CCF Waste Heroes


These heroes have supported their communities to reduce their carbon footprint in the area of waste

Carolyn Edmonson, Textile Repair Volunteer with Repair Cafe Glasgow

Carolyn is a dedicated and knowledgeable textile repair volunteer for Repair Café Glasgow. She has been with the project from the start and fixes everything from jumpers with holes to bags with busted zips.

Carolyn also teaches people how to fix their own clothes - a vital part of a repair café. She has further developed her skills through the project and has found employment running upcycling workshops.

Find out more about Repair Cafe Glasgow here.

Taylor Flynn, Re-Use Activities Volunteer with Gate Church Carbon Saving project, Dundee

Taylor is one of the lead volunteer organisers for the monthly Clothes Swap event and was instrumental in helping to design and build the Dundee Climate Action Network website. The website includes a local directory of resources and organisations who offer reuse/recycling services. Taylor also gives time every week to help sort the donations of re-usable items which are received through the Give Box scheme.

"We really appreciate having such a pro-active and enthusiastic volunteer" - Felicity Wright, Gate Church Carbon Saving project

Find out more about the Gate Church Carbon Saving project here.

Fatemeh Haghighatmesbahi, Community Fridge Volunteer with PDA Goes Green, Glasgow

Fatemeh became a champion of reducing food waste through her support for the PDA Goes Green Community Fridge. Fatemeh collects, delivers, sorts and displays food.

She has taken it upon herself to learn more about climate change with PDA and other organisations and is spreading the food waste message widely wherever she can.

Find out more about how to get involved with PDA Goes Green here.

Mrs. Nitu Singh, volunteer with the Low Carbon Communities project run by NKS, Edinburgh

Mrs. Nitu Singh is from Uttar Pradesh state of India and has volunteered with NKS for two years. She has taken lots of steps to make her own life more sustainable and posts pictures of her green activities on social media to help inspire others. Despite a language barrier she is keen to inspire others to live more sustainably and has supported local children to design their own upcycled dresses for a religious event.

Find out more about NKS here.

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