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The Greener Scotland Advent Calendar

What's better than a little treat every day in the run up to Christmas? This year, we thought we'd create a...

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Turn over a New Leaf in 2016

Happy New Year! Now is the traditional time to start thinking about your resolutions for the coming year. W...

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Too Good to Waste 2012 Video Diaries

Video diaries from Too Good to Waste.

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Materials you can recycle

Recycling a wide range of materials is easier than ever and a great step towards a greener lifestyle. There are lots of ways to recycle more household items, more often.

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Recycling

For a cleaner, greener Scotland, we should reduce and reuse all we can. For those things we can't find a new use for, it's never been easier to recycle a whole range of materials.

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How to stop wasting food

There are lots of simple things we can do to cut down on wasted food and drink. Take the tour or choose where to start.

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Types of food

By reducing our food waste, we could enjoy more of the food we buy and save up to £470 a year in the process.

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In season food calendar

Our at-a-glance in season food calendar is a great way to see what’s tasty and in season in Scotland month by month.

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Farm produce box schemes

Buying produce direct from a farm means tasty, fresh produce. Boxes contain a selection of in season vegetables and sometimes it’s possible to add fruit and fresh eggs to an order.

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Grow your own food

Growing your own means fruit, veg and herbs for less. A little outlay is needed to get started, but growing your own food can help to cut down on food miles, trips to the shops and wasteful packaging. It can also be very satisfying.

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Local in season food

Scotland boasts a wealth of tasty food from fruit and vegetables to meat, fish and diary. Knowing where our food is from means we can source quality ingredients locally and make the most of Scotland’s abundant natural resources.

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Grants and funding

If you opt for an electric vehicle, you could receive a grant to help buy it as well as install a home chargepoint.

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Arrange a test drive

It's simple to arrange a test drive of an electric vehicle.

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Different types of vehicle

An electric vehicle (EV) is one powered – in full or in part – by a battery that plugs directly into mains electricity. 

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Alternatives to flying

Door to door, it can often be just as fast to take the train as to fly, especially in the UK. 

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Public transport

Taking the bus or train can often be quicker, more convenient and cost you less than the total cost of running a car.

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Active travel

The day-to-day travel decisions you make can have a real impact on making Scotland a cleaner, greener place to live – and they could also help you to be fitter, healthier, happier and wealthier.

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Renewable Heat Incentive

Financial support for renewable heating systems.

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Feed In Tariffs

Be paid for the energy you generate but do not use.

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Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland Area based

There are a range of schemes available based on your postcode.

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