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High Barnet Green Home Zone

Initiative number: 
386
Status: 
Official
Approximate number of members: 
20
Initiative type: 
Local Initiative
Initiative type: 
Local Coordinating Hub
Community type: 
City/Urban
Geographic region : 
South East
Geographic region : 
England
Geographic region : 
United Kingdom
Last updated: Monday, 11 March 2013

Address

High Barnet EN5 4HY
United Kingdom
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About

Following an identified need based on conversation with more than 50 high Barnet residents during Autmn 2009, volunteer local residents formed the High Barnet Green Home Zone (HBGHZ) as a CIC for the benefir of the local community with initial grant support from Lonodn Borough Barnet and training and resource assitance by Energy Savings Trust.  The HBGHZ ws officially launched in March 2010 at an Eco Event attended by 300 people and 10 participating organisations and companies in High Barnet Library Events Room.

The HBGHZ's objective is to provide a broad spectrum of local users with advice and guidance to enable them to reduce their energy use and carbon emissions and increase their environmnetal awareness in practical ways in their daily life.  Our work spans energy use, recycling, water conservations, shopping, travel, growing and community activities.  during the first 18 months, the HBGHZ has undertaken home visitis to residents and site visits to community facilities - schools and churches - to assess and discuss with the residents and users how their energy consumption might be improved and their energy bills and CO2 emissions reduced ad environmental performance improved.  We have also started a local Grower's Club with at an Allotment site.

A key part of the HBGHZ's strength is it's ability to provide independent and non-biased advise to the residents and community as a whole and empower people themselves to take responsibility for their own energy and environmental habits and consumption.  We also see that there is an opporutnity for a hwole new economy to grow around enabling people reduce their energy use, generate their own from renewable sources an shift their spending habits to choose less non-energy intensive products, which can in the long term be a positive outcome for the local employmnet and producers as well as the broad community and society.

Contacts

Primary point of contact: 
htcadams
Media point of contact: 
Gordon Miller
Web point of contact: 
Volunteer point of contact: 
htcadams

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