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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

Choosing more sustainable packaging

“How do you choose more sustainable packaging?” is common question we hear from householders and businesses. Our Zero Waste Leith team has created a simple checklist to help you make more sustainable choices at home and work. There are lots of...

24 Jan 2019 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Our 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...

17 Dec 2018 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Heat pumps not just hot air!

Half of Scotland’s energy is expected to come from renewable sources by 2030. Change is happening across the country and we know of 1,100 householders who are leading the way.Tim Johnston of Lentran near Inverness and Mathieson Ross of Aviemore...

27 Nov 2018 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

£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. I 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...

15 Nov 2018 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Engaging football fans scores energy efficiency goals

Changeworks supports people across Scotland to save energy at home through initiatives that support people to adopt low carbon behaviours. We caught up with Aidan Tracey, Relationship Officer at our Home Energy Scotland advice centre in the South...

14 Sep 2018 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Mhairi’s plastic free July challenge

Plastic pollution continues to hit the headlines, with programmes such as the BBC’s Blue Planet and Blue Planet 2 showing us the horrific extent of what it’s doing to our oceans. Plastic is such an integral part of our daily lives, so is it...

24 Aug 2018 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Carbon reduction

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