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Please see the article below about our Energy Explorers project which featured in the Scottish Housing News last week!

Young Fife people explore green energy

Kingdom Housing Association, in partnership with The Ecology Centre and Green Business Fife, are running a series of free ‘Energy Explorers’ workshops across Fife.
 
The workshops open to 5-18 year-olds are being held in community venues across Fife. They aim to inspire young people to learn about climate change and their local environment.
 
The Energy Explorers workshops offer a hands-on experience with games, demonstrations, the opportunity to make things and also enter a competition to create the blade of a wind turbine.



Picture: Ecology Centre Education Manager Claire Reid with children from Inzievar Primary School in Oakley, Dunfermline trying to light up light bulbs with our bike generator.
 
Julie Samuel general manager of the Ecology Centre in Kinghorn said: "This project can make a real difference to helping children learn more about the power of the future and help them to understand more about climate change and how their actions can make a real difference."
 
Chris Bennett, Chair of Green Business Fife, said “Green Business Fife is a member led network which promotes sustainability and supports environmental issues and is keen to develop stronger links with local communities and raise awareness of renewable energy in light of global energy issues.”
 
Kingdom Housing Association secured funding from the Russell Trust.
 
Bill Banks, Depute Chief Executive, said. “We are keen to create energy ambassadors within the community and the development of learning materials will be a lasting legacy from the project.”
 
Any groups wishing to participate in the Energy Explorers initiative should visit www.theecologycentre.org

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