This year may be remembered as the moment when the effects of climate change hit home. We’ve seen a summer of deadly wildfires, floods and heat domes across the globe. The IPCC published a landmark report on climate science, concluding it is ‘unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land’, causing ‘widespread and rapid changes’ to the environment. In November, world leaders will descend on Glasgow for COP26 to discuss how they can try to limit global heating and its impacts.
It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of the challenge to protect Earth’s habitable climate, but we’re determined to do all we can to empower individuals to take action where they can. With that in mind, we’re delighted to announce that we will be returning this month to Reading Climate Festival.
What is Reading Climate Festival?
Reading has pledged to a goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2030 - a full 20 years before the country as a whole. After the success of last year’s inaugural series of events, Reading Climate Festival is back for a second round of free talks from local businesses and experts to show residents how they can help tackle the climate crisis, all curated by Reading Climate Action Network. Topics covered include renewable energy, electric cars, mycology, the environmental impact of food, Reading’s climate plan, and plenty more.
As Reading is our hometown, we are thrilled to be part of the second Climate Festival and hope that people will find our presentation on solar homes inspiring.
What our event will cover
We’ll be giving a crash course in solar PV - everything you need to know about using solar to power your home. We’ll run through how solar systems work, how much they cost and integration with home batteries and EV charging. We’ll put solar power into context with the UK’s changing energy network and investigate the sustainability of the technology.
And if you have any burning questions, you can ask them directly to our technical expert!
How to get involved
Like the vast majority of events the past year, our presentation will be held online. Register to join and you will be sent a link to the Zoom event, which will take place on Wednesday 22nd September, 10-11am.
The session will be recorded and sent out to people who signed up, so you’ll be able to catch up on demand even if you can’t make the event time.