- Tackling climate change starts at home
- Speaking the language of Carbon Literacy
- The life of a Keep Scotland Beautiful intern
- 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?
It’s no secret that our health and well-being is affected by our surroundings. We’ve known for over a century that there are links between poor housing and poor health. Where we live also has an impact on our fear of crime, affects our education and can influence our choices. That’s why it’s so important we work to maintain high quality environments for people to be proud of.
We have been working closely with the Wheatley Group – Scotland’s largest Registered Social Landlord – since 2016 and began a 2-year rolling programme in January 2017. In those two years, we’ve carried out environmental audits of 430 of their properties looking at elements such as litter, graffiti and bin facilities as well as the cleanliness of car parks, grounds, lifts and communal areas. This has allowed the Wheatley Group to benchmark their properties, see areas for improvement and assess the effectiveness of their work on local environmental quality.