L8 Living Sustainably

Project Category: OtherProject Tags: Biodiversity, Children & young people, Education, Energy, Gardens, Mental Health, Older People and Sharing Economy

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    L8 Living Sustainably is an initiative in Toxteth, Liverpool to promote local food growing, energy generation and to educate people on the impact of climate change and the measures they can take to improve their lives.

    The five year project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Communities Living Sustainably’ programme and is one of only 12 projects being funded across the country.

    The project focuses on the area of Princes Park and Riverside in Liverpool which has multiple deprivation issues and a population of 27,000. The two wards are areas of significant poverty including high levels of welfare dependency, high unemployment and low educational attainment. Urban regeneration has been a particular focus including the demolition of terraced housing culminating in a £54 million project to redevelop the area.

    The project will engage in particular with people within the BME communities, older people living in fuel poverty and people who have low income. The project will utilise learning and training opportunities to engage NEETs and people with learning disabilities and will use existing Community Organisers to interact with disengaged communities.

    The project will focus on informing local people on topics such as energy efficiency, the costs of energy and the importance of sustainable energy sources and the promotion of local, sustainable food sources.

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    129d Lodge Lane