BHESCo launch event to celebrate Earth Day

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The Brighton & Hove Energy Service Co-operative (BHESCo) is hosting a free film screening and Question Time style debate to celebrate International Earth Day which this year is on Friday 22 April 2016.

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The free event will include a screening of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness, followed by a Question Time style panel discussion about “What does a healthy and sustainable community look like?” The panel will consist of local experts from finance, energy, housing, environment, and food.

The critically acclaimed documentary has been chosen by BHESCo to tie in with their desire to create a healthy and happy community in the city and spark debate about what the biggest challenges are to achieve this in the panel.

The debate will be hosted by Duncan Blinkhorn from Brighton Climate Action Network and Founder of Bike Train will discuss the question of how companies, communities and individuals can create a local Brighton & Hove with audience questions, social media participation and more.

The local entrepreneurs who will be taking part in the Question Time style panel are; Mick Taylor, Co-Founder and Director of local CIC Good Money; Bill Randall, former Mayor and Trustee of Brighton Housing Trust; Tony Whitbread, Chairman of Sussex Wildlife Trust; Kayla Ente, Founder and CEO of BHESCo; Adam Buckingham, from the Real Junk Food Project;

Kayla Ente, Director and Co-Founder of BHESCoKayla Ente, Founder and CEO of BHESCo, explained: “We’re so lucky to live in a city where there are so many organisations who are keen to promote change and work towards a better standard of living for everyone. It’s no coincidence that Brighton & Hove lead the way with campaigns like the Living Wage, LGBT rights and still have the first Green Party MP. We want to continue this tradition of social change in our community. In 2016 BHESCo is pushing a range of new services, such as our Energy Assessment Service and our proposed self-sufficient waste project, which are all designed to help everyone in our communities, and allow Brighton & Hove to take a more active role in shaping its own future. We’re very proud to be working with groups like Real Junk Food Project and BCAN to work towards our goal of creating a healthy and happy sustainable Brighton and Hove.”

Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.
BHESCo are keen to expand the diverse range of businesses and communities in the city who are working towards a more sustainable economy so their Earth Day event is supported by the Real Junk Food Project, Brighton Climate Action Network.

LogoThe event has been designed to produce a blueprint for how Brighton & Hove can localise its economy and create more opportunities for the future through an insightful, thought- provoking and entertaining evening.

Attendees will not only get a chance to watch the renowned documentary and hear from the esteemed panel of local entrepreneurs, there will also be a bespoke menu created for the evening by the Real Junk Food Project.

The event will be held on Earth Day, Friday 22 April 2016, at One Church from 6:00 – 9:00pm.

For more information go to BHESCo 

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