Delivering effective faith-based energy saving programmes

Start/Stop Date:
09 Nov 2016
Brussels Sustainable House Sa 26 Rue d'Edimbourg 1050 Bruxelles Belgium
Focus Areas:
Promote energy saving activities in the home
Type of Event:

Find out more about the Spirit project and consider how this type of initiative could be replicated elsewhere to help reduce energy use in homes across Europe.

Spirit is a project delivered by eight organisations in eight EU member states, who have been engaging, informing and working together with a wide range of faith groups to promote energy saving activities in the home. Members of these groups have been supported to become Spirit Energy Champions who are given free training in how to advise their local community on energy efficiency. Through the project, thousands of households across Europe have made pledges to change the way they use energy – resulting in measurable energy and carbon savings.

The session will reflect on the need and potential for the engagement of faith communities in the energy and climate agenda, and share some examples of this in action. It will feature short presentations from Spirit partners on their activities, experiences, results and lessons learned – including case studies from their engagement with faith groups across Europe. Based on the learning from the project, participants will also be offered guidance on  engaging faith communities on energy efficiency, potential challenges and how to overcome them, and Spirit resources available.  

The workshop is open to members of faith communities and those who work with them, as well as others who are interested in learning about the Spirit project and organising similar energy saving initiatives within the faith context. If this would be more applicable to a colleague please feel free to forward the invite on.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration via Eventbrite is essential: please click here to register.