Community Energy Fortnight 2023
Community Energy Fortnight (CEF) is a vibrant nationwide campaign reaching thousands of people and involving hundreds of organisations and it is a great opportunity to make your organisation's activities visible within the local community and show the rest of the sector, and important stakeholders, what community energy is all about. It will also focus on skill-sharing within the sector to help us do even better. CEF 2023 will run from 10 - 23 June.
If you're intrigued to find out what events are already running, the CEF 2023 activity calendar is now live!
All the resources for this year's campaign are on the resources page here.
A big thank you to our sponsors Thrive Renewables.
This year we are offering an exhibitor package, giving you online branding opportunities before and during the fortnight, as well as an exhibition stand at our summer conference, in September. The conference will be an in-person event (date and venue will be announced very soon). For more information about our exhibitor package please get in touch with Kim Woodcock.
Great Big Green Week
The first week, 10-18 June, coincides with the Climate Coalition's 'Great Big Green Week'. Many of you did great public events in the lead up to COP26 in 2021. It focusses on showing politicians what great work is happening locally and urging them to get the government to step up with better delivery on climate goals, including supporting local climate action and community energy. Please consider doing a public event (a discussion, workshop, guided tour..) or having a presence at one that's already happening, inviting your MP to attend and lobbying them for more support for community energy. Visit the GBGW website for brilliant how to resources and to register your event.
We also want to use the fortnight to influence the skills environment in which community energy organisations operate by equipping and encouraging them to overcome barriers and start new or expand existing activities. Our goals are to:
- Develop new resources to address skill gaps
- Raise awareness of resources and training opportunities
- Encourage practitioners to connect with groups who have the skills and expertise they need.
We are inviting you, and your organisation, to help strengthen our community energy learning so we can connect, perform better and contribute to improving and expanding the skill set and training provision within the sector.
We have produced a range of resources to help you get involved with Community Energy Fortnight - these are you now available to download from this page. We will add resources, news and events as the Fortnight takes shape over the coming weeks.
For all Community Energy Fortnight inquiries please contact Kim Woodcock.