Category Archives: Energy Action Southampton

DIY Skills Spreading through the City

Our exciting Energy Action Southampton project has come to a successful conclusion, spreading the DIY Energy Saving message to communities across Southampton. We’ve helped more than 1,390 people find out how they can keep their home warm and cosy, and provided 300 households with all the materials they need to have a go at installing […]

Environment and Ethics week at the University of Southampton

tEC were part of the Environment and Ethics week at the University of Southampton last week. We had a couple of stalls at the E&E Energy and Transport event on Friday and gave away lots of draught proofing materials and advice leaflets to students. We also attended the Southampton Hub Sustainability Festival on Saturday. During the […]

Draught-proofing at the Repair Cafe

   Photo credit: Ann MacGillivray During November we held DIY workshops in conjunction with Transition Southampton and their Repair Cafe at SOS Hardware, in Bitterne Park Triangle. On Saturday 2nd November there was a ‘Sew and Save’ curtain-lining workshop, where people brought along their unlined curtains and we helped them make a cosy thermal lining for the curtains to keep […]

Residents in Whitehill Bordon get ready for winter

On Saturday 16th November tEC’s energy advisors teamed up with the Whitehill Bordon Eco Town project to help local residents learn how to get their homes ready for winter. Residents who called in to see us at the town’s Eco Station came away full of new ideas and armed with the materials they needed to […]

Cosy Homes Roadshow at the Friends Meeting House

   In October the Cosy Homes Roadshow visited the Friends Meeting House in Southampton. Working with Southampton’s Quaker Group we held public drop-in events on Tuesday 1st and Saturday 5th October, providing DIY advice and free draught-proofing materials, to help people get their home ready for winter. To see what events we have coming up, have […]

Black Heritage Centre gets Energy Makeover

Faced with another year of expensive heating bills and a limited budget to spend on improving their building, members of Southampton’s Black Heritage Centre teamed up with the Environment Centre (tEC) last week to ‘do-it-themselves’. An action-packed day saw tEC’s energy advisors helping the group to draught proof external doors, fit temporary secondary glazing to […]

Visit the Cosy Homes Roadshow

October 1st and 5th – visit the Cosy Homes Exhibition and find out what you can do to make your home warmer and cheaper to heat. The Cosy Homes Exhibition offers a chance for local people to learn simple energy saving skills, try out products and take away free DIY materials. Big savings can be […]

tEC at the Southampton Mela

On Saturday 13th July we had a stand at the Southampton Mela festival in Hoglands Park. We spent the day chatting to people about energy efficiency and grants or loans available for insulation and new boilers. We also gave away free DIY energy efficiency resources and materials as part of our Energy Action Southampton project. If you […]

Energy Action Southampton at Environmental Rock

We attended Environmental Rock yesterday. Although the sunshine made it hard to think about cold and draughty winter evenings, lots of people took the opportunity to find out about simple DIY improvements they could make in time for next winter. If you would like to find out more about Energy Action Southampton, or energy efficiency in […]

Energy Action for Sure Start Mums

This week we held the sixth and final workshop of our pioneering ‘Energy Saving in the Home’ course, run in partnership with Sure Start (Lordshill, Shirley Warren & Coxford). With a packed itinerary of talks, hands-on practical activities and guest speakers, learners were taken on a virtual journey discovering a whole array of simple and […]