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Top tips to reduce how much food you waste

Earlier this month, Changeworks’ Deputy Chief Executive Liz Partington shared some of the actions we can all take to play our part in tackling the global climate emergency.Here we look at another of those actions in more detail: reducing...

19 Jun 2019 Callum Leslie Waste

Ebikes – the push you need to get in the saddle

Are you looking to go further and faster on your active travel commute? Or perhaps you’re just getting back into cycling and would like a helping hand? Then ebikes could be the answer.Electric pedal-assisted bikes (ebikes) are regular bikes with the...

13 Jun 2019 Callum Leslie Carbon reduction

Four easy tips to make your home energy efficient

Earlier this month, Changeworks Deputy Chief Executive Liz Partington shared some of the actions we can all take to play our part in tackling the global climate emergency. Here we look at another of those actions in more detail: improving the...

6 Jun 2019 Callum Leslie Carbon reduction

Transforming pre-loved fabrics

The UK fashion industry is worth £21 billion to the UK economy, but fast fashion has an equally large impact on the environment - highlighted recently by the BBC’s Stacey Dooley Investigates Fashion’s Dirty Secrets. Changeworks’ volunteer Anna...

30 May 2019 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Carbon reduction

How climate-friendly shopping habits help the planet

Earlier this month, Changeworks Deputy Chief Executive Liz Partington shared some of the actions we can all take to play our part in tackling the global climate emergency. Here we look at one of those actions in more detail: reducing our carbon...

22 May 2019 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

From policy to practice: turning climate declarations into positive action

As you can imagine, here at Changeworks we’ve been watching closely as climate change edges up the policy agenda. Government declarations of a climate emergency signal the power of public demand for action. But what happens next? We spoke to...

10 May 2019 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction, Corporate

Governments declare a climate emergency – here’s what you can do

Climate change is (quite literally) a hot topic right now. With school climate strikes and Extinction Rebellion protests dominating front pages in recent weeks and months, the rallying cry for a meaningful response to global climate change is louder...

2 May 2019 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction, Corporate

Change Works in Peebles turns one!

It’s now a year since Change Works in Peebles began testing new approaches to energy efficiency with the local community. Funded by Changeworks, Scottish Borders Council, and the Scottish Government, the project helps reduce energy costs and improve...

25 Apr 2019 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction, Corporate

Why we struggle to stick to eco-friendly habits: a researcher’s perspective

Human activities are negatively impacting the environment, and the evidence supporting this claim is undeniable, overwhelming and urgent. Even so, being aware of these issues and the need to act does not necessarily mean we change our behaviour....

24 Apr 2019 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

‘There is no planet B’

You’ve probably heard about the school climate change strikes that have been hitting the headlines recently. Over 1 million pupils across the world missed school on 15 March to highlight the need for stronger, swifter action to tackle global climate...

22 Mar 2019 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction, Corporate

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