West Yorkshire: Informal Show / Show - Sunday July 12th 2009

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West Yorkshire: Informal Show / Show - Sunday July 12th 2009

Postby sure_andy » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:18 pm

Hi All

SURE (SUstainable and REnewable Energy in Wharfedale) is having another of its popular 'Energy Days' in Otley, West Yorkshire on Sunday July 12th 2009. This time with a transport theme.

What we'd like is to be able to inspire and enthuse people about using EVs as a viable and green means of getting about - and we're asking for your help..

If you live near Otley in West Yorkshire - or even if you don't :) - perhaps you'd like to come along for the day and join in the fun and the buzz of our exhibition / info stands / mini trade fair.

If the Battery Vehicle Society would like a stand then just let me know - I think that would be a great idea..

.. and if you have a contact at a low emissions vehicle supplier it would be great if you gave them a call or passed their contact details along to me ..

The website for the SURE community group is SURE-energy(dotorgdotuk) - you'll find lots of energy tips and you can read about our great projects.

Contact me if you'd like to come along or want more info..

Thanks
Andy
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SURE Energy Day - Sunday 12th July 2009

We're having another SURE Energy Day to follow on from the very successful event in February. We know that several very good sales leads were generated from the day.

This next event will be a larger, longer affair and we can expect some good coverage in the local media.
It will have a transport theme in addition to the renewable energy stands.

As before the Energy Day will be held at the attractive Otley Courthouse venue -otleycourthouse(dotorgdotuk).
This has some great facilities including a cafe and a bar and a very sunny courtyard area.
It's centrally located in Otley and it very well known in the locality.

Here's the outline plan for the Energy Day:

    Trade stands from renewable energy system suppliers - with some working systems
    Energy Savings Trust with an 'eco driving simulator' and a 'Smarter Driving' seminar
    Some eco vehicles suppliers
    LCC Fuelsavers info stand
    A 'Grants Clinic'
    WYPTE / Metro information stand
    SURE Energy stand - SUstainable and REnewable Energy in Wharfedale
    A rolling film screening of relevant films
    some fun stuff for younger ppl ..
    and its now been confirmed that one of the three new Leeds City Council biomethane fuelled refuse trucks will be on display at the exhibition..



We'll be publicising the event widely though our growing mailing list, on posters throughout the local area, with a large banner advert in town and through the local press - which is increasingly interested in the SURE Group and its successful projects.


How SURE is growing ..

SURE has recently set up an Energy Auditing team which is now offering free audits of community buildings in the locality. We see this as a way of inspiring people to look at renewable energy sources - and to tap into the available grants.

SURE and Otley Town Council have worked together to persuade Leeds City Council Libraries to pilot a loan scheme for Energy Monitors in Otley prior to rolling it out city wide. Leeds City Council Libraries have now asked for a presentation from SURE to help them look at energy efficiency measures.

SURE recently put on a well-attended screening of the Age of Stupid climate change film. This event had stalls from some of the climate change campaigning groups and a panel discussion afterwards.

SURE is working with a local corporate video company to create a video diary / documentary of a whole house eco-refurb project. This is being filmed in a 'Grand Designs' style and will be put up on YouTube and offered to local TV stations.

SURE was invited to exhibit at the Spring Conference of the Town and Parish Councils in the Leeds area. At that event at the Leeds Civic Hall an officer from the Leeds City Council Climate Change section enquired about SURE giving a talk to an assembly of Leeds City Council City Councillors.

Indeed, some of the City Councillors are already contacting SURE to help them find suitable projects for them to give away money to (5 figure sums)..

In addition Andy Walker is increasingly being asked to give talks and presentations to local groups..
.. and local schools are now inviting SURE to be part of their renewable energy planning.


Best regards,
Andy

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Chair, SURE - SUstainable and REnewable Energy for Wharfedale
Web: SURE-energy(dotorgdotuk)
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General Enquiries: 0845 890 1426

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Postby ChrisB » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:56 pm

Hi Andy

Thanks for the invite, hopefully we'll be able to supply someone to come along with a lecy vehicle or two.

Its a little to far for myself but we have members all over the country 8)

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SURE Energy Day - call for EV owners to join us

Postby sure_andy » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:44 am

Hi there Chris

Thanks for this -- and great that some people will be able to join us with their vehicles.

Would the Society like a table to put some information on - or maybe you have some posters you'd like to have displayed.

My intention in all of this is to get people thinking about alternative ways to travel about - particularly ways that don't rely on fossil fuel.

I think the Energy Day will be lots of fun and there's some very enthusiastic people here in Otley for all things green.

Cheers
Andy

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Postby retepsnikrep » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:11 am

Depending on if I'm working I might bring my Phev Lithium Insight to this if that's acceptable?
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Phev Lithium is the way to go ..

Postby sure_andy » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:37 am

That sounds great -- excellent in fact

When might you know if you're able to come along.
Do you have a poster describing your vehicle -- could we make one otherwise to say put in the windows so ppl can understand what the car is capable of ??

I might even get tempted to think about one myself ..

Cheers
Andy

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Postby retepsnikrep » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:47 am

I'll know when I get back to work after my holiday, so not for another couple of weeks. I've got an A4 leaflet explaining what's what.
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Postby ChrisB » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:24 am

I'm not sure who the events person is currently as we've just had a agm,

I''ll drop our secretary a note and see if we can get it out a bit more.

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Postby sure_andy » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:09 am

Hi to ChrisB and 'retepsnikrep'

The planning for our Energy Day is going swimmingly (do ppl still say that?:))

It would be good to have an update on your thinking and in particular if you're able to attend.

I can make space for several cars if you'd like to bring them and also an info stand / poster display - just let me know what you'd like.

Some information beforehand about the cars that will be there would be very excellent - then I can put that out to attract more ppl..

Cheers
Andy

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Postby retepsnikrep » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:08 pm

How long is it? Times? I might be able to come for morning and a bit of the afternoon.
Regards Peter

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SURE Energy Day - July 12th - 10 till 4pm - Otley Courthouse

Postby sure_andy » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:19 pm

Hi there

Thanks for your reply - the event is on from 10 - 4 (set up from 9am).

You'd be very welcome for any part of the day - and I think ppl will be very interested to see your fine vehicle and understand the advantages of battery powered cars..

Is there a webpage / downloadable info about your car ??
I'd like to tell people about it..

Thanks
Andy


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