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Research shows tenant engagement is vital for social housing renewables

Since the introduction of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme in 2010, there have been half a million installations of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in UK homes – many of them in social housing [1]. A similar scheme, the domestic ...

30 Sep 2014 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Edinburgh schools celebrate less waste

The sun shone brightly on the beautiful surroundings of the Holyrood Park Education Centre as Changeworks' Waste Education Team held their annual end of year Celebratory Event for primary and nursery schools recently. The event marked the...

29 Jul 2014 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Island hopping to meet our customers

Our Argyll and Bute-based Home Energy and Partnership Liaison Officer Brian Barker reports on his short but epic trips last month to the islands of Jura and Tiree to provide in-home advice:I made three home visits to customers:...

11 Jun 2014 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Meet David, one of our Waste Wise Volunteers!

David is one of our team of volunteers whose efforts have helped make a number of our waste projects a success. He is a volunteer with the Waste Wise Volunteer project, which works in four local communities in Edinburgh and the Lothians, including...

6 Jun 2014 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Heat Heroes volunteer project

Changeworks runs a number of volunteer projects to help householders make their homes warmer and more energy efficient and also to reduce and recycle waste. We spoke to Drew Murphy, our Senior Affordable Warmth Advisor, about one of these projects,...

5 Jun 2014 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Edinburgh babes take on real nappy change challenge

Changeworks’ Real Nappy Project volunteers, parents and babies took part in the Guinness World Record Breaking Great Cloth Nappy Change 2014 to celebrate Real Nappy Week (28 April - 4 May 2014) recently. The event was a great success, with fun had...

1 May 2014 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Real Nappies – Flashy pants and smooth bottoms

Are you a new parent or expecting a little bundle of joy? Wondering whether it’s possible to go green and save money, while ensuring your little one’s bottom stays soft and dry with minimal fuss? Then it’s worth considering real nappies.Gone are the...

21 Mar 2014 Lynne Sneddon Waste

European insights on tackling fuel poverty

Changeworks' Senior Consultant Stuart Hay presented our latest research findings at the 'Energy Check for Low Income Households' seminar in Berlin recently. Here, Stuart shares research insights and learnings for both the UK and Europe.First the...

27 Feb 2014 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

How far can a foodbox go?

Our Affordable Living Advisor, Chris Clyne, recently asked himself that question. He decided to try living off nothing but the contents of an emergency foodbox to try and answer this, and gain valuable insights along the way.A foodbox is an...

6 Feb 2014 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Top tips for a sustainable festive season

The festive season is a time for celebration for many people and, almost inevitably, a spot of overindulgence. As a result, we tend to use a lot more energy – and we don’t mean those last-minute trips to the shops – and produce more waste than usual...

23 Dec 2013 Lynne Sneddon Waste

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