Weâ€™ve had an exciting, busy summer at Easton Energy Group. We are still based in the Bristol City Council Warm Up Bristol Show Home. In May, The Good Gym came to help us sort out our back garden, since then weâ€™ve been holding weekly Digging in the Dirt gardening sessions. Â As an alternative to shopping, weâ€™ve been holding monthly Clothes Swaps, a brilliant way to refresh your wardrobe without actually adding to it (if you donate more than accept you can avoid more clutter), the clothes which havenâ€™t been swapped get donated to charities. We participated in the Easton Arts Trail showcasing some of our own CHEESE art as well as artwork created by local schoolchildren.
Nigel Walker of Easton Energy Group was nominated for an Earth Champions award, we shared this accolade with inspirational organisations and individuals working hard to make the planet a better place.Â Partnering with Cycletricity we helped to power the sound stage at Bristolâ€™s Harbour Festival. We have been working hard in our community, not only promoting retrofitting and energy efficiency measures, but also with Up Our Street on events like the Railway Path Party, Making Sunday Special on Stapleton Road and the #tidyBS5 campaign.
We started Low Carbon Gardening, and launched the Energy Sparklers Toolkit which EEG developed with Streets Alive for Bristol City Council. We held our first Pop Up Persia CafÃ© at the Show Home in August, and due to its success, will be holding a few events of this nature this Autumn. Weâ€™ll continue our Clothes Swaps, switch back our Tuesday mornings to Knit and Natter about energy, and hold our first joint event with Acorn Bristol designed for renters with workshops around how to Make Your Home Cosy on the 19th of September. EEG has also been working on the CHOICES project which will also be having an event on that day.