08 March 2017. Sarah Winget, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, USA and her colleague Matt Ruby, brought 23 students to Ashton Hayes today to learn about our Going Carbon Neutral project. They had heard of us from the New York Times article last August and were keen for the students to learn more about our project as part of their Global Challenges course. The visit began with a tour of the sports pavilion followed by a short slide show and a discussion session, during which Kate and Maria provided hot drinks and pastries. After a few minutes in the play area the group visited the community shop where they purchased a range of goods from souvenirs to meat pies. We ended the tour at the village school, where Matt Hover, the headmaster, told the group about our solar panels.
Now in Association with
Ashton Hayes Community Energy CIC
Located in rural Cheshire, Ashton Hayes is a well knit community of about 1000 people that is aiming to become England's first carbon neutral community. We started our journey in January 2006 and since then we have already cut our carbon dioxide emissions significantly - by working together, sharing ideas and through behavioural change. We now have our community owned renewable energy company.
This website encapsulates our journey towards carbon neutrality and offers free advice and guidance. Please feel free to use anything from our website (we'd like a credit if you can).