Launch of Weymouth Energy Advice Centre - Nov 2007
DEAC provides training and support for volunteer-run energy advice centres. We can also provide various other tools and resources. Working with volunteers enables DEAC to broaden the scope of its work, hence increasing the number of householders we can help to save energy, money and carbon. It also provides interesting opportunities for volunteers to learn more about environmental issues.
Volunteers are able to give basic energy advice and to point people in our direction to seek more detailed advice. Statistics show that households receiving energy advice save an average of £58 per year and half a tonne of carbon dioxide. So in Christchurch that’s a saving of £165,880 or 1412 tonnes of carbon dioxide!
There are now two groups of volunteers in Dorset. These are in Sturminster Newton and Weymouth. Each group is keen to recruit new members and we are keen to support new volunteer groups. We also work on other projects where opportunities for volunteers may arise. If you are interested in volunteering with DEAC please contact us.
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A new group has been formed by Transition Town Sturminster to provide energy advice across the Stour Valley. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
John Tomblin leads a group of volunteers who give advice in Weymouth Library. The service was launched in November 07 by the Mayor. John and his team are available to help you on Monday mornings between 10am and 12pm.
Christchurch Energy Advice Centre
We are sad to announce that the Christchurch Energy Advice Centre which has been run for many years by Colin Dewsnap has now closed. Many thanks to Colin and his team for their sterling work over the years, which has resulted in tens of thousands of people receiving free and independent advice on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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