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Chuck another kilowatt on the barbie!

Lets all admit it….Kilowatts are not the easiest thing to understand. Changeworker Daniel “Gannet” Johns (see previous posts) certainly needed some guidance. My task was to devise a simple way to help. Here is how the process went:Stage...

15 Sep 2011 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

A wind farm rising above the smoke of Grangemouth

That’s the scene that took me by surprise whilst out walking the dog (bio-degradable poo bags at the ready of course). It was starting to get drizzly but I could still see quite far and it gave the horizon a moody, misty feel to it. I’d never looked...

2 Sep 2011 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Zero Waste Heroes: We Have Lift-off!

St David's RC Primary School, winner of this year's Zero Waste Heroes competitionZero Waste Heroes Mission HQ here with a quick update on our latest competition launch. But first, a superhero salute to last year’s winners, St David’s RC Primary...

31 Aug 2011 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Cakes help insulate Applecross!

Applecross Climate Challenge Fund project held a successful community open day recently with over 50 people attending, a quarter of the local population. Local organiser Carolyn Peterson said “the event was a great success and a brilliant start to...

26 Aug 2011 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Think global, act global?

The phrase ‘think global, act local’ was coined about 100 years ago by Patrick Geddes, a Scottish town planner and social activist. Wikipedia defines it as ‘urging people to consider the health of the entire planet and to take action in their...

18 Aug 2011 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Cycle chic? In these shoes?

When asked, women said they wouldn't cycle to work because they worry what their hair would look like when they got there. I heard this at a community meeting and it stuck with me, because I think it feels so… true!It’s a barrier that sits between...

5 Aug 2011 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction

Living the Good Life… kind of

Ok, so my smugness will be short-lived as I’m only house sitting, but let’s go with it for a minute. A girl can dream, can’t she?It’s a glorious spring morning and the photovoltaic (PV) panels are churning out so much free, clean...

28 Jul 2011 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Craigroyston School's Sausage Trophy Win Starts Summer With a Sizzle

A drum roll patters on the knees of excited children throughout the Craigroyston Primary assembly hall. STV are poised with microphone, ready for comments.The crowd 'oohs' and 'aahs' as the coveted sausage on a fork trophy is revealed… they cheer!It...

14 Jul 2011 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Driving down carbon costs: M74 compared to sustainable living

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been reading in the news that the cost to build the new five-mile M74 motorway extension through Glasgow was £131 million per mile. That’s £80,000 per metre. That’s a lot of money, I hear you thinking, but what’s...

8 Jul 2011 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

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