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Zero Carbon Yorkshire & Solar-Active | STEM sessions For Young People

In January 2021, Zero Carbon Yorkshire received funding from Leeds Community Foundation. In partnership with local Sheffield charity, Solar-Active (Schools & Homes Energy Education Project), this funding was used to develop online workshops for young people focused on renewable energy technologies and STEM.

In February-April, Solar-Active successfully ran these virtual sessions, which saw young people (ages 8-14) build solar cars from a car kit. They were asked to apply algebra and geometry in useful ways e.g., finding the centre of a circle to make the car wheels.

They will continue to offer these sessions. They are seeking participants from teachers, parents, young people, youth groups, and anyone doing online learning at home. The sessions are aimed at KS3/KS4 (7+ would require collaborative work with another older child or parent/guardian to build the car).

Contact for our online registration form and further details.

Job Opportunity: Senior Environment Officer | University of Nottingham

Salary: £30,942 to £40,322 per annum
Duration: Permanent, Full time
Deadline: Tuesday 25th May

University of Nottingham is seeking to fill this key role within the Sustainability Team, who will support the delivery of the University’s strategic sustainability ambition.

They are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to work across all University sites leading on the development, implementation, and management of their Environmental Management system.

Hope Valley Climate Action’s Climate Fair | Volunteers Needed

On Sunday 18th July, HVCA will be hosting a Climate Fair on the Bamford Rec.

There is still quite a lot of work that needs doing to make sure it happens.  They are still looking for volunteers - particularly anyone prepared to take on organising entertainment for children, or adults. 

If this could be you, please email

‘Let’s Go Eco’ Interactive House

‘Let’s Go Eco’ is an interactive, animated house that’s based on the footprint and energy use of a typical three-bedroomed semi-detached house.

While you explore the house and garden, you can choose various energy efficiency improvements from insulation to low carbon heating technologies. Your money and carbon savings are added as you go along. You can also learn about easy ‘planet friendly’ lifestyle changes.

At the end, you can generate a summary report of your activity. They have developed supplementary mini-guides for further information.

Developed by Nottingham Creative Agency, Rusty Monkey, the tool was funded by Nottingham Trent University’s Enabling Innovation Fund and Nottingham Energy Partnership (NEP).

Eco Home for Sale in Nottingham

There is a unique opportunity to purchase an Eco Home next door to the Hockerton Housing Project, a world-renowned sustainable development.  Nestled in the rural village of Hockerton, near Southwell, this 2 or 3 bedroom home is one of the most energy efficient homes in the UK.

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