The event is fully accessible – Please book your free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/switch-on-winning-public-energy-in-london-tickets-22406464338
So much of what we love about London has been shaped by ordinary people coming together to fight injustice.
Today, from unaffordable rents to unliveable wages, from cold and damp homes to dirty polluted air, everyday life in the capital is becoming more and more difficult.
A million Londoners live in fuel poverty. But things can change. Switched On London – a coalition of community organisations, environmentalists and trade unions – think that part of the answer is a people’s energy company, owned publicly by the city. We want an affordable, clean and democratic alternative to the profit-hungry energy industry. Insulating our homes, driving new renewable power and bringing down our bills. Owned by us, controlled by us, run in our interests.
People power – energy for people, not for profit – is what we want. And people power – organising together to demand something better – is how we’ll get it.
On Saturday April 23rd, Switched On London is launching with a celebration of people power in our city, and a demonstration of support for residents of the Myatts Field estates in Lambeth – where tenants are resisting the council’s plans for expensive and undemocratic new heating systems.
Come along to…
– Hear and share stories of people-powered victories: from housing to fracking; from London to the rest of the UK and beyond.
– Join our first community energy forum: share your experiences of energy injustice and your ideas for what a people’s energy company should look like.
– Learn about the rights you have in challenging your energy supplier, and about the ways in which cities across the world are creating people’s energy alternatives.
– Show your solidarity with the Myatts Field estates and their struggle for affordable, clean and democratic heating.
More details on workshops and speakers coming soon. Details will be shown on the facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/
*The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.