While many of us are being forced to choose between heating and eating, energy companies are reaping trillions in profit. While many of us lose money through energy inefficiency, energy CEOs are gaining millions in bonuses. We want to leave this model behind.
We are building a system that puts the power in our hands (pun intended!). Our partner South East Community Energy (SELCE) is a not-for-profit company that specialises in providing advice about home energy use, energy efficiency services, and solar power to schools and others. SELCE will work with Power In Our Hands as part of our goal to achieve net zero— a first step in our transition away from expensive and damaging fossil fuel dependency. Together,we want to help Lewisham cut carbon emissions and keep power affordable, clean, and community-based.
And if you would like to become a Power In Our Hands volunteer email us.
CLEANER AIR and A healthy environment
Imagine what a Lewisham with clean air and thriving nature would be like. Greenery everywhere and delicious gulps of air. Everyone wants— and deserves— cleaner air and a healthy environment. We can achieve this by banding together with determination and a commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions. Let’s make this vision a reality.
Climate Justice speaks to the understanding that the climate crisis is disproportionately generated by the Global North (richer countries) and disproportionately impacts the Global South (poorer countries). With this knowledge comes the action of addressing the climate crisis through a lens of equality and justice.
Socioeconomic factors such as race, citizenship status and income, merge to create unequal experiences within countries and communities, mirroring global inequalities.
The current energy crisis impacts the poorest hardest. Our energy costs are high because the energy companies set the prices. If they were based on the costs of renewable energy our bills would be around 80% less and affordable to all.
Climate and Social Justice is core to the objectives of Power In Our Hands.