What is Community Powerdown?
Community Powerdown was initially created by Community Energy Scotland and the Development Trust Association Scotland to bring together communities who wished to tackle their carbon emissions by delivering carbon reduction projects both locally in their communities and also collectively through sharing knowledge and expertise.
A consortium of communities across Scotland entered a joint application to the Climate Challenge Fun in late 2008. The participating communities were funded to employ and support local Powerdown Project officers – a dedicated resource employed and managed by each local community to deliver their carbon reduction activities.
The Community Powerdown network supports a wealth of sustainable energy and low carbon projects across the following sectors:
- Awareness Raising
- Community Consultation
- Local Food Production
- Energy Efficiency
- Carbon Counting
- Renewable Energy
- Schools and Education
- Sustainable Transport
The success of Powerdown stems from knowledge sharing, high levels of inclusion and communal project assistance amongst participating communities.
Powerdown has a dedicated Project coordinator resource which helps to guide and support communities, coordinate events and ensure that the Community Powerdown Website is kept up to date as a useful resource for all.
Community Powerdown is now entering its second phase with the addition of some new communities to the Community Powerdown family.
Community Energy Scotland is a Registered Company: SC333698 and is a Registered Scottish Charity: SC039673