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Benefits of volunteering: what’s in it for you?

My definition of volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain. So, you sign yourself up to do something in your precious free time and what do you get in return?I have had the pleasure of working with...

25 Oct 2016 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Encouraging staff to travel to work sustainably

Changeworks is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. The organisation identified staff commuting to work as an area for improvement and tasked their Green Team to help make this happen. Chair of Changeworks’ Green Team, Drew Murphy, describes...

13 Oct 2016 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction, Corporate

Want to be a waster?

Riddle me this. 13% of you just simply don’t have time to recycle. 50% of you can’t even remember getting any information on recycling at all. Only 54.8% of you are committed recyclers. Chances are you also enjoy a pint or two at your local. Who are...

16 Sep 2016 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Why integrating behaviour change into policy and programmes for a low carbon society is essential

Over the last few years I have seen behaviour change becoming increasingly discussed and acted upon across many of the organisations we work with. Stakeholders engaged with the low carbon agenda are more conscious of the need to understand the...

29 Aug 2016 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Planning tools for future energy efficiency programmes

Over the past few years, I’ve become increasingly aware of the careful planning required by Local Authorities to ensure their energy efficiency programmes realise their key objectives and targets. This is particularly relevant to the current Home...

22 Aug 2016 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

My vision for Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme

To coincide with the announcement of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme pilots, which is expected any day now, Changeworks is developing a series of insight papers to inform the debate on how to best deliver the programme. We’ll publish these...

16 Aug 2016 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Programme management: excellent value, going the extra mile

Changeworks’ programme management team works with local authorities and housing associations to deliver projects to improve the energy efficiency of homes, reduce carbon and alleviate fuel poverty.The team is currently working with five local...

9 Aug 2016 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Interning with Changeworks

Shona Scott joined Changeworks as a researcher intern in January 2016. Shona’s internship ends next month. Find out from Shona about her experience with us, before she heads off to London for new adventures.  Hello, my name is Shona and I am...

17 Jun 2016 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Corporate

A day in the life of Client Relationship Manager Katy Tallon

Previously we delved into a working day of Changeworks Recycling’s Business Development Manager, Richard Dryburgh. In the second of the series we meet Client Relationship Manager Katy Tallon. Our Client Relationship Managers pride themselves on...

6 Jun 2016 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Celebrating the success of real nappies

After a successful 13 years providing real nappy advice and support to families in Edinburgh and the Lothians, Changeworks’ Real Nappy Project came to an end last month. We caught up with Hannah Milne, Real Nappy Project Co-ordinator, who took us...

5 May 2016 Lynne Sneddon Waste

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