February Theme: Community Energy- Rev John Hughes of St. John's Sunshine
"Take one community asset – a south facing church roof, for instance, add a solar panel or two and before you know it you are helping to power a community. But what about the other energy that powers society – the creative energy of the people who live there? That energy, like sunshine or wind energy, is in every neighbourhood, but harnessing it and making it work for the benefit of all is a much greater challenge. In Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, St John’s Sunshine set out to do exactly that". Find out more at www.stjohnssunshine.org.uk
Our second event is taking place in the upstairs space at The Old Monkey (Portland Street), and we hope to see you there between 6.15 pm – 8 pm. John will be talking about what was the inspiration for starting a community energy project, how it has had a positive effect on the community, what the challenges of the project are and what St John’s Sunshine have in store for the future.
The short talk will be followed by informal networking.
Green Drinks is open everyone who has any interest in sustainability (academia, business, community, local government, student or member of the public). We want to create a supportive and positive place to chat with like-minded individuals, collaborate, and share advice that can help make our city, its businesses and its communities, become something that we can all be proud. Welcome.
To reserve your free place you can do so by registering.