Power Calderdale

How can our economy thrive when we also need to reduce our fossil fuel use? How do we reduce inequality against a backdrop of austerity?

Calderdale needs a strong, balanced economy. How can we work together to empower people and promote fair and equal opportunities?

Hear more about our projects. Be inspired by best practice from elsewhere. Help us plan for a sustainable future.

You are welcome to book a place just at our morning session on Business & Economy; just at our afternoon session on People & Place – or a place for both if you can come all day.

Morning Session (9.30 – 12.30) : Business and Economy

  • Cutting Costs, Cutting Carbon. Dru Widdowson, 6C + Local Business Case Study
    When you are looking to cut your energy bills and reduce air pollution; where should you start? Who can help?
  • District Heating in Halifax. Ben Adey-Johnson, ARUP
    Cheaper bills, cleaner heating and local profits. It sounds great – but installing district heat means laying a completely new piping network down throughout our Town Centre. Do the benefits outweigh the headaches? Feasibility work is underway at present – come along to find out more.
  • Cleaning up Buildings. Darren Garner, SSE
    17% of our carbon emissions come from buildings. It’s hard to know where to start with cleaning up these assets – and heritage buildings are particularly tricky to get right. SSE will share a range of UK case studies to explain what technologies can help – and what the payback is like for your investment.
  • Resource Efficiency Funding. Vincent McCabe, Leeds City Region

Leeds City Region (LCR) are currently offering grant funding and support to help small and medium-sized businesses identify and invest in measures which cut CO2 and waste. Could their funding help you?

Afternoon Session (13.30 – 16.00) : People and Places

  • Climate Change and Public Health Impacts. Paul Butcher, Calderdale Council
  • Transport Detox. Mary Farrar, Calderdale Council

It’s impossible to talk about cutting CO2 without talking about transport – it’s responsible for 24% of our collective carbon footprint.

  • Calderdale – A Place That Floods. Amanda McDermott, Slow the Flow Calderdale

There is a huge amount of cross-agency collaboration and investment going on to protect Calderdale and make us more resilient. This includes work to make communities stronger and to improve both the rural and urban environment to provide natural flood management.

Could flooding turn out to be a positive force – could it actually make Calderdale a stronger, greener place?

  • Green Value. Moy Cash, Calderdale Council

So; we need to encourage people to exercise more. Improve mental health. Build stronger communities. Increase the economic value of our towns and houses. Cut Council spending. Increase biodiversity. And improve education.

That’s a big shopping list, but the evidence is mounting that engaging people in improving green spaces delivers all of the above objectives.

For full details and to book your place, please take a look at the Power Calderdale Eventbrite page.

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