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£140 off your electricity bill – do you qualify?

Getting £140 discount off your electricity bill is not widely advertised, so you may not have heard of it. We find that many householders who are eligible for this discount have no idea it exists. Here at Changeworks we try to spread the word about...

30 Oct 2020 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Greener home working

Last year, we wrote a blog about how to green your workplace. It was about making sure we all played our part in cutting carbon at work, and making sure your employer does too.Well, it’s fair to say things have changed quite a bit since we wrote...

20 Jul 2020 Callum Leslie Carbon reduction

Getting the best out of your solar panels

If you have solar panels in your home, during the day is obviously when you’re going to generate the most energy.If you have battery storage with your solar PV too, that works just fine when you’re out of the house during the day. But now with many...

14 Jul 2020 Callum Leslie Carbon reduction

Staying warm and managing your bills

Our Affordable Warmth advisors have been talking to more and more of you about managing your heating and electricity bills, and staying warm at home. While we're all spending more time in the house, that means spending more on our fuel - and that...

9 Jun 2020 Callum Leslie Energy and fuel poverty

Getting you started with composting at home

With many councils temporarily suspending their brown bin garden waste collections due to the coronavirus outbreak and many garden and hardware shops closed, it’s certainly a tricky time to be managing a garden. But spring is here and it’s...

15 Apr 2020 Callum Leslie Waste

Top tips for reducing microfibres in your washing

One of our volunteers, Millie, joined us in second year of her environmental studies degree and really got stuck in talking to the public about food waste for our Zero Waste Leith project. In her fourth year Millie researched the release of...

25 Mar 2020 Callum Leslie Waste

On-the-go recycling reaches new heights in city centre

It’s been a busy four months since we launched Our Edinburgh #InTheLoop on-the-go recycling campaign. This pioneering project is now in its last month of trialling new ways to empower people in the city centre to recycle disposable drinks containers...

27 Feb 2020 Callum Leslie Waste

How Changeworks’ area-based projects transform communities

The majority of Scottish householders aren't eligible for fully funded measures to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. That means that they have to fund any work to make their houses warmer and easier to heat themselves.That’s where...

25 Feb 2020 Callum Leslie Carbon reduction

Boost your commute with an ebike

If you’re looking for a way to get more active in 2020, maybe an ebike is the way to get you going further and faster!Electric pedal-assisted bikes (ebikes) are just like regular bikes, but with a battery and motor to give you a bit more oomph –...

9 Jan 2020 Callum Leslie Carbon reduction

Six actions to tackle the climate emergency

Back in May, we published a blog on six practical things you can do to tackle the climate emergency.Yes we need Governments and corporations to do their part, but everyone has a role to play in reducing the amount of carbon that we use. That's why...

16 Dec 2019 Callum Leslie Carbon reduction

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