End Climate Week by starting your own climate action project
The Community Energy Depot is a free 2 part workshop that will give you the skills, tools and support to build your own climate and energy project from the ground up. Facilitators include folks from the Calgary Tool Library, Open Streets Calgary, Energy Efficiency Alberta, Tuxedo Park Community Association, the Federation of Calgary Communities, and the Climate Leadership Program. They will all be sharing their experiences in creating their own projects and helping you with your own development.
Saturday, September 28, will be spent on learning about creating ideas, design thinking, concept testing and how to pitch a project. You’ll also hear several case studies based on successful projects. Lunch is included. Tuesday, October 1, will include a tour of the Bridgeland Tool Library, project management tools and an introduction to our online webinar tools. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or other device to the workshop, but can fully participate without one if they wish. Energy Depot is an opportunity for Calgarians (and area) to work on an idea or project that they would like to implement in their community.
These projects can vary from energy efficiency, climate action and projects that ultimately make our communities more sustainable.
The purpose of the Energy Depot is to provide tools, resources and support for participants to turn their idea into action. The Depot is an opportunity to work together with others in a two-day session that will provide the energy to make a sustainable future. Participants will also have the later opportunity to be a part of ongoing support webinars, and a peer mentor network. Those who complete the workshop sessions and the first webinar are eligible for project supporting grants and scholarships!
Please visit www.energy-depot.org to enroll.
Participation support is available to participants with family care, transportation or learning needs. Early registration (by Thursday Sept 19 is needed to ensure that we can provide these supports). We acknowledge that members of equity seeking communities face additional barriers when participating in programs such as the Energy Depot and we are committed to the equitable and inclusive treatment of all who take our programs.