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Faith and Power Communications Toolkit

This Toolkit has been produced  by London Sustainability Exchange (LSx), to provide insights of working with cultural groups in the context of energy saving. To access the Toolkit click here. 

Hosuing Quality Mark Assessment

Lsx's very own Thiago Haberli is fully qualified to carry out an HQM assessment. To find out more, check out the infosheet

 

Green Mosques 2016-17

Aims:

This winter, LSx are running a new Green Mosques project aiming to help the Islamic community across London: 

- Access the Priority Service Register (UK Power Networks), ensuring those that need electricity the most get priority. 

- Switch tariff, supplier of payment method, and benefit from savings of up to £360.

- Find out more about Smart Meters (how they work and how you can benefit). 

- Work together to save energy with tips and tricks.

 

Who is involved?

Our community partners who will be reaching out to 35 mosques over the coming months:

- Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IFEES).

- Enfield Somali Association (SECCA).

- Madani Girl's School.

 

How can I get involved?

As a mosque, Islamic organisation, or energy champion, there are opportunities to:

- Contribute to the Green Mosques and Smart Energy social media campaign

- Assist your local Mosque or Islamic centre in organising events, talks, Khutbas

- Help friends, family and neighbours save money on their fuel bills

- Assist the most vulnerable in your community by ensuring they sign up to the Priority Service Register

- Benefit from Energy Champion training with LSx

- Save energy, money and benefit from a warmer home with DIY retro-fits

 

Download an infosheet here. To take part and get hold of our communications pack:

Contact Ben Hudson; b.hudson@lsx.org.uk  

 

Eco-Audits

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) are offering fully-funded Eco-Audits and tailored
support packages to third sector organisations as part of the City Bridge Trust initiative to
help Green the third sector, improving both organisational performance and reducing
environmental impact.Eco-Audits

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) are offering fully-funded Eco-Audits and tailored support packages to third sector organisations as part of the City Bridge Trust initiative to help Green the third sector, improving both organisational performance and reducing environmental impact.

 

Click here to find out more about LSx's response to the Ofgem Consultation on "Allocation of voluntary redress payments in the context of enforcement cases"


Faith and Power with UKPN

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) are offering fully-funded Eco-Audits and tailored
support packages to third sector organisations as part of the City Bridge Trust initiative to
help Green the third sector, improving both organisational performance and reducing
environmental impact.Eco-Audits

This work was undertaken to help UK Power Networks develop customer insight to strengthen relationship with customers, answer broad strategic questions, and deliver business change. 

It is important to identify messages and have trusted messengers that will best resonate with culturally diverse and vulnerable customers in order to understand customer willingness to support energy efficiency through new technology such as smart meters and increase your priority register, among other things.

- A short online survey to 1025 Londoners was commissioned through Populus explored experience and concern of power cuts; attitudes to resilience; energy efficiency behaviours and social capital.

- Short Qualitative interviews were held with members of 10 members of London’s Islamic community

As a reuslt of this work, UK Pwer Networks were able to realease this research publication, about their relationship with their diverse customers.

 

Energising London

With 2014 being declared the warmest year on record, it is clear that climate change is here to stay and likely to cause significant impact on all our lives. People who live and work in our capital, enable London to thrive and therefore their transition towards sustainable lifestyles is the key to manage our resources and build a progressive future.

Over the past ten years we have been working on our Energising London programme – supporting those in fuel poverty as well as those who wish to reduce how much energy they use in their homes.

 

Supporting those in fuel poverty

More recently we worked with 26 energy champions from 10 different food banks across London, fitting energy saving retrofit materials with an estimated combined carbon saving of 9631 kg of CO2 per year (£3,308 equivalent).

 

“For example food bank guests come from social services with a housing problem. No-one has asked them about energy debt before”

- Volunteer from Haringey Food bank

 

Through our Smart Homes programme in 2015, we have worked with 44 community groups reaching out to over 370,000 people across 3 Boroughs with: 

  • 5934 being reached through events and drop-in sessions,
  • 28086 reached through newsletters and emails,
  • 6710 leaflets distributed and,
  • 280,388 reached through social media activities

 

“We’ve been pleased to assist LSx in promoting the Smart Homes grants to members of the community. It opened up a dialogue we wouldn’t normally have with our service users about energy efficiency and home improvements.”

- Laura, Voluntary Action Walthamstow

 

Warmer Homes Brent

We worked with local group Community Health Action Trust (CHAT) to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce energy bills of vulnerable householders in the London Borough of Brent. 11.6% of households in the Brent estimated to be in fuel poverty, it is the third most affected London borough.  

Key findings and Results

  • 167 participants (85%) reported improved thermal comfort in their home
  • Total carbon savings of approximately 67.9 tonnes/yr
  • Total financial savings of approximately £22,000 /yr
  • Participants took on more sustainable habits as a result of this project.

 

"CHAT worked with LSX to introduce and support our clients in efficient water and energy consumption to support green environment.  A project which is helping us all to save energy, keep the environment green and above all save us money.  Our volunteers and the community love this project and we look forward to sharing it with as many people as we can from now on as this is a project which needs to be embraced by all". - William Gemegah, Executive Director, Community Health Action Trust

 

Energising Brent

London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) worked with local community organisations in Brent to build capacity for behaviour change to help Brent’s communities live a more sustainable lifestyle. The project continually educated residents about the impact of transport, food selection, waste, and energy and water usage. LSx has also been closely involved in helping each community develop tailor-made action plans and support them to educate others on the problem.

Overall programme outreach was 3700 with:

  • 10 different community groups took part.
  • 2410 being reached through community events.
  • 947 being reached through existing social gatherings.
  • 343 People contacted through follow up surveys.

 

"I’m sure all these ideas will make a big difference to us and help us save energy almost every day”

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