Climate Week 21st – 25th March
The StAndEN team took part in climate week with great gusto by holding drop in surgeries at the Cosmos Centre and three days at KK Electrics not to mention talking to people on the streets of St Andrews. Over this one week period StAndEN generated many leads to follow up on and spoke with hundreds of people advising on the use of powerdowns for television and computers. During this time 960 TV powerdowns were handed out and 460 PC powerdowns. Instruction where applicable was explained to individuals, which was very much appreciated.
SHELTERED HOUSING GROUP
On Wednesday 9th March StAndEN Champions Lynn and Anne spoke to a delightful group of residents at the Scooniehill Centre. Following the powerpoint presentation residents asked many, many questions about their home heating queries and intimated their delight in the information that we were able to give them. A total of 6 follow up visits from the presentation were asked for. During the talk the residents were told that the first person to answer the next question would win a prize. A delighted Helen answered a question about thermal imaging correctly and won a jug kettle. However all were winners today, going away with a little more helpful tips and gadgets to reduce their energy costs.
St Andrews Arthritis Group 23rd February
The St Andrews Energy Network had the pleasure of giving an energy efficiency presentation to the local Arthritis Group in the town hall on Wednesday 23rd February. What a great success it was with the St Andrews Energy Network getting several leads to follow up with home visits and information.
Throughout the evening we talked about radiator panels and their benefits, changing to low energy light bulbs and the different types of insulations to name just a few things. Also of course we mentioned the energy efficiency tips and just how to save money too!!
We finished the evening off with a chance to see the energy efficiency gadgets etc on display and everyone got a free TV and PC powerdown if they wanted one.
We had a lovely cup of coffee and biscuits and were very well recieved indeed so thanks so much to the Arthritis group particularly Marjory Fenton and Ken Crichton. We look forward to returning next year.
Community Council Coffee Morning / January 2011
This event was held once again in St Andrews Town Hall. The event was reasonably well attended and as before the StAndEN team were on hand to give energy efficiency advice to anyone with questions and to make follow up appointments to meet with residents in St Andrews in their own homes. A good number of leads were made and the Champions have taken measures since then to help solve any queries that these individuals may have had be it from inadequate insulation to discussing how they can reduce energy costs.
In addition to the above events, the champions have been out in the streets following up enquires from the Home Insulation Scheme and
creating their own leads, in order to encourage and help St Andrews residents to SAVE ENERGY – SAVE MONEY – STAY WARM.
Links have been initiated with Madras college, with the Quakers and with individuals- both students and local residents.
Leaflets have been placed in prominent places, such as the Costa Coffee shop in Market Street and in the local Council offices.
November 27th-28th -- Schools Poster Competition
All the primary schools in St Andrews have been invited to enter the
'SWITCH ON 2 SWITCHING OFF' poster competition.
Entries will be displayed in The Assembly Hall, Madras College, South St, St Andrews during the Annual Art Exhibition
EVENTS ATTENDED BY StAndEN REPRESENTATIVES
October 4th – St Andrews Ladies Association, Town Hall –
Talk and presentation on Energy Efficiency
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September 26th – St Andrews University Freshers Open Day
The new students to St Andrews University were out in force to see which club or group they might join for social, cultural and other activities. Many still found time to get some energy advice and make arrangements for us to visit them.
September 23rd - Best Garden Awards
A well attended slide show and awards evening organised by Herny Paul of the Community Council in St Andrews gave our Champion Sue the opportunity offer our advice to St Andrews residents.
September 22nd - Transition St Andrews University St John’s Gardens
Our next event took us out in the beautiful garden that is St John’s, which on the day of the event was not as tranquil as usual. That was good news for us because it meant that we had lots of people to chat with.
Individual students expressed interest in getting advice from us and student groups recognised how we can help students and they are spreading the word about us to their members.
September 18th - St Andrews Community Council Coffee Morning
Members and visitors to the community council enjoyed a cuppa and a cake, bought a raffle ticket and had the opportunity to speak to our Energy Champions in a relaxed atmosphere. The Energy Champions were all sporting their new uniforms in the StAndEN corporate identity colours of Forest Green, black and white.
Our new branding was also launched at the coffee morning, with the introduction our our new leaflet and pop-up banner and MORE to come over the next month or two. Look out for us in the streets of St Andrews as we visit the referrals from the Home Insulation Scheme and just stop us to book your appointment for us to visit you in your home and set you on your way to – SAVING ENERGY – SAVING MONEY – AND STAYING WARM.
September 4th - Farmers’ Market
We shared a stand with our colleagues in the Home Insulation with our common aim to ensure that residents in St Andrews have their home’s insulation brought up to specification with the benefit of the FREE and GRANT ASSISTED Government scheme operation in the town. Much hustle and bustle was about our stand as we took enquires and gave energy advice on the spot.
If you haven’t seen us at the market in September then make a point of coming along in November when we will be there again!
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Fair
School Poster Competition 'SWITCH ON 2 SWITCHING OFF'
|1st prize: Georgia Abbot
||2nd prize: Isobel Lyndsay
|3rd prize: Anisah (Greyfriars)
||1st prize: Molly Turnbull
|2nd prize: Charlie Thomson
||3rd prize: Jennifer Michie
Firstly, a very big thank you and well done to all the children in primary school within St Andrews. A third of you participated in this event and your drawings and ideas brought a smile to all that viewed your poster entries.
The idea for this competition was 'Switch On 2 Switching Off' the slogan that the St Andrews Energy Network Project wants everyone to know. Switching off your electrical appliances, like your lights, TV's, DVD's, Wiis and Playstations etc, saves you money and saves the planet too!
The winners were judged and announced on the 27th November and the best entries in their categories were displayed at the annual art exhibition, in fact all entries were displayed in the Assembly Hall, Madras College, South Street, on the 27th & 28th November 2010. Unfortunately the weather did reduce how many people came along to see them.
The winners were as follows:-
P1 - P4 1st prize: Molly Turnbull (Canongate Primary) - £25.00 Book Token
2nd prize: Charlie Thomson (Canongate Primary) - a set of solar
3rd prize: Jennifer Michie (Canongate Primary) - solar Disney Friends
P4 - P7 1st prize: Georgia Abbot (Lawhead Primary P5) - £25.00 book token
2nd prize: Isobel Lyndsay (St Leonards) - wind up solar powered radio
3rd prize: Anisah (Greyfriars Primary) - a solar toy kit
Well done to you all and remember our slogan 'Switch On 2 Switching Off'