Experts of NGO “REA” together with the international network of NGOs for sustainable energy INFORSE-Europe (Denmark), NGO Center for Environmental Solutions (Belarus), and Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy (Denmark) have prepared a Catalog of Local Solutions – a collection of simple ways to save energy in homes.

What does the Catalog of Local Solutions offer?

Useful tips on how to save electricity and heat, in particular by using renewable energy. There are 34 solutions in this Catalog. These solutions include examples of behavioural change and low-cost investments. At each solution, it is indicated how much energy you can save, how much it costs, and where you can find more information, mainly in Ukraine and Belarus.

Examples of behaviour changes are:

  • Turning off equipment not in use;
  • Washing dishes in a separate container, not under a running tap;
  • Periodical refrigerator defrosting.

Examples of investment are:

  • Changing light bulbs to LED;
  • Insulating walls;
  • Replacing old inefficient energy consumption equipment (refrigerator, kitchen stove etc.).

“Catalog of Local Solutions” is already available at this link:

You also can download it as a pdf Booklet through the link

We hope that the solutions collected will be useful and inspire you to find your own sustainable solutions.
Your feedback will help to improve the publication and make it convenient, accessible, and understandable to a wide audience. We will be very grateful for your opinions, comments, and suggestions regarding the Catalogue.

This Catalogue of local solutions on what you can do to save electricity and heat and to use renewable energy is made in the framework of the “Civil Society for Sustainable Energy – Local to National in Eastern Europe” in short SELNEE Project in 2020-21. The Project is an NGO Cooperation across the INFORSE-Europe network in Belarus, Ukraine, and Denmark.

The objectives of the SELNEE Project are to promote climate action and transition to sustainable energy in Eastern Europe in general and, in particular, in Ukraine and Belarus. The SELNEE project has been financially supported by CISU, Denmark.

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