The invites were sent. We’d got the canapes, the low carbon wine and the music going. We’d decked out Lots Road Auction house with all the pink banners we could find. And as our favorite friends flooded through the doors, we knew 6 November was an evening we wouldn’t forget in a hurry!
So, 2014 has been a pretty big year for positive steps on climate change. It’s the year we saw 40,000 people march through the streets of London for the Climate March. The year that Glasgow University divested. The year we broke renewable energy records, again and again and again.
The British public would overwhelmingly be willing to take greater action to tackle climate change if they heard more about the solutions and knew that their actions were making a difference, according to a ComRes poll conducted for 10:10.
You may have heard us going on about how Solar Schools is fantastic. It boosts school budgets, brings communities together, and brings energy and climate change to life… or so we say.
Well now we’ve got proof.
We’ve been doing our homework on Solar Schools. Thanks to support from the lovely Nesta, we’ve been able to survey hundreds of Solar Schools donors and have a good old natter with the people who’ve been involved to find out what happened when they got together to crowdfund solar for their schools.
Their stories are funny, touching, and always surprising. Take a look: