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Community Impact Heroes

Some heroes had a fantastic story, but didn't fit the main categories. This is their category.

Tone Persson, Events Support Volunteer with Communities for Conservation run by Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council

Tone has been a key part of the organising team for high-impact events such as the Edinburgh Climate Festival and Swap Shop. She gained a great sense of achievement through being involved with the project, equipping her with confidence and abilities to take on new challenges.

In addition, Tone has made many sustainable changes to her own life and volunteers with several other organisations involved with climate change work, including Leith Community Crops in Pots.

Find out more about Communities for Conservation here.

Rashida Omar, Volunteer Cycle Ride Leader with Green Guardians run by Woodfarm Education Centre, Glasgow

Rashida has not only made positive changes to her own life as a result of attending Green Guardian workshops, but has inspired others to do the same. She has undertaken cycle training to lead rides and has inspired others to attend workshops and climate change awareness sessions.

"My outlook towards world has changed….So I can say proudly to my next generation that I tried" - Rashida Omar.

Find out more about Green Guardians here.

Meghna Saxena, Volunteer for Low Carbon Communities project run by NKS, Edinburgh

After being motivated by her sister to take part in environmental activities, Meghna has volunteered for NKS and started to compost at home. The NKS climate change project has also inspired her to use resources more efficiently.

Find out more about NKS here.

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