energise Barnet & LVSC FREE energy saving workshops

Save and make energy and money
Reduce your and your members’ energy bills

Are you a community organisation or charity? Own your building or a tenant? Want to increase your income? Create a new service? If so, LVSC and Energise Barnet will be delivering three FREE workshops; details below.

·         Reduce energy bills and generate your own energy
·         Create a new income stream
·         Identify and refer residents in fuel poverty
·         Learn about Government ‘green’ incentives
·         Become leaders in helping London’s transition to a low carbon city.

The workshop you attend will help your organisation improve its energy efficiency and become a behaviour change leader in your community. It will focus on potential actions that you and your members can take to reduce energy bills and their carbon footprint. And, organisations can also sign up to a FREE Eco-audit delivered by City Bridge Trust (subject to owning their building and meeting other eligibility criteria).

Register early to avoid disappointment!
Due to limited places we can only accept one member from each organisation.
25th June 2-5pm in Barnet – Register Here
1st July 2-5pm in Hillingdon – Register Here
8th July 2-5pm in Ealing – Register Here

Any queries or questions contact or 020 8492 3364

Group Discussion: Energy in the UK

We would like to invite you for a group discussion to talk about the future of energy production and the role of local groups in participating in these issues. We are a group of researchers at UCL looking into what people think about future energy needs and production in the UK. We are especially interested in finding out about energy-related opinions held by members of local community groups. Thus, we are bringing together small groups of people like you to talk about energy.

This would be a focus group that would last about two hours and we would pay you £20 towards your travel, and donate £40 to your organisation. Food and refreshments would also be provided.  The session would be at UCL, Gower Street, WC1 on May 15th 2012. We  start at 6pm and end by 8pm.

The group itself would consist of eight to ten other people, who, like yourself are involved in environmental groups in London. Expertise on energy issues is not required. Most of the time that you are there, you’ll be talking among yourselves in a group discussion led by an UCL academic.

We will be tape recording that session so that we have a good sense of what people said. We will keep that tape, and anything you say, completely confidential. The research project is covered by UCL code of ethics and our first priority is to protect your privacy.

For planning purposes we would appreciate a brief answer by phone (020 7679 2094) or E-Mail (

Ecological Film

Transition Brentford are  organising a screening of a new documentary film called ‘The Crisis of Civilization’ to be held at the Docking Station (Brentford 108 High Street TW8 8AT) on Saturday 3rd March at 7.15 p.m

The film swiftly and decisively investigates how ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.  It identifies root causes of the failing system challenging us as human beings to question of ourselves: ‘what we are going to do about it?’.  For more info please visit:

The makers of the film Dean Puckett, animator Lucca Benney and international security analyst Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed have generously agreed to attend the screening to answer questions after the film, after which we could have a group discussion!

There are some posters available on the C of C website which can be printed out to publicise the screening.