Meeting the community

On Saturday 23rd February we brought our Smart Denny project to the community with our first public event. The days and hours and weeks of preparation that go into making the day all of a sudden feel very worthwhile.
Denny High School STEM (@dennyhighSTEM) group pupils attended and facilitated the LED bulb table – giving away the FREE LED bulbs that we had purchased for community residents, while also providing visitors with invaluable information about the benefits of LED bulbs and ‘greener energy use’.
We had created an activity for the pupils which involved showing members of the public the savings (energy & cost) they can make from switching to LED light bulbs. Well done to all.. You were shining stars of the day!

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Home Energy Scotland Strathclyde & Central also came along to talk about energy saving tips in the home, and their #usingwaterwisely project..

Also present were Forth Valley Communities for Conservation, who talked to visitors about collaborating with  us at Smart Denny on delivering a Good Fuel session in the community.

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Kids visiting weren’t left out, and they had lots of fun solving word searches and showing their creative talents with HES colouring books… Cakes and juice on the day also brought smiles to faces.. and thanks have to go to Smart Denny family members for providing the home baking and constant flows of teas and coffees.

We also asked for your views on things like climate change, lowering carbon outputs & community impact, and energy saving.. Thanks to all who engaged.. Your voices are important to us.

 

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It’s fair to say that we had a steady flow of visitors, all who left with handfuls of freebies, and a great deal of  knowledgeable about energy savings.

“Really enjoyed the tablet and cakes!! Oh and the knowledge gained at the stalls was excellent and informative. congratulations all.”

“It was a great wee event!!”

“The pupils were terrific.. what a great event!”

“I’m so glad I came.. I feel much more informed.. Thanks for the lightbulbs – these are fantastic.. and they’re so bright.. Fabulous!”

 

Thank you to all who came… Until next time.
Smart Denny

 

 

Survey: Understanding energy use in the home.

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Hi everyone,
We would like you to participate in our survey. It should take no more than 3 minutes of your time. This survey will help us understand how people view their household energy use, bills and carbon footprint. It will also help up to know whether residents would like to participate in the development of a local energy project in the district of Denny and Dunipace.

As we begin this journey together, it is imperative for us that the journey is taken in collaboration with the people in our community. We all live here and we want to make it a better future for us all.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate.

Free LED’s for your home

Improving home energy efficiency is just one of the ways that we can help in the fight against climate change.
We have some LED’s to give out to local residents to help reduce household energy costs and reduce your carbon output. We will have these available at our upcoming event.
Date and Place of event TBC… Keep coming back here or pop onto our FB page for regular updates and to find out where to find us.

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Smart Denny: Householder behaviour baseline survey:

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We are developing a questionnaire which is intended to assist Smart Denny in developing ways in which we can offer advice and information on energy, food and carbon reduction.
Would you be interested in completing our survey questionnaire?
or
Would you like to help us develop a questionnaire, rather than answer one already made by others.

Please answer by going to our Facebook page and participating in the poll
(Apologies, for only offering two options, but this is all that facebook appears to allow on a page).

You are the experts of your household energy use, and so we would like you to help us work with you to develop ways in which we can use our energy more efficiently and reduce our carbon outputs.
By working together, learning together and finding solutions together, we can create better futures for ourselves, our families and our communities – together.
Thank you.