Four fifths of Scotland’s carbon footprint is generated from our consumption. Meaning all the goods, materials, and services which we produce, use, and most often throw away are a major contributor to environmental decline. With this in mind, is it time to rethink how we consume? In this blog, we delve into the what, how and why of a circular economy and what it could mean for reaching net zero by 2045.
Climate Beacons for COP26 is a collaborative project that partners together environmental and cultural organisations across Scotland to help involve the public in conversations about climate change in a way that is relevant to the local area.
There are many ways we can help Scotland to reach its net zero targets. From managing our food shop and food waste to recycling. But it doesn’t stop there. The clothes we choose to wear daily also impact the planet. It can be easy to fall into the cycle of wearing once and buying new, but actively choosing more sustainable options such as renting, buying second-hand, or re-wearing your existing wardrobe can reduce carbon emissions and help Scotland reach net zero.
There are plenty of ways to try out new plant-based meals and bring more fruit and vegetables into your diet. As well as being a great source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre, locally grown and seasonal fruit and veg may also have a lower environmental impact. Now, there are more options to buy these from independent stores and local veg boxes delivered to your door.
Hear all about the young people leading the way to create a new community space, tackling nature loss and playing their part in Scotland’s journey to net zero emissions.
Climate change is a global issue. We all need a healthy planet to thrive. However, climate change affects everyone and every country differently. Being a Fairtrade Nation helps Scotland ensure farmers and producers around the world get a fairer deal.
Located in Skye’s coastal village of Waternish, Skyeskyns produces the highest quality sheepskins. With the support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skyeskyns has built upon its sustainable foundations and implemented various innovative initiatives across the company.
After the excitement of Christmas, January can seem rather dull and quiet. Burns Night however on the 25th serves up the perfect opportunity to enjoy some fun and warmth wherever you are, from a dram of whisky and a spot of food with friends, to a reading of one of his poems.
With support from across the public sector, including Scottish Enterprise and Business Gateway, Oak Tree Inn has implemented various innovative initiatives across the company in order to become more sustainable.
One business that has been committed to sustainability since its inception in 1997 is ACS Clothing, a Rental and Resale reverse logistics provider in the fashion rental industry.
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