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Householders get canny in the kitchen and save £424 a year

We recently hosted a Christmas party to celebrate our Changeworks’ volunteers with a meal served by the Edinburgh Real Junk Food Project. I remain impressed that they can source and create such a delicious meal (including mushroom stroganoff and...

20 Dec 2016 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Making homes in rural Scotland warmer

I was one of a small group of people asked by Scottish Government to join an independent Task Force, in the summer of 2015, to investigate and propose solutions that would address the huge problem of rural fuel poverty. Rural Scotland Key Facts,...

12 Dec 2016 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

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

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