Community Engagement

Community-led Action

Sustainable living is not just about doing one thing, like recycling. It’s about creating positive change in the whole community. At ACE, we help people across the community to realise the projects they care most about. So whether they want to know how to waste less food, set up a composting scheme or make gas and electricity savings, we give advice and boost confidence and skills through our interactive sessions. This way, we help make sustainable behaviour a part of everyday life. To learn more, have a look at our dedicated website.

Sustainability Events & Roadshows

ACE often attends community events such as festivals and fairs. It’s a great way to give face-to-face practical advice on sustainable living, recycling, living with less plastic and how to save money by reducing energy consumption and food waste.

If you have an event you would like us to attend free of charge, please contact us.

To find out what’s going, visit our events page, then come and say hello and find out more about sustainable living.

Interactive Sustainability Sessions

Our lively, entertaining, interactive sessions with resident groups and housing associations focus on uncovering the perceived barriers to sustainable living. By understanding the challenges, we can find the solutions that really work. If you would like to organise a free sustainability session for where you live, contact us.

Love Food Hate Waste Promotion

UK households waste 7 million tonnes of food every year ( WRAP , 2008). Much of this will end up as landfill – and that costs councils money in the form of landfill tax. We promote campaigns such as Love Food Hate Waste, which offers recipes for leftovers and raises awareness of the costs of food waste. In turn, that helps local authorities make sure food that could be eaten isn’t sent to landfill, and saves them money in the process.

Community Hub & Resource Centre

Things really happen when people work together. It is our vision to create a community hub for people to come together and use their imagination for the benefit of everyone. ACE puts on regular talks and provides a meeting point for people to brainstorm, inspire each other, share their ideas and talk about their community projects.

We also work with local authorities to give residents resources that help them live sustainably. These can be very simple: for example, recycling bags to simplify dividing waste, smart meters to monitor electricity consumption and food storage solutions to minimise food waste.

Community-Based Entrepreneurship

Are you interested in setting up your own business? We work with groups to foster entrepreneurship and help set up new recycling and re-use businesses. We can put you in touch with trained, experienced mentors who can give you help and support.