- Waste vs the pandemic: finding a new normal for single-use cups
- Now is the time to change
- Could the Global Goals provide a framework for the green recovery?
- Getting to know....Connor Launder
- Our incredible Beautiful Scotland and It’s Your Neighbourhood community
- Getting to know our people behind Climate Ready Classrooms
- Lockdown litter - a community view
- Looking after beaches
- Time for a more sustainable future, a greener and fairer one for all
- Getting to know.....Claire Gibson
- The Origins of George Wyllie's 'Original Earth Guarantee'
- Getting to know... Aoife Hutton
- National disgrace of lockdown litter
- The healing power of local places
- Amid the Coronavirus crisis the climate emergency has not gone away
- Bringing environmental education home
- #TurdTag – getting creative to tackle dog poo
- Preparing young people to take action on climate change
- Running on community power
- Reconnecting with nature
- Coronavirus isn't an excuse - flytipping is still a crime
- Sowing seeds of hope in our community
- Hope for the environment post-Coronavirus?
- From Eco-School Committee to environmental charity
- You can’t tackle the climate crisis unless you are climate ready
- Why everyone wins when you take part in Beautiful Scotland
- Entering our third decade with a splash
- Is 2020 the year for a circular economy in Scotland?
- A year in the life of: the campaigns and innovation team
- Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime
- Setting sail: all aboard the partnership
- Free wheeling
- Scotland is thirsty for change
- This #ScotClimateWeek, are you ready to pledge?
- Upstream Battle at Whinhill Primary School
- Elaine Hopley on our Upstream Battle week of action
- 20 September climate strikes: what took place and what happens now?
- Playing our part to reduce cup waste
- The funeral of a glacier: time to pull the emergency brake
- Get your Paws on Plastic
- Arran – exploring its hidden gems
- It’s time to take action to reverse climate change
- Monitoring litter to help keep Scotland beautiful
- Tackling Our Unsustainable Cup Consumption
- Cups hitting the ground: what we learned at TRNSMT Festival
- We All Have To Fight The UpStream Battle
- It's rubbish that people have to clean up after litter bugs
- The power of pocket gardens
- Registering your clean up makes a difference
- Tackling climate change starts at home
- Speaking the language of Carbon Literacy
- The life of a Keep Scotland Beautiful intern
- Wheatley Group: two years on and still going strong
- Roadside Litter: Think twice before you chuck
- Our citizen scientists are ready to make waves for Upstream Battle
- Taking a stand on climate change – what actions will you take?
- The Cup Movement will tackle our litter culture head on
- Working across borders to tackle climate change
- Celebrating 25 years of Eco-Schools in Scotland
- Climate change – it’s personal
- Putting young people first for our environment at Keep Scotland Beautiful
- Treading lightly – steps to lower our carbon footprint
- Aunty Babs washes her spoon and so should you
- Climate change: we can all do our bit
- Have yourself a green Christmas
- Shifting up a gear on Scotland’s roadside litter problem
- It’s time to consign our litter problem to the dustbin of history
- We can save our seas by starting at home
- Everyone can do their bit to protect the world – what’s your Goal?
Over the past two months we have all adapted to new ways of living, working and being. In many areas of our lives we have taken on a new way of doing things. And this has been a challenge that those we work with through the Climate Challenge Fund have risen to.
Tim Mullens, Marketing and Community Support Officer in our Climate Change Team tells us about the changes he has witnessed through our work with communities across Scotland.
Combating Covid-19 and climate change
It’s been inspiring to see many CCF projects providing vital support to their communities during the Covid-19 crisis, with their work helping to tackle Covid-19 and carbon emissions.
And with the NHS urgently requiring a variety of equipment, local CCF projects such as Waste into Wishes, run by Gilded Lily CIC in Glasgow, are using their upcycling skills to re-purpose unwanted textiles into useful items. Items such as scrub bags for NHS staff and face coverings for the public are the results of these initiatives. Transition Stirling have even used their 3D printer to make plastic protective masks for local health workers.
There are many CCF projects are amongst a growing number of organisations making surplus food available to their communities - particularly valuable for people shielding or self- isolating. Annexe Communities in Glasgow previously ran CCF supported climate-themed lunch gatherings, which provided a fantastic outlet for surplus supermarket food. They reacted to the Covid-19 crisis by delivering lunch direct to those in need. This activity continues post- CCF funding, with the surplus produce sourced by Fareshare Glasgow and West of Scotland and also direct from local supermarkets.