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Sustainable Fuels Workshop

Minimum number of members

3

Maximum number of members

5

Equipment

Briquette makers x 2

Materials

Old newspapers, bucket of water.

Cost

Free

Location

Garden

Length of workshop

1.5 hours

Workshop description

A relaxed meeting in the garden to learn about sustainable fuels and energy saving in the home. The workshop also includes making, marketing and selling recycled paper fire briquettes.

Workshop aims

By the end of the workshop members will:

 

  • have a better understanding of the sustainable fuels currently available in the U.K.
  • discuss the type of fuels used in our homes and how we might save energy and reduce energy bills in the home.
  • have a go at making recycled paper fire briquettes.
  • be asked to think about how Make, Do and Mend can  market and sell the briquettes to fund further workshops.
  • develop real business skills including product development, marketing, selling and customer service.

Other information

This workshop is dependent on dry weather. Please bring along any old newspapers for reuse.

 

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