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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

A little less meat goes a long way

Earlier this year, 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: eating...

16 Dec 2019 Callum Leslie Carbon reduction

Our 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! We have some top tips to help you avoid a rubbish Christmas. Not only can you help tackle the climate crisis by reducing your waste, you can...

26 Nov 2019 Callum Leslie Waste

Top recycling hacks for flats and apartments

We all know that recycling is an important part of reducing our carbon footprint, but it’s not always straightforward. Between knowing what goes in what bin, making sure it’s all clean and suitable, and knowing when it gets picked up, it can be...

19 Nov 2019 Callum Leslie Waste

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