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Ideas that just might change the world

Laura Campbell reports on her recent trip to the West Country...I’ve just started to project manage our brand new collective switching project, Scots Together. Households across Scotland will get the chance to save hundreds of pounds on energy...

18 Feb 2013 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Ten easy steps to a 'Green 2013'

Make 2013 the year you make a difference. It needn’t be difficult; at Changeworks we know that small changes are often all it takes to make a big impact.And it’s not just the pledge that’s important – it’s getting there that’s rewarding....

10 Jan 2013 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Watch your waste - not your waist - this Christmas

Christmas is traditionally a time for generosity, indulgence and feasting. We love to give gifts, feed our friends, have a wee Baileys or [insert drink of choice] and eat our own bodyweight in trifle before a good old festive snooze.According...

12 Dec 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste

The whole energy market at the moment is very exciting

We talk to Changeworks Consultancy about what's on the horizon. Changeworks’ Consultancy Services help organisations, groups and businesses to understand climate change and tackle sustainability.We caught up with Ian Smith, Head of Consultancy...

28 Nov 2012 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Taking ownership

Why the capital needs a co-operative approach to community energyCommunity projects are everywhere. Whether you’re aware of them or not, they’re making things better for you and your neighbours. They’re helping people cut carbon and stay warm in...

8 Nov 2012 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Life of a crofter: growing your own P.S.

An afterword to lambing updates from our very own Donald Morrison, crofter and Changeworker, who lives in the village of Cross on Lewis. Donald’s updates featured during March and April, see his first, second, third and...

27 Sep 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Edinburgh schools cut waste!

A year in the making, a morning of celebrating: our work with Edinburgh schools to cut waste!On a sunny summer morning, eager children from Edinburgh schools and nurseries came together at the Holyrood Park Education Centre. They had come for the...

12 Sep 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Green or Gretna?

Why your Big Day doesn’t have to cost the earthAfter getting engaged in 2011 it quickly became apparent that we wouldn't be having a small wedding; we both wanted friends and family to share the day with us rather than eloping to Gretna Green, so we...

10 Aug 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Changetogs: our pop-up jumble sale experiment

A few of us from Changeworks and Community Energy Scotland at our Edinburgh offices opened a two-day, pop-up, pre-loved clothing and accessories shop. Or ‘jumble sale’, as we used to call them in the 80s. We’d been inspired by COMAS’ recent...

3 Aug 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Life of a Crofter: Growing Your Own (part 4)

This is the fourth and final post in a series lambing updates from our very own Donald Morrison, crofter and Changeworker, in the village of Cross on Lewis. Donald’s updates begin 15 March – see his first, second and ...

28 Jun 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

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