Cover a roof with soil and plants and you have a green roof. Do this to a shed, outhouse, garage, small roof extension or office/community building and you will have a wildlife habitat that also provides rainwater management, a cooling energy conservation system and of course something that is great to look at!
This inspiring one-day course gives you a great introduction to Green Roofs. It is being organised locally by Transition Leicester, with support of Leicester Friends of the Earth and Leics & Rutland Wildlife Trust, and will be delivered by UK Green Roof pioneers Dusty Gedge and John Little.
The day will include the design, construction and theory of small scale green roofs, and will engage you in new ways of thinking about design! Guaranteed to be inspiring and fun.
There will be a practical workshop to make a mini green roof that you will be able to take home with you.
For more information and to register download the booking form below, or contact Kay Snowdon on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07913 630 291. Cost starts at £50.
Green Roofs Course Poster
Brighter Leicester, a project run by Groundwork Leicester & Leicestershire, is offering free training for people who want to get into the Solar (PV) Panel installation industry.
Courses are aimed at beginners or at people who already have electricians qualifications and want to move into this expanding area of work.
People can get in touch at leicesterinfo AT groundwork.org.uk or phone on 0116 2220230.
Bookings are now open for the inspiring and informative Training for Transition course, which will take place at the Ecohouse in Leicester on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March 2012.
The course content includes:
- All the information required to Launch a Transition Initiative, including gaining confidence in presenting the Transition Model
- Inner and Outer Transition and learning from the experience of the wider Transition Movement.
For more information about Transition Training, see: http://www.transitionnetwork.org/training.
The course will provide an opportunity for newcomers to Transition across the East Midlands to meet and share ideas and energy.
Cost is £90 for the weekend, although we don’t intend cost to be a barrier for participation, so get in touch if you would like to apply for a place at a lower rate.
To register, download the form below and send to Sam Woods by email. If you have any enquiries, get in touch with Sam by email or call 07890 587 611.
Training for Transition registration form – CLICK TO DOWNLOAD.
News of an event organised with the Transition Network…
Road to Resilience in Low Income Communities, 23-25th September, Trafford Hall and Transition Workshop
Trafford Hall (National Communities Resource Centre) is a centre which offers training and support to all those living and working in low income areas. Supported by Transition Network, they’re putting on a tailored event from 23-25th September, facilitated by their Chair, Anne Power, for people involved in Transition who want to develop projects in low income areas. The workshop provides a one-off opportunity for Transition to receive tailored training from an organisation that has an outstanding twenty year record of building resilience in low income communities.
For further info and to book, see: https://www.transitionnetwork.org/events/2011-09-23/training-road-resilience-low-income-communities.
Early bird discounts for bookings received before 2nd September.
Transition Leicester are looking to put on the 2-day Training for Transition course in Leicester in early 2012 (during a weekend, TBC).
Training for Transition is a 2-day course for those wanting the practical tools and know how to set up, run, and maintain a successful transition initiative. It is packed with imaginative and inspiring ways to delve into the practice of Transition. More info is online here: http://www.transitionnetwork.org/support/training/training-transition
If you’re interested, contact Samantha Woods on sam (at) samanthawoods.wanadoo.co.uk or