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EcoTeams come to our area!

Calderdale Council and Hebden Bridge Alternative Technology Centre, in partnership with Global Action Plan, are once again running an EcoTeams project in Calderdale to help people reduce their impact on the environment.

An EcoTeam is a group of 6–8 people who meet and discuss how to make simple, effective changes for a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Previous teams have reduced heating energy by 21%, electricity by 7%, rubbish by 20% and cut household bills by around £170 per year. The teams meet once a month, sharing ideas and monitoring this over a 6 month period.

Every EcoTeam has a team leader who organises and runs each meeting and Global Action Plan is providing a free information session on July 7th at two locations in the valley — Hebden Bridge Town Hall (2pm) and CVAC in Halifax (7pm), which will help team leaders help others to take small steps toward a more sustainable lifestyle.

EcoTeams could include people from a church group, youth group, sports club, parents and toddlers’ group, club for retired people, someone’s street, residents’ group, neighbourhood watch group; the list is endless!

Jez Tweed of CMBC said “this is a fantastic opportunity to help green up Calderdale and we hope that the community takes full advantage of this free scheme”.

The project is looking for upper and lower Calder Valley residents who are interested in taking part in EcoTeams, either as a team leader or a team member. Everyone is welcome and it doesn’t matter if residents are already very green or not.

For more information on leading or joining an EcoTeam, or to book onto the session, please contact the ATC on 01422 842121 or by email

Eco Teams

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