Experience on placement by Daniel Key
Vivi Marinou spent her Leonardo Placement in the Azores working with the Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) Azores in Terceira. It is an international network, part of the United Nations RCE which aims at promoting education for sustainable development.
Solena George went on a Leonardo Placement to Portugal to work at the Berlengas Biosphere Reserve. She worked as part of the UNESCO programme of Education for Sustainable Development. Find out what she got up to during her time abroad.
Wiltshire has an established affordable warmth partnership, however this has always been ad-hoc due to sporadic funding. This year an Affordable Warmth Officer has been established in the council to ensure a consistent and strategic approach to fuel poverty in the county.
Generate, undertake and collate household energy data and behaviour change information for households. To provide tailored and targeted advice to householders on energy saving and energy efficiency in the home including a follow up report.
A partnership between Luminus Group, Peterborough Environment City Trust and Change Agents UK has seen over 400 properties benefit from energy efficiency advice across Huntingdonshire.
The "Norwich Big Switch and Save" is the largest local authority driven collective switching auction in the UK to date, and continues to go from strength to strength.
BHRUT NHS Trust partnered with Change Agents UK to hire a recent graduate as Communications and Training Officer to engage the Trust’s 6000+ staff on sustainability. Staff have rallied and taken ownership of the cause, resulting in real action to reduce energy consumption and waste in the hospital.
Energy Action 4 Rutland is Change Agent UK's flagship Fuel Poverty and Domestic Energy Efficiency project. It has won the DECC's 2012 National Community Footprint Award, produced two 'National Heat Heroes' and the model has now been adopted in 23 Local Authorities across the UK.