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Shetland project helps make homes greener

Ertie the Trow, is the project mascot of Warmer Greener Homes for Shetland.

Shetland Citizens Advice Bureau will continue to offer free home energy efficiency advice through its Warmer Greener Homes for Shetland project after a successful bid for new funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

Warmer Greener Homes for Shetland offers free support to help Shetlanders reduce their carbon emissions by cutting their home energy use and switching to renewables. The project also aims to tackle fuel poverty and help Shetlanders understand climate change and their influence on it.

The impact of the project includes 126 home energy advice visits, 283 tonnes of carbon savings and almost £100,000 saved from energy bills. All of this is celebrated in a video which prominently features mischievous project mascot, Ertie the Trow.

With social distancing restrictions in place due to Covid-19, forthcoming energy advice clinics have been made available by phone and Zoom.

Advice clinic dates confirmed for July are:

• Wednesday 22 July, 2pm-5pm
• Thursday 23 July, 5pm-9pm
• Friday 24 July, 10am-1pm
• Saturday 25 July, 10am-1pm

Clinic spaces must be booked in advance by contacting warmerhomes@shetland.org or 01595 694696.

Find out more about Warmer Greener Homes for Shetland on the project Facebook page here.

15 July 2020

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