Saving Energy is an important strand of Footsteps work with Faith communities and individuals in Birmingham.
All of our work is also part of Birmingham’s 2019 climate emergency declaration ‘To aspire for the City to be net zero carbon by 2030 or as soon after as a just transition permits – making sure we take communities with us, protecting employment and without impoverishing deprived communities’.. We also seek to connect Birmingham faith communities to the Council’s Route to Zero activities and are part of the Birmingham Faith Covenant Partnership.
Our Saving Energy work focusses on two main areas: in Faith Buildings and in the Home.
Footsteps offers energy audits to places of worship that have active community use and the resources to take forward and fund some measures identified in the audit. We also have a guide to understanding retrofit in faith buildings and how to obtain funding, learning from our ‘overcoming funding barriers’ workshop
Saving Energy in the Home is part of Footsteps’ response to the energy and cost of living crisis and by helping people reduce energy use, pay fuel bills and keep warm and healthy. Flashcards have been developed as ‘conversation starters’ and you can sign up to the Footsteps energy champion network to stay informed.