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Kiri’s top tips for a waste free Christmas

Does anyone else love Christmas but hate all the waste that goes with it? If so this is the blog for you! Reducing your waste at this time of year can seem daunting, but fear not, I have some top tips to help you avoid a rubbish Christmas! (See what...

6 Dec 2016 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Is district heating delivering affordable and sustainable energy?

With both the UK and Scottish Governments aiming to increase the number of homes connected to district heating, it is currently a hot topic in the energy world. District heating offers a more efficient type of heating system due to the economies of...

28 Nov 2016 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Get ready for winter

When I was growing up, the sofa in our small living room had a summer place and a winter place. In winter, my mum moved the sofa six inches away from the radiator when she turned the heating on. Mum did to avoid blocking and absorbing the heat from...

9 Nov 2016 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Restore warmth to your historical home

Home Energy Scotland* has a team of specialist advisors that can come and visit properties which are classed as ‘hard to treat’, helping people to increase the energy efficiency of their properties and keep the heat in.Ewan Fisher, Technical Manager...

4 Nov 2016 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Benefits of volunteering: what’s in it for you?

My definition of volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain. So, you sign yourself up to do something in your precious free time and what do you get in return?I have had the pleasure of working with...

25 Oct 2016 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Encouraging staff to travel to work sustainably

Changeworks is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. The organisation identified staff commuting to work as an area for improvement and tasked their Green Team to help make this happen. Chair of Changeworks’ Green Team, Drew Murphy, describes...

13 Oct 2016 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction, Corporate

Want to be a waster?

Riddle me this. 13% of you just simply don’t have time to recycle. 50% of you can’t even remember getting any information on recycling at all. Only 54.8% of you are committed recyclers. Chances are you also enjoy a pint or two at your local. Who are...

16 Sep 2016 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Why integrating behaviour change into policy and programmes for a low carbon society is essential

Over the last few years I have seen behaviour change becoming increasingly discussed and acted upon across many of the organisations we work with. Stakeholders engaged with the low carbon agenda are more conscious of the need to understand the...

29 Aug 2016 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Planning tools for future energy efficiency programmes

Over the past few years, I’ve become increasingly aware of the careful planning required by Local Authorities to ensure their energy efficiency programmes realise their key objectives and targets. This is particularly relevant to the current Home...

22 Aug 2016 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

My vision for Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme

To coincide with the announcement of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme pilots, which is expected any day now, Changeworks is developing a series of insight papers to inform the debate on how to best deliver the programme. We’ll publish these...

16 Aug 2016 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

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