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How can we create change and be empowered to take the next (or first steps) in our environmental journey?

At the Environment and Energy Network on Tuesday 18 June, 1pm – 2.30pm we will be joined by Dr Stephanie Boyle, Eco Together Co-ordinator, Birmingham who will discuss the Eco Together programme.

Stephanie said: “When I retired from my work as a clinical psychologist a couple of years ago, I was looking for a way to channel my skills and energy constructively. I decided that the climate emergency was the issue of the century and began looking for climate education tools to promote. I surveyed the terrain of the climate action movement and settled on Eco Together because of the quality of the programme and it's inclusive nature. The underlying values are a good fit with my own.”

Eco Together is a climate empowerment programme which helps activate people to take the next (or first) steps in their environmental journey by using their unique powers to make a positive difference. It's designed to run in small, supportive, self-directed groups a bit like book clubs. It's time-limited, six sessions on specific topics and the groups meet at a frequency that suits them, typically monthly or once a fortnight. All the materials and instructions on how to run a group are free and can be found on the Eco Together website. No special training is needed - you can just pick up and go!

The first group in Birmingham was hosted by Shakti Women in Jan 2023 and was celebrated with an Eco Together Brum first birthday party at the Eco Hub on Witton Lakes in January this year. 

Our usual updates on energy bills, policy, funding, consultations will also take place.

If your organisation has anything they would like to share with regards to WWD, or anything else at the meeting, please contact [email protected]

The Last Meeting

The last meeting took place on 21 May online. Details of the session, and of previous meetings are available at: https://www.bvsc.org/environment-and-energy-network-resources

Joining the Network

Membership of the network is FREE and will be facilitated by BVSC. The Network will meet online for 1.5 hours at least once a month. If you can’t make the next meeting, we’d still love for you to be involved.

Click here to register and you will be provided with a link to join. Email [email protected] for further information.

Future Meeting Dates 2024

  • July - Tuesday 16 July, 1pm-2.30pm
  • August - No Meeting! Holidays!
  • September - Tuesday 17 September, 1pm-2.30pm
  • October - Tuesday 15 October, 1pm-2.30pm
  • November - Tuesday 12 November, 1pm-2.30pm
  • December - Tuesday 10 December, 1pm-2.30pm

Benefits of Environment & Energy Network Membership

  • Networking with organisations from across the Birmingham City VCFSE sector interested in environment and energy issues
  • Information sharing on environment & energy funding, policy, strategy, research, peer learning, training, resources and volunteering
  • Engaging the wider VCFSE sector on environment and energy issues through the Sector’s ‘Engage for Good Forum; linking in with BVSC Employment & Skills Network re Green Economy; linking with Greener Birmingham
  • Developing relationships with key public and private sector partners on environment and energy issues
  • Collaboration on partnership projects, services, activities, events and actions
  • Supporting a collective VCFSE voice and campaigns on environment & energy across Birmingham City
  • Anything else you might find useful!