Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

Technical innovation alone will not achieve carbon reduction targets. Can community initiatives create behaviour change by establishing pro-environmental norms, challenging habits and increasing people’s confidence to act?

This event aims to analyse the role that community initiatives can play in the reduction of personal energy demand. It will focus on the ways in which community initiatives decide which audiences to engage, how they communicate their aims and what this means for their effectiveness. It will include discussion of emerging results from the University of Southampton’s UK Research Council-funded Energy and Communities project, and community organisers’ experiences in Steyning and Winchester. Further details at energy.soton.ac.uk/communities.

This event is for people involved in organising energy saving / low carbon community initiatives, as well as policy makers and academics. There will be ample time for group discussion and networking.

Free, but booking essential at events@winacc.org.uk. Phone calls to 01962 827083 (not to the Discovery Centre).

Free vegetarian buffet lunch. If you have any special needs or dietary requirements, please let us know when you register.

The Discovery Centre is best reached by train (a short walk from Winchester station) or Park and Ride bus (winchesterparkandride.co.uk). Please note there will be no parking at the Discovery Centre.