Chastre Energy Days as part of the EUSEW.

 Between 27th May and 24th June 2017 a number of events are taking place within the Commune of Chastre to raise awareness regarding the need to switch to sustainable energy systems.

The Chastrottes – is an annual event now in its’ tenth year open to all residents of the Commune of Chastre.

This year’s theme is Sustainable Energies but what are the Chastrottes?

The Chastrottes (combination of Chastre and marottes) are friendly puppets (dolls or scarecrows) made with recycled materials.

They are made by locals and arranged so that they are visible to all the different users of the streets.

It is thus an outdoor exhibition by all and for all.

 All displayed Chastrottes are photographed. The photos will be published on the blog of 2017 Chastrottes chastrottes-2017.blogspot.com

 The Time Table:

  • Saturday, 27th May 2017 – Start of the contest and Chastrottes installation
  • Wednesday, 7th June 2017 at noon – all Chastrottes participating in the contest must be registered and in place
  • Wednesday 7th to Wednesday, 21st June 2017 – tour by the judging groups
  • Friday, 23rd June 2017 at midnight – Deadline for votes of residents
  • Saturday 24th June prize giving event.

Every household is encouraged to vote for their favourite Chastrottes installation and prizes are awarded at an event on the 24th of June.

 Full details of registration, judging and how to vote can be found on chastrottes-2017.blogspot.com

Ten Years of the Chastrottes Exhibition –

Since 2008 a vast library of photos has been amassed in respect to this annual competition.

To celebrate Ten Years an exhibition of all the entries will be held at The Town Hall of Chastre (in collaboration with the town council).

The exhibition will take place between the 1st till the 15th of June and opening times will be published via chastrottes-2017.blogspot.com we invite everyone to view this display of the first Decade of this special event.

CHASTRE Energy Day Saturday 24 June.

 There are many rumours about wind turbines and so we are offering you the opportunity to find out first hand by visiting the new wind farm of Ernage.

The EU is very supportive of “Peoples Energy” where it is the people and not large energy companies who benefit from locally produced green energies.

There will be opportunities to talk with the Energy Cooperative and find out about investing in locale energy (members from Chastre will be on hand to tell you their own experiences). Depending on the weather conditions there may also be an opportunity to look inside a wind turbine. Don’t listen to rumours find out the facts for yourself!

Reducing energy in mobility is also part of the event and we are offering you the opportunity to experience the benefits of using an Electric Bicycle. If you are interested in taking part in the testing of this innovative mobility option then please fill in a registration form https://kwiksurveys.com/s/YSPMfKyT

If you would like to visit using your own bicycle we would love to see you at the event and just so we can arrange the refreshments on the day could you let us know you are coming. Just send us an email telling us who is attending and how many bicycles – energyday.chastre@yahoo.com

But what if you do not own a bicycle or have reduced mobility? Then again, we ask you to send us an email – energyday.chastre@yahoo.com explain how many people wish to attend and if you have reduced mobility please tell us so we can explain how this may impact your visit. We hope to arrange a limited number of parking spaces for cars.

Below is the event time table – electric bikes will be available 30 mins before we set off –

Timetable:

  • Depart Corsal 15h00
    Arrive at Wind Farm 15h30
    Presentation by the Energy Cooperative questions and answers
    Light refreshments
    Depart 17h00
    Arrive Corsal at 17h30.

 

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