Energy-saving measures and renewable technologies will be the focus of an upcoming event hosted by Stamford’s transition town group.
Sustainable Stamford will put on its first Bright Green Energy Show at Stamford Arts Centre from March 7 to 12.
The free show, which will combine an exhibition with evening events, will look at a range of topics to do with saving energy and helping the environment. Specialist businesses will put a range of energy-saving and generating products on display, and will be on hand throughout the week to offer advice.
There will also be a chance to see the new Nissan Leaf electric car outside the arts centre on March 11. And Stamford and Bourne MP Nick Boles (Con) plans to be there the following day. Mr Boles has already supported the group’s draught busters scheme.
Sustainable Stamford member John Yard said: “Whatever your views on climate change, saving energy saves money too, so there will be something for everyone at the Bright Green Energy Show.
“The show comes in the wake of the Climate Change Conference held in Paris in December of last year where, for the first time in many years, there is hope and optimism that world leaders are at last taking climate change very seriously and that the political will is there to make greater inroads into binding agreements to cut our carbon emissions.
“Think Global: Act Local could not be a more apt maxim for the group at this time.”
The show will be open from 10am to 8pm daily. All the evening events will be held in the gallery between 7pm and 9pm, and the programme includes a launch reception on March 7, a selection of films on the environment and sustainable living on March 8 and an illustrated talk on low energy design and construction, including the Whitwell Passivhaus, designed by group member and architect Tony Godwin, on March 11.
Pupils from Malcolm Sargent Primary School and Copthill School are hard at work building model wind turbines for the event.
The show is sponsored by Orangehouse Renewables of Stamford, which specialises in heat pumps; Spectrum Energy Systems from Worksop, which is a wind power specialist; and Maurice Debbage of Whitwell, the show’s graphic designer.