In June 45 residents, staff and contractors from Wolverhampton Homes got a chance to try out the EcoTeams activities at an informal training session.
Gloria who attended the training said, “it was a very informative session and it’s important knowing how an individual can contribute to the environment in a positive way. It makes more difference when you do it in a group like this, rather than watching it on the TV.”
Top tips from the EcoTeams workshop:
- Think carefully when buying new electrical items – some can cost pounds more to run
- Sign up to the Wolverhampton Freecycle or Freegle network – where people can exchange things they’ve finished using with other people who want it.
- Use a flask to keep water from the kettle once it’s boiled, to stop wasting hot water.
- Stop using bottled water – it costs so much more than tap water
- Turn off everything at the socket when not in use
- Use the tumble dryer less
- Recycle more things, because it saves energy and natural resources.
Feedback from the event:
“Very enjoyable, learnt some new ideas”
“Very well presented and interesting”
Based on the success from the training, Wolverhampton Homes will be running further workshops in October with Global Action Plan, the charity behind EcoTeams. For more information about the workshops or to see how EcoTeams could work for your community group contact Plugin.