Green Drinks Leeds November 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (GMT)
Leeds, United Kingdom
The Green Deal
For November's Green Drinks, we continue to explore the most topical climate issue here in Leeds, namely that winter's on its way... with this in mind, we welcome George Munson who will be telling us about the Green Deal, a major initiative from the Department for Energy and Climate Change.
George is the Energy and Climate Change Manager at Leeds City Council. With his team of six people, he is responsible for developing and delivering energy efficiency and renewable energy programmes for domestic properties across the city, affordable warmth initiatives and the city's Climate Change Strategy. Ultimately, they aim to reduce CO2 emissions from all sectors by 40% by 2020 (around 3% pa) and support the Government's target to eradicate fuel poverty by 2016. No small task!
Prior to joining Leeds, George worked in regional climate change policy and delivery for Yorkshire Forward and the Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber, managed energy projects for a London borough and managed one of the Energy Saving Trust Energy Advice Centres.
George will outline the Government's new Green Deal programme, focussing on short and long term plans for Leeds. This will cover the recently announced £1.3m Green Deal Demonstrator and how you can access/promote the funds.
There will be the usual opportunities to network over a drink. We hope to see you there
Anzir and Alexis
INTERACTIVE: We will ensure there is a fully interactive session after the movie which will enable you to engage your grey matter to think and talk green to give more a workshop feel to the session.
NETWORKING: In addition to the panel, there will of course be the usual ‘Great Green Banter’ that we are renowned for both before and after the presentation, giving you plenty of time to network.
EVENT DETAILS: arrive & mingle from 6pm; speakers start around 7.15pm; conversation flowing until around 10. Feel free to pop in for a bit, or stay the whole evening - it's free & you only pay for your drinks.
Dates for your diary: Every 4th Tuesday of the month is our regular meeting date
What we are: Green Drinks Leeds is a free and informal event for everyone interested or working on environmental issues, one of around 750 worldwide, designed to facilitate conversation. All you pay for is your drink!
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Green Drinks Leeds
Green Drinks Leeds is a monthly social networking event for anyone in the Leeds area interested in green issues and the environment.
Whatever your perspective - business, community or government, academic, student or activist - Green Drinks Leeds is a great way to make new contacts, catch up with friends or just hangout with people who share your values.
As part of the international Green Drinks network - active in nearly 750 cities worldwide, we are a green social networking event in every sense - self-organising and organically-growing - so spread the word and see you at the next Leeds Green Drinks!
Find out more at: http://www.greendrinks.org/Yorkshire/Leeds