How we make a difference

People

We work to win the hearts and minds of the people of Scotland helping them to change the way they act and think to improve the environment and their quality of life.

For example: 

Over 800,00 pupils and 60,000 teachers take part in the Eco-Schools programme across Scotland, empowering children and young people to take action towards an economically, socially and environmentally just world.

Place

We help enhance Scotland’s environment by encouraging local communities to make the place they live cleaner, safer, healthier and more sustainable. And, we’re working in every part of Scotland to celebrate the very best in environmental improvement.

For example:

Through the Climate Challenge Fund we have supported local community action on a wide range of issues to help tackle climate change including supporting 363 food projects, helping to create 137 community gardens, and providing advice and guidance on 460 energy efficiency and 267 low carbon transport projects.

 

Policy

We seek to shape and influence legislation, policy and practice to promote action across the public, private and voluntary sectors on local, national and global sustainability issues.

For example:

As a founder member of the European Litter Prevention Agency, we are leading the way on tackling litter for Scotland. We also represent Scotland on the Clean Europe Network bringing together Europe’s leading organisations fighting the scourge of litter, where we share knowledge and best practice.