Working together fora greener planet<br />An introduction to Eco-Island<br />
Ecoisland Vision<br /><ul><li>It’s 2020 and the people of the Isle of Wight have spent the last decade taking their Island back from the brink of the energy crisis and have created the 1st truly sustainable region in Britain.
There are electric cars, electric bikes, solar panels, wind farms, new energy homes consuming less power, smart meters managing the load and there is even a tidal installation producing electricity 24 hrs /day.
The Eco-Islanders are growing more of their own food and are more aware of food miles producing more of what they need on the Island they are self sufficient in terms of water, energy and recycle all their own waste producing power and heat.
The quality of life has improved. Their GREENback card gives them discounts which reduce the cost of living for all.
UTOPIA - perhaps but in the following pages you will see how the Ecoisland Partnership CIC plans to create this reality. </li></li></ul><li> Ecoisland Concept<br /><ul><li>Objective: To become the first sustainable region in Britain and to be a beacon for sustainable living and good practice to the rest of the World </li></ul>NOMYWITH FINANCE OPTIONS FOR ECO PROJECTS <br />MMUNITYMAKING COMMUNITIES SUSTAINABLE <br />SYSTEMBASED ON TARGETS FOR SUSTAINABITLITY <br />OPERATIVEWITH A CENTRAL FOOD MARKET <br />LOGICALCARING FOR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT<br />FRIENDLY SIMPLE SUSTAINABILITY GUIDANCE <br />MMERCE OUR OWN SYSTEM OF BARTER POINTS <br />TOURISMLEADING THE WAY TO A GREEN ISLAND<br />TRICITYBASED ON RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES<br />GROWWITH MORE HOME GROWN PRODUCE <br />
Aims and Targets<br />EcoIsland Partnership CIC Aims<br />EcoIsland Partnership CIC Targets<br /><ul><li>Energy security – we are vulnerable at present
Technologies will include AD / Biomass / CHP / some incineration as a backstop but with some very low emission technology.
Outputs will be ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL and products made from the bottom ash and the fly ash.</li></ul>Total Project Funding £50m<br />
Geothermal Energy <br /><ul><li>The IOW sits on the same fault line that is under Marchwood Power Station.
We need to drill two divergent bore holes at least 2km down where we will hit water heated by hot rocks.
The low end heat ( 60 degrees ) will be used by Wight Salads to heat their 26 hectares of greenhouses.
The top end heat will produce steam to drive a turbine and generate a large amount of power.
This could last for 100’s of years and provide much of the islands power.</li></ul>Total Funding £20m<br />
Wind Energy<br /><ul><li>The CIC is also working with a number of wind technologies which will provide a valuable input to the grid when its windy.
There are proposals going forward for some 500mW turbines ( 40m to HUB height ) in 3 locations on IOW.
We are also working with the Windtronics technology which will provide a very high output 6ft diameter turbine for house and commercial roofs.
Wind energy has its place in the mix</li></ul>Total Project Funding £20m<br />
Solar PVOn Social Houses and commercial buildings<br /><ul><li>The CIC is working with the 3 main Social Housing Associations on the IOW and we are pleased to be able to offer an installation service that also puts money back in the pot for community projects in the area
We are looking at 3,500 social houses and about another 170 blocks of flats and other Projects
We have dispensation to proceed with a large number of commercial roofs on the Island and we are hopeful of being able to provide more than 30 business with FREE electricity when the sun is shinning. </li></ul>Total Project Funding £50m<br />
Featuring MOASThe brains behind the smart grid system<br /><ul><li>Loaded with algorithms that connect up all the renewable energy technologies / the houses / the existing grid and the weather ( via the Met Office ) MOAS will have the capability to:
Message the house occupant to put their washing on when the solar is working
Automate certain appliances to ensure help match demand and supply
Ultimately to manage the house</li></ul>Total ProjectEstimate £10m<br />
The Data Challenge <br /><ul><li>From the IAMS / house technology / renewable energy installations / grid we will be receiving a vast amount of data and have a number of challenges in processing and analyzing it:
Considering more local water management which would consume less transport energy </li></li></ul><li>Eco Centre ( R+D ) and a Seat of Learning<br />FORM<br />FUNCTION<br /><ul><li>An information centre on sustainable living for locals and visitors.
To demonstrate renewable energy technology and R+D centre for new ideas.
Growing our own produce / collecting water recycling waste / composting / generating power, light and heat.
Alchemy Architects who designed the award winning GreenHouse in Cowes.
Admin centre / some offices / recycling equipment / holiday homes ??</li></li></ul><li> Eco Centre Inspiration<br />CREATIVE IDEAS<br />FUTURE PROOFING<br /><ul><li>At least 1/3 of the whole site must be “flexible” to make space for changing materials and new technologies
Technology partners to ensure that the technology stays at the cutting edge of the industry.
The thought that it could be a vision of the house of 2020 using technologies that are plausible now.
Local food supplies <br />GROW<br />We Export 140,000 t and import 128,000t a year <br /><ul><li>Encourage more Eco-Growers on the Island by promoting local allotments.
Engage Partners who can help fund / supply materials for Eco-Grow projects.
The IOW exports more food than it imports each year. We already produce a large % of the food we need on the Island.
The Co-op in Cowes have a local food HUB already established to supply their stores and it is possible that this could be extended to provide a service the community.
Restaurants / Hotels could place their orders online and the Co-op van could got to the individual suppliers to collect the produce and deliver it to the customers reducing food miles. </li></li></ul><li> Bikes<br />Electric Bikes<br />Electric Bike Benefits <br /><ul><li>Don’t have to be fit to use one – but do promote a healthy lifestyle.
Technology represented at Global partner launch and any further high profile events whenever possible. </li></ul>Total Project £30k<br />
The Community <br />How this project will help<br />Eco Islanders<br />
Community<br />Big Society Taken to its limits <br />Supporters of the Eco Island Vision<br /><ul><li>In line with the government’s vision of devolving power from central office into the community Eco Island will take this concept and make it a reality.
By focusing on local community needs and providing a mechanism for communication between communities / shared knowledge and information / and in some cases funding the IOW will lead the way in the new societal structure. </li></li></ul><li> Introducing Energy Savings<br />HOW WE CAN REDUCE ENERGY USE<br />HOW WE CAN COMMUNICATE THAT<br /><ul><li>The EcoMobileroadshow at events.
Green on Wight pages County Press every month.
Including the new 2 minute promo video including aerial footage of the Island and some key messages – now being shown on the TV screens on the ferry.</li></li></ul><li> Awards and Ambassadors<br />ECO AWARDS<br />ECO AMBASSADORS<br /><ul><li>To Honour and recognize the GREEN leaders in our communities we will be appointing 4 Eco Ambassadors each year.
They will have team clothing / cards / and they will promote the concept of Eco island wherever they go.
This scheme has already enjoyed great success and we will employ it to good effect as part of our promotional plan
There may also be some high profile Ambassadors to help with National Level Promotions.
One of our members has already developed a system of Green Island Awards.
These will be incorporated as part of the Eco Island Initiative and will become the focus of a number of events and Press Releases.
They enable us to recognize businesses and individuals who exemplify Eco Island
They will be able to fly our new Eco-Awards Logo on all their literature and in promotions. </li></li></ul><li>THE CONCEPT OF EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING<br />THE VALUE OF EV TO ECO ISLAND<br /><ul><li>Teams of people working on dedicated Eco island Projects like beach cleanup operations
Senior Executives lending their time / expertise to high impact Eco Island Projects
Partners of Eco Island are able to engage their workforce in the relationship they have with Eco Island.
Eco Island will be able to progress its key projects more quickly with the EV support
Many companies have strong CSR policies that require them to be involved with the Community.
Many 3rd sector organisations like Eco Island have a need for volunteer workers to progress a their environmental projects.
Employee Volunteering CIC is able to match the L+D / CSR needs of the company with a cost effective EV experience with Eco Island. </li></li></ul><li> Training for Jobs<br />The Recruitment and Training Programme<br />The Outcome – Young People in Work<br /><ul><li>The training programme is BPEC accredited and has evolved out of a Pilot scheme that we ran as part of the Chale Community Project last year.
The Isle of Wight College who will deliver the training has evolved this ground breaking programme which is the first of its kind in the UK.
Contracts that we set up with the installers will also require them to take on a number of these trainees as apprentices.
We hope to train at least 30 young people a year for jobs.
As part of the Eco Island initiative we will hope to train 30 local people for jobs in the renewable energy industry. The training will include:
Renewable energy technology / ground source / air source / grey water / rainwater harvesting / Solar PV / Solar Thermal / Biomass
PLUS First Aid / Health and Safety / CSCS certification / CRB checks and IT training.</li></li></ul><li> Education<br /><ul><li>The Ellen MacArthur Foundation have been working with Nuffield Futures to provide a framework for Schools to engage in the sustainability debate and to change the hearts and minds of the younger generation.
This project involves working with EMF on a pilot to roll out the Nuffield modules to Island schools as part of their National Education initiative.
6 schools on the Island that would be part of the Pilot.
Their work with Nuffield Futures is a cross-curricular Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths topics for Key Stage 3. It consists of 27 hours of learning based on the theme of sustainable living. The early activities explore our current wasteful practices and look to the closed loop systems of nature for future solutions. These ideas are exemplified through a series of pods on waste, transport and climate change.</li></li></ul><li>
Island School Visits<br /><ul><li>Ecoisland will support the Education programme in the following ways:
Promotional talks to assemblies in the schools
Take the Eco-Mobile to the school on the same day and park it in the playground / near the entrance to provide a form of engagement with the programme
Provide information in a language kids relate to
Eco Carpets (plastics bottles) </li></ul>Part of the SEA SuperHome Network now <br />receiving over 50 visitors per month and winner <br />of RIBA Award for Sustainable Technology <br />PLUS IOW Society Conservation Award <br />
Engagement<br />How it works for the <br />companies involved <br />
Mobile Attended Events<br /><ul><li>Go GREEN to Bestival ( 50,000 )
Air Cooled ( Aug ) and V-Dub ( Sept ) VW festivals
Numerous other small events by invitation ( 10,000 )</li></li></ul><li> Mobile features<br />Features of the Mobile Events Unit<br />Liz Earle Brand Engagement / Product Sampling<br /><ul><li>Product sampling and distribution at all the events.
Ecoisland Lectures <br /><ul><li>Our CEO is giving a series of Presentations on the Ecoisland Vision throughout Europe and around the UK. Our Global Partners will be carried up front in all of these presentations and will benefit from the profile and the exposure:
15th Sept: Portsmouth University Climate Change Workshop
Mar 2012: Ecoisland Conference in the Yacht Haven Cowes</li></li></ul><li> How it all works <br /><ul><li>A Team of dedicated environmentalists and local Business people have emerged from the GreenTank group to provide the drive, momentum and smarts to guide the CIC.
The CIC will contract certain delivery companies and services to “activate” the various projects.
Partnerships will be formed with large organizations who can help to improve the quality of life and deals have been done with tem to reduce the cost of living for Islanders.
The CIC will have a “core team” of staff supplemented by contract staff
To begin with this will include the CEO and an administrator but as the organization grows more staff may be engaged to manage its activities.
The CIC has appointed bankers, accountants and lawyers to work on behalf of the community and to safeguard their interests.
The CIC will publish its accounts on an annual basis. </li></li></ul><li> The Investment Model<br />What the CIC can do <br /><ul><li>5-years of input to this stage.
Governance<br />EIP Governance and Structure<br />Action Group<br /><ul><li>The GREENtank is a group of over 300 committed environmentalists that was started 3 years ago in the wake of the Big Green Picnic to keep the spirit of Eco Island alive.
We have now evolved a specialist ThinkTank from the membership which include some of the brightest eco / business minds on the Island.
The “Action Team” is focused entirely on putting Eco Island ideas into action.
Meeting at least 6 times a year they act like the Dragons Den of the Eco Island endorsing projects / offering seed funding + guidance + finance.
A Community Interest Company with all the surpluses being committed to Eco Island initiatives.
Asset lock to stop assets being removed from the company.
Option of share issues to raise finance / allow members + donors to invest freely in the activities.
Enables lending to finance projects / purchase of land / investment options.
No dividends so nobody is seen to be “making money” out of EIP although it can do everything else that an ordinary company can do.
It offers the most flexible option for potential future developments. </li></li></ul><li>
Proposals fortheClimate Change Conference<br />An opportunity to get onboard <br />with Ecoisland <br />
Knowledge Partners<br /><ul><li>We need help promoting the concept in Academic circles – we need as much smart help as we can get.
We are working with UCL on an Electric Commercial Vehicle trial ( fork lift / short delivery / tractor unit )
We need help with the science of Community Engagement Programme to improve our reach.
Invite us to give talks on our experiences and findings. </li></ul>HELPING TO REDUCE THE COST OF <br />LIVING AND RAISE THE QUALITY OF <br />LIFE FOR ECOISLAND RESIDENTS<br />
A Range of Partnership <br />Options has enabled a <br />Large number of Partners <br />To come on board.<br />The CIC Partnership Model<br />has the added benefit that <br />not only do you get support<br />and funding ( as you would <br />with sponsorship ) but you <br />also get a lot of goods in <br />kind and services PLUS the <br />benefits of their PR and <br />Marketing Teams. <br />
Business Partnership Outline<br /><ul><li>Since the very start Eco-Island has worked with business partners offering them a chance to use Eco-Island as a vehicle to get strengthen brand and come aboard the Eco-Island strategy.
Regardless of the level of partnership your organization can utilize the relevant partnership logo to its own devices. With so much public awareness of green issues it will help your business support eco-island and doing the right thing for society. It can also highlight your current and planned eco initiatives, products plans within your own business strategy.
Our partners pages used frequently in a wide range of media. Our business partners are often the first to receive opportunities that emerge from our green ventures. We regularly feature business through our press and media connections which can maximize publicity of an eco action or investment at your business.
Where possible we also can invite partners and potentially important clients to a range of appropriate events that eco-island hold. </li></li></ul><li> Business Partnership<br /><ul><li>Major Donation or contribution of services to the CIC
National company that has made significant financial contribution to the CIC
Local business that have made financial contribution to the CIC
Have made significant contribution from the start.</li></li></ul><li>HUB:<br />If this proposal has not been sent to you by email <br />then it has been printed on FSC paper <br />ECOISLAND AN IDEA WHOSE TIMEHAS COME<br />ONE PLANET – ONE ISLAND<br />