Powering up for Powerdown

Powering up for Powerdown 
Community Powerdown
06.07.09


A new website to help communities reduce the carbon footprint of their village or town was launched today (Monday 6 July).


The Community Powerdown consortium website will allow its twenty-seven member community organisations to share information between themselves, their partners, Community Energy Scotland; the Development Trust Association Scotland and the wider world.


Community Powerdown is a group of communities from the farthest and remotest island of Fair Isle to Langholm in the Borders.  Each group has the common goal of reducing the carbon footprint of their community through projects such as: looking at energy efficiency measures; renewable energy installations; local food production and electric transport.


To achieve this most of the communities have appointed a project officer who will work with individual householders and community organisations in their area to reduce carbon emissions. 


You can visit the website at:  www.communitypowerdown.org.uk


Communities can find details about how they can make a difference to their community’s carbon footprint on the website. Community Powerdown was established and is co-ordinated by Community Energy Scotland.  The project is funded by the Climate Challenge Fund which is administered on behalf of the Scottish Government by Keep Scotland Beautiful.