Local Energy Showcase

Taking Sustainable Action

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are on the path to carbon neutrality. While our planet is in the midst of a climate emergency, we recognise the importance of reducing our carbon footprint. Therefore, we are committed to supporting the Suffolk wide aim in becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

As part of this mission, we hosted a Local Energy Showcase, which championed the culture of sustainability across Suffolk. Local businesses, communities, and national organisations had a chance to showcase the brilliant work they’ve done so far to reduce their impact on the environment and become carbon neutral.

What Was It About?                 

The showcase marked the Councils’ recognition of a climate emergency and their commitment to the Suffolk-wide aim to become carbon neutral by 2030. This two day event aimed to inform and update visitors on the latest in green energy. Featuring keynote speeches from specialists in the field, workshops, as well as the chance to participate in a Q&A session with a panel of experts.

Delegates had the opportunity to network with and learn from the leaders in the field of carbon reduction, heat networks, solar energy and more. It was a great chance to find out what Localised Energy really means to them.

Plus, with the UN Climate Summit (COP26) which took place in Glasgow this November (2021), the Local Energy Showcase was a fantastic opportunity to show our commitment to Climate Change.

Features included:

  • A marketplace for community-based organisations, businesses and charities
  • Expert keynote speakers
  • Workshops hosted by leaders in localised energy
  • Networking opportunities
  • Thought-provoking panel discussion

The venue:

The event was held at the beautiful Wherstead Park in Ipswich, on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd October.

Wherstead Park
The Street,