EcoTeams on film

Students from Nottingham Trent University’s Television Journalism course were intrigued by the EcoTeams training event at County Hall in Nottingham on 8 May and turned up to grab some interviews and shoot some footage of the event. They were filming a feature on the range of environmental actions taking place across Nottingham, so EcoTeams fitted right in.

Amongst those also coming to find out more about EcoTeams were a community art worker, an electrician training to install renewable energy technologies, and a software engineer, all with plenty of experience between them. One of the highlights of the day was linking people up with those who had similar environmental interests, or who lived near each other.
After finding out how EcoTeams work and EcoTeams activities, we looked at ways to get a team together, in the local area, and at work or online. One of the key points was about making people aware of the benefits of joining an EcoTeam, which include:

  • Saving money
  • Save the planet
  • Socialise and make friends
  • Be part of something
  • Share ideas
  • Improve wellbeing and sense of community

The journalism students went away happy, with several interviews filmed and enough background footage to provide the visual element for their feature. Everyone else left with ideas about how to take their own environmental projects forward and how to communicate with people who are less environmentally aware.

It was good to meet other people and pick up on the enthusiasm.

Very good – good balance of talks and activities.

Quotes from participants at the event.