Let's go greener together!
People across Scotland are being encouraged to ‘Go Greener Together' and to help make Scotland a cleaner, greener place to live. SCDC has joined the campaign and we are starting by looking at how we can improve on the first of the campaign's themes - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Whether at home, at work or in the community, we all need to consider how we - and the people we live and work with - could be greener, and what we can do to help Scotland's environment now and in the future. Every step we take can make a real difference when we all do it together. Launching the campaign, Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said:
"Every journey starts with a single step and Scotland will truly go greener together when we realise the individual actions we take can collectively have a massive impact. There are many ways to go greener, which will bring big benefits if we all get involved. Turning our thermostats down by just one degree, for example, not only saves money but also reduces the amount of energy we use as a country. By taking this green action, we could each save up to £60 per year as well as reducing Scotland's carbon emissions from housing by ten per cent."
Taking action now will help make Scotland cleaner and greener for you, your family and communities across Scotland. Why not get involved and find out what you can do by visiting http://action.greenerscotland.org/scdcsignup for more information and advice?
The following resources will also provide your group or organisation with useful advice about how to develop a sustainability plan...
Community Action for a Sustainable Scotland
Community Action for a Sustainable Scotland (CASS) is a set of 7 educational resources on sustainable development for community organisations in Scotland. Recently launched by SCDC, the resources were adapted from material produced as part of the Every Action Counts programme in England, which aimed to embed sustainable development into the work of community groups.
The seven resources are aimed at community projects and groups, and offer advice ranging from how to develop a sustainability plan to simple tips for recycling and saving energy. The resources support both large and small scale community organisations to carry out their activities in ways which protect the environment without impacting on efficiencies and which ensure greater levels of sustainability for the longer term.
Access the resources and find out more here