Energy Independence for Community Empowerment

Start: Sunday, November 19, 202310:00 AM

End: Sunday, November 19, 2023 4:00 PM

This is a day of exploration about the collaborative practice of using energy, community and economy for the good of all.

We will demonstrate how community energy can be used in the form of Eco Zones – a new scaleable vehicle for change – with the aim of establishing the first Eco Zone in the UK in South Yorkshire using the innovative ‘ONE Society’ legal design for tenure and investment.

We will also be joined by Professor Elisabeth Holland a Pacific-based group Nobel Prize winner, leading the way in addressing the climate challenge. As a Distinguished Research Fellow of ISRS (Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security, UCL) she will bring to bear innovative energy economy tools to reimagine Sheffield as a network of living Eco Zones – a Sheffield Natural Grid.

The programme for the day is as follows:

10:00am  Welcome registration and introduction to the day

10:45am Observation Exercise

11:10am  Local Energy Projects with Q&A

Midday:  Island Power: The Positive Energy Economy in the Pacific by Marcus Saul, Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security (ISRS)

12:30pm  Q&A

1:00pm  Lunch and discussions

2:00pm  What could happen here: The Five Rivers of Sheffield - Ecozones by Chris Cook, Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security (ISRS)

3:00pm  Living Water – A Unique Regenerative Approach to Water, Energy and Economy by Professor Elisabeth Holland

4:00pm  Reception for Professor Elisabeth Holland

This event is hosted by the Flourish Alliance UK, for more information visit:

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The event is supported by the Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security, for more information visit: