SE24 Raising Awareness at Herne Hill Market

Sustainable Energy 24, SE24, at the Herne Hill Market

SE24, now officially a certified Community Benefit Society, had a successful and fun day yesterday at the Herne Hill Market. With a sustainable energy-themed spin the wheel game for kids and free cycle-powered smoothies for all we really did attract a lot of attention! But beyond the fun and games it was amazing to spend the time talking to people about SE24, solar panels and our plans. Most importantly, it was very encouraging to find so many people supportive of the project. 

We had people fill in a survey that will give us useful feedback so thank you to anyone who took the time to fill one out. Overwhelmingly, it seems like most everyone was in-favour of third party groups investing and installing panels on local community buildings such as schools and churches. There was strong encouragement of SE24 to invest profits into tackling fuel poverty and educating kids about sustainable development. Despite such support, most people are not able to install panels on their own homes (due in part to not being the roof owner) and do not have energy-efficiency measures in place at home. 

These answers provide fuel to our progress since we know that energy efficiency measures can seem like a daunting and costly investment for personal homes - which is why SE24 will continue to push for the normalisation of community energy projects on schools and community buildings. 

You will be happy to hear that we are in the process of confirming the installation of several projects on local schools. So don't hesitate to request it at your own school and spread the word about a growing movement that has had much success across the country. 

If you are interested in finding out more about SE24, the techinicalities and finances of installing solar panels, a word of support from local MP Helen Hayes and discussing this all further, please come to our Campaign Launch this Sunday 12th July, 6:30-8:30pm. Please ask for an invitation to attend:

Enjoy the sun!

Best wishes,