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Pass it on Week 2019

Pass it on Week is Scotland's annual celebration of re-use - join in and get swapping, donating, sharing and repairing to help make things last!  The next Pass it on Week will be 9-17 March 2019 - and the theme is #thebigdeclutter . If you'd like to set up your own event, there are lots of ideas at the Recycle For Scotland website.

West Lothian Council Annual Climate Change Report

The council's annual report for 2017/18 highlighted significant progress in our efforts to reduce our impact on the environment and adapt to the effects of climate change.  Overall carbon emissions were down by 6,000 tonnes (over 10%) from the previous year at 50,831 tonnes.  The full report is available here Icon for pdf 2017/18 Climate Change Declaration Report [580.41KB].

Climate Challenge Fund Awards 2018

Three West Lothian organisations have been funded in this year's round of Climate Challenge Fund grant award.

Beechbrae SCIO's Our Environment project will help Armadale Academy and Whitdale Primary reduce the amount of food waste and items currently going to landfill. The project will also create additional food growing space and help people to increase understanding of how their activities impact on climate change. £137,000.

Transition Linlithgow's Linlithgow Carbon Challenge 2020 will help local residents reduce their carbon emissions from travel, waste, energy and food. Project activities include personal travel planning support, a tool library, home energy efficiency advice and a weekly food assembly. The project will also engage local people in events that will help to increase understanding of climate change and inspire them to take positive action. £249,380.

The Carbon Cycle of Tomato is a project that will be run by Fun Little Education to support the Polish community in Broxburn to grow more food locally and reduce food waste. Project activities include food growing and food waste workshops, with further support offered to help the community learn more about climate change and how to make changes that will help to tackle it. £30,700.

Home Energy Checks

Carry out a Home Energy Check to find out if you can lower your bills!  You can also get free, expert and impartial advice by speaking to a Home Energy Scotland advisor. Simply call  0808 808 2282

Reduce your fuel consumption by 15%

A quick and easy way to reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions is to train your employees to drive more efficiently. Scottish businesses can now take advantage of fully funded, award-winning FuelGood driver training, thanks to an increased government subsidy.   
Benefits include:

  • 15% reduction in fuel consumption
  • fewer accidents due to an improved driving style
  • private mileage savings for employees
  • demonstration of your corporate social responsibility and commitment to employee well-being

More than 200 Scottish employers have already taken part with 96% of trainees recommending the training to others. FuelGood is the only government-subsidised driver training available in Scotland.

Training is easy to organise and we provide the car, fuel and insurance. Highly experienced fleet driving instructors deliver the training efficiently and with minimum disruption to the working day.

If you have any questions, or would like to book training, please email, call 0808 808 2282 to speak to your local sustainable transport adviser or visit theEnergy Saving Trust for more information.

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