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									OUR SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBOURHOOD WORKSHOP FACILITATOR NOTES

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Set up of room:

Map of area on wall indicating what is local –large scale for people to place a dot where they live &/or where their local business is (if available) 30 people - 3-4 tables with 8-10 people cabaret style – with a register form, killer facts and images on tables, 2 flip chart sheets. Flip chart at front to guide process by facilitator If wall space available stick up water, energy and consumer products graphics – for clustering (1 sheet for inflows 1 sheet for outflows) And A3 poster of resource flows 6.00pm COFFEE / REGISTRATION (5 mins) Meet and greet – dot where they live on map of area (if available) Invited to join a table: add name to register, and review/ select a killer facts / images. 2 flip chart sheets per table (central image added) 6.05pm SESSION 1 INTRODUCTIONS (10 mins)

The processes a resource or manufactured product goes through from the cradle to grave helps to understand how wasteful and environmentally unsustainable some of our sources and the form that they leave our community (sinks) really are. Forests of trees produce paper, card and furniture. Oil extracted from wells is used to produce plastic, and metal is mined to make drinks cans and cars. It takes energy and resources to make all the stuff we consume, transport it to its point of use and eventually dispose of it All the energy used to produce and transport one cheeseburger could power a 100 Watt light-bulb for almost 6 days. We waste more energy, throw away more food and produce more rubbish than at any time in history – valuable resources disappear down the plughole never to be seen again. Overview of process – agenda / timings In this workshop we are exploring how resources come into and the form that they flow out of communities - aim is to find enterprising ways to more effectively use the world’s resources. Define local area / non-local area – pin up world images with definition of local & non-local. PARTICIPANTS – invited to say  Who they are  Killer fact / image surprised, stuck you / you think is important 6.15pm SESSION 2 MAPPING RESOURCE FLOWS Flip chart from front – to break process

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HOW DO RESOURCES FLOW INTO YOUR COMMUNITY – identifying sources Draw your inflows on your resource map (unless giving images on sheets) (2mins + 3 mins for facilitator) Remind of Local definition Non-local is anywhere else – including global! HOW DOES WATER ENTER YOUR COMMUNITY – distinguish between local and non local sources (5 mins) The energy needed to abstract, clean, supply and eventually re-treat the waste water used by the average UK family each year is equivalent to driving a car all the way from London to Paris. Ideas on blue post-its below clouds image– one idea per post-it HOW DOES ENERGY ENTER YOUR COMMUNITY – distinguish between local and non local sources (5 mins) Everything we consume, from food to electricity requires an energy source. Energy can come from burning fossil fuels, such as oil, gas or coal to produce electricity, fuel industry and transport or heat our homes and office buildings. Ideas on orange post-its below sun image – one idea per post-it HOW DO CONSUMER GOODS ENTER YOUR COMMUNITY – distinguish between local and non local sources (5 mins) Every item of clothing you own has an impact on the environment. 500 litres of water and 40g of pesticides needed to produce a t-shirt. Some synthetic textiles are made with petroleum products. Cotton accounts for less than 3 per cent of farmed land globally but consumes about a quarter of the pesticides. Focus on ones that represent your largest household expenditures first Ideas on yellow post-its below shopping basket image– one idea per post-it 6.35pm HOW DO RESOURCES FLOW OUT OF YOUR COMMUNITY – identifying sinks Draw your outflows on your resource map (unless giving images on sheets) (2mins + 3 mins for facilitator) HOW DOES WATER FLOW OUT OF YOUR COMMUNITY – distinguish between local and non local sinks (5 mins) How water is wasted - Ideas on blue post-its above drain image– one idea per post-it HOW DOES ENERGY FLOW OUT OF YOUR COMMUNITY – distinguish between local and non local sinks (5 mins) How energy is wasted - Ideas on orange post-its above cooling tower image– one idea per post-it Leaving your TV or computer screen on standby when you are not using it wipes out any savings made by switching one normal light bulb to an energy efficient one over the period of a year. HOW DO CONSUMER GOODS FLOW OUT OF YOUR COMMUNITY – distinguish between local and non local sinks (5 mins) An area the size of Warwick, 109 square miles, has already been used to dump Britain's rubbish and it is estimated that we will run out of landfill space before 2015. Each year, £36 million worth of aluminium goes into landfill sites. Yet recycling just one aluminium can saves enough energy to run a television set for three hours. Consumer waste - focus on ones that represent your largest household expenditures first Ideas on yellow post-its above skip image– one idea per post-it

6.55pm CLUSTERING INFORMATION (15 mins) Transfer resource flows information to summary sheets at the front: inflows / outflows divided into local and non-local Agree if there is duplication, and stick duplicate over one already there

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7.10pm COFFEE BREAK / REFRESHMENTS (10 mins) Move resource sheets to tables – people invited to review them and decide which resource they will work on to identify enterprising ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and substitute those resources ENTERPRISING IDEAS – GETTING MORE OUT OF LESS – USING OUR LOCAL RESOURCES MORE EFFICIENTLY ‘How can we reduce what we consume and use our local resources more efficiently’? 7.20pm Resource cluster summary and piece of flip chart on each table People join their chosen resource working group Share definition of renewable and non-renewable resources – 5 mins A non-renewable resource cannot be remade, re-grown or reused. In reality, of the things we use in every day life, few are completely non-renewable. While minerals or metals, such as aluminium, don’t grow on trees, they can be reused. If, however, a resource cannot be reused, and is not replenished at a rate that matches the rate at which it is consumed, then it is non-renewable. Every year in the UK we use 13 billion steel cans, which if placed end to end would stretch to the moonthree times. About three billion of these cans are made from recycled steel. By using recycled materials we can save 75% of energy needed to make steel from virgin materials. renewable resource There are many renewable energy resources available to replace fossil fuels. These include solar energy (directly or through wind), tidal energy, hydro energy from damned rivers or biomass, from live or recently dead biological materials. Natural sources of hot water, steam or rocks near the surface of the earth (geothermal) also provide energy – though very few nations are lucky enough to be blessed with this energy resource. All of these can be used to produce electricity. In general, as these energy resources are in no danger of becoming depleted in the long-term these are renewable energy sources Seeking to identify enterprising ideas to reduce, reuse, recycle and substitute resources  Melting down an aluminium can for re-use requires just 5% of the energy needed to make a new can.  If every household in the UK recycled all their paper – 1.5 billion trees could be saved each year  25 soft drinks bottles could be used to make one fleece jacket.  Soft drinks bottles can also be recycled into fibre for filling sleeping bags, duvets & anoraks, or event tufting for carpets.  Milk bottles can be recycled into a number of household products, such as compost bins, garden furniture, pipes, signposts & recycling collection boxes etc.  Old mineral water bottles can be used to make drain pipes & electrical fittings.  Some waste water – from washing, for example, can be recycled and used for flushing toilets. Many people can us water butts to collect rainwater for use in their garden. 7.25pm Draw the Ideas Table Each table draw up their ideas table format 7.30pm DIVIDE RESOURCES INTO RENEWABLE AND NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES (5 mins) 7.35pm IDENTIFY IDEAS AGAINST EACH TO REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE OR SUBSTITUTE (20 mins) One idea per post-it – colour not important 7.55pm REPORTING BACK (10 mins) Each group share 3 ideas for change 8.05pm VOTING ON PRIORITIES (15Mins)

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Give voting dots to participants 10 Yellow 5 Green 3 red I think this is important I would like to be involved I want to lead

Prioritise the most direct and tangible actions 8.20pm 8.25pm 8.30pm END AGREEING PRIORITIES (5Mins) WHAT NEXT (5 Mins)

Print off graphics: A3 poster (2x) Central Image (10x) Inflows: Consumer goods (5x); Energy (5x); Water (5x) Outflows: consumer waste (5x); Energy waste (5x); Water waste (5x) Change (5x) Local and non-local (5x) Check Materials: Registration sheets Killer facts Post-it notes Flip-chart Blue tac Flip chart pens Pens for table

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