ECO Eastleigh event Saturday 22 June
May 20, 2013
Eco Eastleigh is a new and exciting environmental event to promote Living a Greener Lifestyle which not only benefits the environment but is healthier and will save you money!
Energy Action Southampton at Environmental Rock
May 07, 2013
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.
Sign up now for Switch Hampshire!
May 03, 2013
Reduce your energy bills with Switch Hampshire
Energy Action for Sure Start Mums
May 02, 2013
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 cheap ways for their families to save money and help look after the environment.
Reduce your energy bills with Switch Hampshire
Apr 02, 2013
Switch Hampshire is the new collective switching service on offer for Hampshire residents. Residents may save between £60 and £200 per year!
School wins Scooter Pod for taking part in travel project
Mar 14, 2013
Congratulations to Newlands Primary School who won a Scooter Pod in the prize draw for schools who have registered on the ModeshiftSTARS system!
Spreading the word about STOP
Mar 07, 2013
Our outreach officer Kate has been out and about this week spreading the word about the STOP the Cold project. On Monday Kate visited two local organisations, the Basics Bank and Roast Out, both of which are helping to distribute STOP information and contact cards.
Hitting the Cold Spots helps hundreds
Mar 01, 2013
Since October 2012 HtCS has assisted over 600 Hampshire residents with information and advice, fixed over 50 heating systems, provided 75 oil-filled radiators, completed 160 home free home assessments and made over 500 referrals to partner organisations.
Energy Action Southampton Event
Feb 28, 2013
We have been working with Carers Together talking to their groups around Southampton.
We recently visited the Asian Carers group at the Third Age Centre, Cranbury Terrace. We gave a presentation about DIY energy saving, answered many questions and gave away lots of draught proofing kits. More than 20 front doors will be having an energy efficiency makeover thanks to this event! Many thanks to Carers Together for welcoming us into their groups.
Keeping warm helps keep you well
Feb 27, 2013
Southampton City Council Press Release 20/02/2013
***Cold weather forecast for Hampshire this week***
Feb 19, 2013
The Met Office are forecasting cold weather across Hampshire this week.
Public FoE "Energy we can all afford?" event- 1st March
Feb 18, 2013
Friends of The Earth (Test Valley) invite you to an event on the 1st March 2013.
STOP the cold and keep warm in Southampton
Jan 25, 2013
Help during the cold weather
Jan 16, 2013
Snow is forecast for Hampshire on Friday (18th Jan). Do you know anyone who could need help to stay warm? Call us on freephone 0800 804 8601.
FREE Fuel Poverty info sessions
Jan 11, 2013
Free Fuel Poverty information sessions for outreach workers and volunteers working in Southampton. 11 Feb / 22 & 25 Mar.
FREE Energy Best Deal Sessions
Jan 11, 2013
FREE Energy Best Deal advice sessions for outreach workers and volunteers working in Southampton. 30 Jan / 22 Feb.
Helping Hampshire residents keep their homes warm
Sep 26, 2012
Hampshire County Council is once again helping older and vulnerable people to stay warm this winter by building on last year’s successful ‘Hitting the Cold Spots’ campaign.
Eco-Education Latest News
Jul 20, 2012
Schools are breaking up for the summer holidays and, looking back, it’s been a busy school year for tEC’s environmental education programme. This year we’ve made 30 visits to schools, reaching more than 4000 children and young people.
Government grants available to help you keep warm
Jul 12, 2012
Government funded grants of up to £3,500 (and up to £6,000 in areas where there is no mains gas) are available to homeowners and private tenants receiving certain income-related benefits, to help them keep warm and save money on energy bills.
Fuel Poverty Information Session
Jun 19, 2012
tEC will be delivering a series of Fuel Poverty information sessions for outreach workers and volunteers working in Southampton.
May 24, 2012
We have a new opportunity for a Volunteer Energy Advisor at our Southampton office.
Enviro Champs: Making Southampton a cleaner, greener city
Feb 28, 2012
Only four weeks left until the end of this year’s Enviro Champs project, where local students are helping to make Southampton a cleaner, greener city.
Hitting the cold spots
Feb 22, 2012
Hampshire County Council is helping to keep residents safe and warm this winter, and in the future, through the delivery of 50,000 'hitting the cold spot' packs.
Mayor of Southampton helps spread some winter warmth
Feb 20, 2012
Stop the Cold is a cool initiative that helps Southampton residents keep warm during the winter by offering help and advice to older and vulnerable people.
New research shows sustainable development can bring economic growth to the south
Nov 16, 2011
An EU-funded project led by Hampshire-based consultancy, The Environment Centre, is unveiling three years of international research at a conference on ‘Solutions for Implementing Sustainable Construction’ (SISCo) at the University of Southampton next week.
Keith Taylor MEP to speak at tEC conference
Nov 07, 2011
the Environment Centre (tEC) is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the SISCo project closing conference, 'Making Sustainable Attainable: development during recession'; Keith Taylor, Green MEP for the South East of England.
Making Sustainable Attainable: development during recession
Nov 01, 2011
Today planners face increasing challenges to balance economic and environmental development. Keeping up with changing definitions, policy and legal frameworks is vital to the implementation of sustainable buildings and the continuation of economic growth.
Greener Living in Millbrook
Aug 25, 2011
tEC works with Spectrum Housing Group to settle tenants into new eco-homes
Meeting the Climate Change Challenge: Empowering Your Community
Aug 12, 2011
With European governments committed to ambitious CO2 reduction targets, set against a backdrop of spending cuts and austerity measures, there are increasing calls for communities, governments and businesses to work together to make the transition to a low carbon economy.Whilst much has been done to encourage, oblige and cajole communities to act, it is evident that this is an on-going and complex challenge.
tEC's Fighting Fuel Poverty project helps 20,000 people in Southern England.
Aug 05, 2011
Fighting Fuel Poverty in Southern England - 20,000 people reached through tEC’s major fuel poverty project.
4th SISCo Newsletter now online
Apr 26, 2011
Read about the successes of the SISCo project during the last year in the newest installment of the SISCo newsletter.
Future work opportunities for businesses in Portsmouth
Mar 29, 2011
Portsmouth City Council and the Environment Centre (tEC) have organised an event for builders, tradespeople and suppliers to find out more about a new Portsmouth housing project, and to hear about future council work programmes and opportunities for work.
Free Home Energy Visits
Mar 22, 2011
tEC are pleased to announce their new project "Tackling Fuel Poverty in Southampton", funded by the Ebico Trust for Sustainable Development. tEC’s qualified energy advisors will be working with households in the St Mary’s and Shirley Warren areas of the city to help people save money on their fuel bills by becoming more energy efficient.
TrIsCo Newsletter Now Available
Mar 01, 2011
The second edition of the TrIsCo Newsletter is now available for download. The newsletter provides coverage of events in the partner regions as well as developments of the project.
Works start on innovative ‘eco-terrace’
Feb 18, 2011
Building works have started on a terrace house in Southsea to refurbish it into an eco-friendly, modern, family home.
84 Jubilee Road, an early twentieth century house, is owned by the council’s housing service and is being refurbished using the latest environmentally-friendly techniques.
Southampton Solar Cooperative Survey: Are you interested in affordable Solar Power?
Dec 22, 2010
Transition Southampton's Energy Group is currently researching the possibility of organising a solar bulk-buy initiative, together with The Solar Co-operative, Reading.
Food Hamper awarded to Ellie Robinson of Halterworth Primary School
Dec 21, 2010
Ellie Robinson from Halterworth Community Primary School in Romsey was the lucky winner of a hamper of local produce after her family demonstrated their knowledge about food in a competition run the Environment Centre (tEC).
Sustainable Development and Construction Training
Dec 03, 2010
As part of the SISCo project, the Environment Centre (tEC), in partnership with the Hampshire and Isle of White Planning Officers Group (HIPOG), is pleased to offer a new free programme of training in sustainable development and construction, starting in November 2010 and continuing through the first quarter of 2011.
tEC helps the South East on the Pathway to Zero Waste
Dec 02, 2010
tEC has successfully staged 4 workshops to encourage best practice in waste data throughout the South East.
Get a cosy house for free
Jul 22, 2010
Sign-up for free insulation and save money on your fuels bills.
If you live in Whitehill Bordon Eco-town, you could get FREE loft and cavity wall insulation that will REDUCE your fuel bills and can save you up to £265 a year.
Switch off your lights – it may save more than you think!
Jul 09, 2010
A study funded by the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London has discovered that the figure for carbon emissions used for policy analysis is 60% lower than it should be.
Clearing Lofts for Insulation
Jul 01, 2010
tEC are working together with local charity the Wheatsheaf Trust and Eastleigh Borough Council to help people overcome the ‘too much stuff’ barrier to loft insulation.
Progress in Fighting Fuel Poverty
Jul 01, 2010
We are now nearing the halfway point of our Fighting Fuel Poverty project, funded by the Scottish Power Energy People Trust.
Energy Workshops in Schools
Jul 01, 2010
Is energy saving on your school’s programme of study? If so, perhaps you would like to arrange a visit by tEC’s trained energy advisors.
tEC works towards Sustainability in the Community
Jul 01, 2010
tEC's West Sussex office is working alongside the Mid-Sussex Sustainability Partnership to deliver various community driven projects as part of their 'Sustainability in the Community' programme.
Read the latest SISCo newsletter!
Jun 30, 2010
The latest SISCo newsletter is now online! Please visit the Project Newsletters page to find out more about the progress of the project.
SISCo Netherlands Study Tour
Jun 30, 2010
The SISCo Study Tour of the Netherlands will take place on the 26th and 27th October 2010.
Find us on YouTube!
Mar 02, 2010
tEC now has a channel on YouTube where we will upload videos of our projects.
tEC helps Brownies Go Green!
Feb 10, 2010
the Environment Centre (tEC) are currently working with Brownie Packs across the New Forest to help the Brownies get their Environment Badge.
Learn about sustainable construction in Europe
Feb 09, 2010
As part of the SISCo (Solutions in Implementing Sustainable Construction) project, the Environment Centre has the opportunity to take guests to the Netherlands on a Study Tour.
SISCo Suppliers Directory
Dec 14, 2009
Promote your expertise and exhibit your products and services via our Sustainable Planning Centre - an online 'one-stop-shop'; a hub of information on sustainable construction suppliers, legislation, knowledge and techniques.