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Swaffham launches first energy week

PUBLISHED: 13:18 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:06 08 July 2010

THE whole of Swaffham will be energised next week as the town's focus turns to saving power and helping save the planet.

Already famous for its two large wind turbines, Swaffham's first Energy and Environment Week is set to show what else can be done to help reduce mankind's carbon footprint.

THE whole of Swaffham will be energised next week as the town's focus turns to saving power and helping save the planet.

Already famous for its two large wind turbines, Swaffham's first Energy and Environment Week is set to show what else can be done to help reduce mankind's carbon footprint.

Highlights will include a walking bus for schoolchildren and exhibitions on energy use and what homeowners can do to help reduce their energy bills.

Throughout the week, Beech Close will be cordoned off by Norfolk Constabulary in the hope of encouraging more people in the town to walk, thus saving fuel and helping them to stay fit.

Everyone from Swaffham Junior School is being invited to join a walking bus which will leave the Theatre Street car park at 8.30am every day.

On Thursday, an information event will be held at the Eco-Tech centre offering advice on everything from energy saving and the grants that are available, to recycling and water conservation.

It is a chance to ask the experts what you can do to reduce your own carbon footprint and cut your bills at the same time.

Tours of the turbine will run throughout the day and there

will be a special showing of Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth

at 2pm.

On Friday, Swaffham Community Centre will host a second exhibition on energy, how it is generated and the advances in renewable

energy.

There will be a chance to get a better understanding of how solar, wind and water power work thanks to experiments conducted with the help of students from Hamond's High School.

For more information go to wwwiceni.info/pages/energy-environment-week-2008.php

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