To reduce the amount of carbon we produce, both as individuals and as a community
Porty Community Energy
We are a community organisation in Portobello (Edinburgh) interested in reducing carbon emissions and helping the community transition to low carbon living.
We are currently working on the following topics:
- Low-carbon transport including EVs and electric cargo bikes
- Low-carbon heating including innovative district heating/sea source heat pumps
- Combined solar generation and storage to provide clean energy to a building, possibly with EV/ebike chargers
Get in touch if you would like to find out more
Heat Fair and Hot Ceilidh Less than a month until our Heat Fair and hot🔥 Ceilidh at Bellfield. Retrofit, energy saving tips and community action. Fair is FREE and ceilidh tickets can be bought here
Bikefest at Bellfield Film Jassy Earl made this beautiful short film of Bikefest. See if you can spot yourself!
Bikefest on Porty Podcast David Calder came along to Bikefest and captured the buzz and excitement of the event. Listen to it here
Community Cargo Bike now available! Do you want to give our new e-cargo bike a go? Load it with shopping or get the kids about? Here's how it works: 1) Register here. You only need to do this once and you need to confirm your email before you can book. 2) Select the day you'd like, put it in the cart and write a note of the pick up and drop off times you'd prefer. 3) Don't forget to CHECK OUT even though it's free. Otherwise we wont see your request. 4) Wait to see if your request is approved. The booking isn't complete until we send through confirmation. 5) The first time you borrow the bike we need to give you a 30 min induction to the bike and check your ID and proof of address.
Meet our new Project Coordinator! We are excited to announce that Hazel Darwin-Clements has joined us as a Project Coordinator! We know Hazel will bring her natural enthusiasm and creativity to this role, in working with the community, and forging new sustainable connections. Hazel will help organise community engagement events and projects on low-carbon heat and transport in Portobello, including: * A low-carbon transport information event * A low-carbon heat information event * A community cargo bike hire trial
Travel Survey Thank you to everyone who filled in our surveys. The results can be found here. We have presented the results in the form of a poster, which can be dowloaded here. We are now planning to discuss the results with local councillors to see what next steps could be undertaken.
Heart Talk Porty Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Heart Talk Porty conversations! More information can be found here. We were also interviewed for the Porty Podcast '234: Hearts Talking - HeartTalkPorty on the High Street'. Listen to it here.
EV Charging in Porty - Please Support! Add you name to a list of supporters for a site at Bellfield here This will help us with our funding application. Thank you!
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