ECOTEAMS IN WEST BRIDGFORD

 

Are you concerned about climate change and environmental issues? If you are, and you’d like to know what else you can do…

 Make a real difference!  

Become an ECOTEAM PARTICIPANT

 

What’s it all about?

An EcoTeam is a group of 6-8 local people who meet to discover simple, effective changes for a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and is a great way to meet new people in your local area.  Previous members have

 

  • Cut household bills
  • Improved the environment
  • Received our newsletter
  • Lead a healthier lifestyle
  • Visited eco houses
  • Made new friends

 

No-one can do everything - but we can all do something!

 

Everyone is welcome - It doesn't matter if you’re already very green or not!  EcoTeams are easy, supportive and free to residents in Rushcliffe!

 

What’s required?

EcoTeam meetings are informal and very friendly. It takes just five monthly meetings to take the EcoTeam from start to finish.  We look at shopping ethically, saving resources, saving energy and traveling wisely and even have a celebration meeting!  Every participant receives our information folder which is filled with useful tips, web-links and information. And, if you’d like to be more than a participant, why not receive our one day training to become an EcoTeam Facilitator? (See Below)

 

With simple monitoring, you’ll also generate your own ‘before’ and ‘after’ results showing the effect of your more sustainable lifestyle.

When and where?

The meetings are held locally (usually within walking distance of participants’ homes) and on dates convenient to the participants.

 

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Train to become an ECOTEAM FACILITATOR

 

What’s required?

As an EcoTeam Facilitator, you don’t need to be an expert - you just need to be interested in taking simple actions on shopping ethically, saving resources, saving energy and traveling wisely.

 

Using the information and free resources from the training, you can help a team of about 6-8 people in your street, community group or club to reduce their ecofootprint.

 

A Facilitator simply helps to organise and run the 5 monthly meetings (up to 2 hrs each) that take the EcoTeam from start to finish. 

 

When and where?

Free 1 day training courses are regularly held in Nottingham City, Broxtowe, Rushcliffe and Gedling. Once you have signed up, you will be sent dates for the next available courses. (Your travel expenses will be reimbursed.)

 

Can I choose my own EcoTeam?

·         Yes, if you want to! You could invite people from your church group, youth group, sports club, parents’ and toddlers’ group, club for retired people, your street, residents’ group, neighbourhood watch group: the list is endless!

OR

·         Global Action Plan can help you to create a team from our waiting list of would-be EcoTeamers. 

 

Funded by: Broxtowe Borough Council, Gedling Partnership, Nottingham Green Partnership, Nottinghamshire County Council, Rushcliffe Borough Council.

 

What next?

For more information on joining an EcoTeam or training to be a facilitator, please contact Global Action Plan on: 0115 978 4697 or nottingham@globalactionplan.org.uk