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Life of a crofter: growing your own P.S.

An afterword to lambing updates from our very own Donald Morrison, crofter and Changeworker, who lives in the village of Cross on Lewis. Donald’s updates featured during March and April, see his first, second, third and...

27 Sep 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Edinburgh schools cut waste!

A year in the making, a morning of celebrating: our work with Edinburgh schools to cut waste!On a sunny summer morning, eager children from Edinburgh schools and nurseries came together at the Holyrood Park Education Centre. They had come for the...

12 Sep 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Green or Gretna?

Why your Big Day doesn’t have to cost the earthAfter getting engaged in 2011 it quickly became apparent that we wouldn't be having a small wedding; we both wanted friends and family to share the day with us rather than eloping to Gretna Green, so we...

10 Aug 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Changetogs: our pop-up jumble sale experiment

A few of us from Changeworks and Community Energy Scotland at our Edinburgh offices opened a two-day, pop-up, pre-loved clothing and accessories shop. Or ‘jumble sale’, as we used to call them in the 80s. We’d been inspired by COMAS’ recent...

3 Aug 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Life of a Crofter: Growing Your Own (part 4)

This is the fourth and final post in a series lambing updates from our very own Donald Morrison, crofter and Changeworker, in the village of Cross on Lewis. Donald’s updates begin 15 March – see his first, second and ...

28 Jun 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Life of a Crofter: Growing Your Own (part 3)

The third in a series of four lambing updates from our very own Donald Morrison, crofter and Changeworker in the village of Cross on Lewis. Donald’s updates started 15 March – see first and second posts – and end...

30 May 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Life of a Crofter: Growing Your Own (part 2)

The second in a series of four lambing updates from our very own Donald Morrison, crofter and Changeworker, in the village of Cross on Lewis. Donald’s updates began 15 March – see first post – and end 30 April.2 April...

22 May 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Life of a Crofter: Growing Your Own (Part 1)

This is the first in a series of lambing updates from our very own Donald Morrison, crofter and Changeworker, on Lewis. Donald’s updates start 15 March and end 30 April and will be featured over the next few weeks.15 March 2012I live in the...

16 May 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Changeworks' Solid Wall Insulation Conference: Some Reflections

Discussing the merits or otherwise of solid walls could be right up there with watching paint dry, or maybe not?  I attended Changeworks’ recent Solid Wall conference exploring the barriers to insulating a solid masonry walls to find...

27 Apr 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Earth Hour 2012: What was the point of that?

Earth Hour 2012 took place 8.30pm on Saturday 31 March. Did you notice? WWF’s Earth Hour is a simple idea that’s quickly turned into a global phenomenon. Hundreds of millions of people turning off their lights for one hour, on the same...

13 Apr 2012 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

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