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Life of a Crofter: Growing Your Own (Part 1)

This is the first in a series of lambing updates from our very own Donald Morrison, crofter and Changeworker, on Lewis. Donald’s updates start 15 March and end 30 April and will be featured over the next few weeks.15 March 2012I live in the...

16 May 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Changeworks' Solid Wall Insulation Conference: Some Reflections

Discussing the merits or otherwise of solid walls could be right up there with watching paint dry, or maybe not?  I attended Changeworks’ recent Solid Wall conference exploring the barriers to insulating a solid masonry walls to find...

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

Earth Hour 2012: What was the point of that?

Earth Hour 2012 took place 8.30pm on Saturday 31 March. Did you notice? WWF’s Earth Hour is a simple idea that’s quickly turned into a global phenomenon. Hundreds of millions of people turning off their lights for one hour, on the same...

13 Apr 2012 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Toward 2050 Targets: Tackling Tenements

Can tenements be made energy efficient?In the last of three meetings organised by the Edinburgh Community Energy Co-operative, the answer to this question seems to have been:“Yes, but...”Following a successful campaign to promote insulation...

23 Mar 2012 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Are you on the fast track to Zero Waste?

Changeworks Recycling excels at helping businesses to get serious about reducing their waste, cutting their costs and complying with Zero Waste legislation.We asked Angela Dolan, our very own business recycling expert, to...

13 Mar 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste

From the heart...

We care about people and the environment and we love you for caring too.We care about our customers and we hope you care about working with us as much as you care about saving the environment and living a sustainable life. Thank you to everyone who...

14 Feb 2012 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Nappy Chat

I was first introduced to flat nappies when my sister used them on my niece, who is now twenty-six years old. So it was a long time ago, I was a teenager, and babies were the last thing on my mind.I certainly changed a few of those nappies and didn’...

20 Jan 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste

This Wheel's On Fire

On Yer Bike makes moves to keep sustainable transport spinning.There was reportedly over 350 people taking part in Wednesday’s rally outside St. Andrews’ House, and sporting a funky Changeworks cycling jacket, I was getting in on the action along...

12 Jan 2012 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

Shop local, buy local

Sourcing things, stuff and all sorts locally is becoming more of a hot topic these days.  There are different motivations for it too, from cutting the carbon associated from transporting goods to supporting your local economy. Then there are...

4 Jan 2012 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Carbon reduction

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Tips for a Sustainable 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 during those last-minute trips to the shops – and produce a lot more...

23 Dec 2011 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Carbon reduction

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