News Archive

Changeworks Annual Review

Changeworks has more than lived up to our name in the past year, as we continue to work at a local level to cut carbon, prevent waste, promote sustainable transport and support people in fuel poverty. Over the last year, Changeworks has helped to:

12 Oct 2010

Changeworks project prompts policy change on double glazing in listed buildings

A ground-breaking project by Changeworks' Sustainable Futures team is set to result in a city-wide policy change on double glazing in listed buildings.

9 Aug 2010 Energy and fuel poverty

What Rot! Little rotters are composting winners!

Today children from nurseries and primary schools across Edinburgh dug deep into their compost bins and cleaned out their wormeries to enter the coveted Changeworks What Rot!' composting competition. St Leonard's Nursery School won "Best Compost', Summerside Kindergarten came out as winner for "Best Worm Compost', whilst Hope Cottage Nursery won...

13 Jun 2010 Waste

Get stuck in to Compost Awareness Week

As part of Compost Awareness Week, 2 to 8 May 2010, Changeworks Master Composter volunteers are on hand to offer residents free, expert advice on home composting.

5 May 2010 Waste

Edinburgh residents get switched on to managing gas and electricity costs

From April, new Changeworks [1] project Switched On is offering local residents free impartial advice and tailored support to manage their gas and electricity costs and get the most from their heating.

16 Apr 2010 Energy and fuel poverty

Changeworks Recycling goes live

Changeworks Recycling, formerly known as LEEP Recycling, is now live. This is to align identity with parent company Changeworks. It is also part of our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement. We will continue to deliver quality customer service and keep you updated as we develop the range of services available. 

1 Apr 2010 Waste

How much does that power shower cost!

A report produced by environmental charity Changeworks has found some showers can end up costing you more than a bath. On average a power shower could cost you £259 more a year than taking a bath!

14 Jan 2010 Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Pupils get a taste for waste

Hot on the heels of the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, pupils from secondary schools from across Scotland gathered with Scottish businesses including high profile entrepreneur Fraser Doherty of SuperJam, at Changeworks' Make Waste History Summit"  for a day of action against food waste.

21 Dec 2009 Waste

Dreaming of a greener Christmas?

We're heading towards the over-indulgent festive season so Changeworks has suggested a few top tips to a greener Christmas.

12 Oct 2009 Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction