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View our archive of posts since the launch of Greener Scotland. Navigate by month and year to find what you're looking for. Alternatively, use our site-wide search and filter by 'Blogs'.

2018

September

  • Mini Missions

March

  • Pass it on Week Is here to help you de-clutter your home
  • Top Tips to Avoid Food Waste
2017

October

  • The Scary Truth Behind Scotland’s Halloween Pumpkin Waste

August

  • How smart technology is empowering Scottish rural energy projects

March

  • The Greener Guide to Commuting
  • Is it time to re-energise your old home?
  • Evolution 2017
  • Make your Earth Hour last all year
  • Nature of Scotland Awards
  • What do you think?

February

  • Air quality exhibit
  • EVs on the road
  • The smart meter revolution is upon us

January

  • Paws for Thought - Episode 1
  • Paws for Thought – Episode 2
  • Paws for Thought – Episode 3
  • Active Travel: Keeping your new year's resolutions on track
2016

December

  • The Greener Scotland Advent Calendar
  • Greener Advent Calendar - The Grand Prize
  • Tips from friends

November

  • Take the active travel road and walk away the winter blues
  • Challenge winter: cycle to work
  • Scotland's Climate Change Journey
  • What did you miss?
  • One person's journey to a greener life

October

  • New energy efficiency grant
  • Looking back on climate week
  • Restore warmth to your historical home
  • Hallowaste

September

  • Non-green recycling
  • Food and Drink Fortnight
  • Climate Week is here
  • Sharing knowledge and a lift
  • Going car free
  • Welcome back Doug
  • Climate change and its effects

August

  • A Greener Back To School
  • Smarter Choices Smarter Places
  • EV at Ignition
  • The power of leftovers
  • How to make your home warmer and cheaper to heat

July

  • Go Greener Gaming

June

  • Climate Week 2017 - join in
  • Swapping 4-wheels for 2
  • Father's Day (or Any Day) Good Book Points
  • Cold calling

May

  • Edinburgh - ready, set, repair!
  • Life in the Electric Vehicle lane

March

  • Win a family walking kit from Trespass
  • Finding local, in season food where you live
  • Join Greener Scotland on social media
  • Forever Yours Betty takes on Food Waste
  • Long live fashion
  • Rugbytots tackling climate change
  • Warmer weather is on the way!
  • More time, more light, more chances to live greener
  • Every day heroes saving Scotland from climate change
  • THE ULTIMATE WALKING PLAYLIST FROM SOUTH POLE EXPLORER
  • A Scots Larder – A lesson in avoiding food waste

February

  • Pancake Day inspiration
  • Guest Blog Post - by Gordon Millar
  • EV roadshow on the road
  • Pull on the walking shoes and explore
  • Leap into a new greener you

January

  • Turn over a New Leaf in 2016
  • #GreenitUp in 2016
  • Smart soup recipes to use up your leftovers
  • Greener Gadgets
  • The Heist
  • Saving the world isn’t just for the movies
2015

December

  • Be inspired by Paris climate change talks and up your greener game
  • Is 2016 the year of the Electric Vehicle?
  • The Ultimate Guide to Washing at 30°
  • Sustainability and Coffee
  • Flora’s festive treat to fight food waste
  • The Ultimate Greener Christmas Gift Guide
  • Meet Superfinger!
  • Sparkle at home with LED bulbs
  • Beat the festive food waste blues with Seumas’ classic soup recipe
  • How to reduce food waste this Christmas
  • Keeping warm with Cakehounds
  • Green-up your home without compromising on style

November

  • Revamp your home with top tips from the DesignDoc
  • Home Energy Scotland: The Day Dreamer
  • HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND - HIVE COMPETITION

October

  • Commuting in style - #WalkTaeWork
  • RBS - Thinking long term and serving our customers by reducing energy use and costs
  • Energy Pimp Your Home - John Lewis Edinburgh

September

  • Greener Together awards 2015 – the winners

August

  • #walktaework
  • Walk this way

July

  • The Himalayan Centre for Arts & Culture
  • Get Outdoors this Summer

June

  • Recycle Week with Sew Confident
  • Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

May

  • Stupidly simple
  • Hillhead High pupils crowned junk queens
  • Greening Kyle's food waste fortnight!
  • Edinburgh Farmers’ Market
  • Scotland’s businesses encouraged to get good vibes
  • How shopping at Farmers’ Markets can make your mealtimes happier

April

  • Welcome to Ecotown!
  • Happier mealtimes with Scotch Beef
  • Think Local!

March

  • The EV event - Evolution
  • Turn your lights off for Earth Hour 2015!
  • Daniela dishes up Happier Mealtimes with her tasty recipes!
  • Zero Waste Scotland urges retailers to make the Carrier Bag Commitment

February

  • Doug the draught excluder gets even cosier with his new valentine, Dora
  • The Greener Together Awards 2015 are now open for nominations

January

  • Introducing Food for Life Scotland's brand new website!
  • How the Energy Saving Trust helped Scots last year
2014

December

  • Growing the christmas dinner at school
  • Making green the new black; your guide to eco-festive fashion
  • Doug the draught excluder by Jess at Ginger Twist Studio
  • Mark Greenaway helps us to dish up Christmas with a Greener twist

November

  • Shameless style stealing by Bee Waits For No One
  • Vegware's guide to zero waste events
  • Going for zero waste at Glasgow Festival 2014!

October

  • Going green and upcycling
  • Postcard from Wales – impact of the carrier bags charge
  • Get a warm welcome from green properties in your area!

September

  • 10 Ways to Live Greener
  • Mark Greenaway's blackened mackerel with a salad of orange segments and beetroot pickled shallots
  • Win new 'commute shoes' to help you on your journey to work
  • Scottish Food & Drink fortnight - 16 days of the very best of Scottish food and drink!

August

  • 52 Ways to go Greener
  • Win a pair of Clarks shoes!

July

  • Community Composting with South Seeds
  • Thrift Shopping Style with Greener Scotland
  • Remade in Edinburgh

June

  • They’re coming to confess…
  • Scott Monument litter sculpture
  • Give Me Cycle Space

May

  • BRRR-illiant! Win with Greener Scotland
  • Driven to the pavement

April

  • The Children's Wood
  • Stirling Cycle Hub

March

  • Top tips for leftovers by Seumas McInnes, owner of Café Gandolfi
  • Our food waste journey

February

  • Give garden birds a helping hand and reduce your food waste

January

  • Freegle's greener year
  • 52 simple ways to be greener throughout the year
2013

December

  • Nick Nairn's festive malay curry

November

  • The Young Scot energy campaign
  • Edinburgh farmers' market
  • Eating in Season with Stoat's porridge

October

  • Eating in Autumn with Nourish Scotland
  • Leasing zero-carbon vehicles with Automotive Leasing
  • Win a unique Scottish break

September

  • Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight 2013
  • The Cafe Gandolfi special in season menu
  • Tony Singh's special in season menu

August

  • A year of Food for Life Scotland

July

  • Give me Cycle Space campaign across Scotland
  • 75-year old Penny launches Cairngorms E-Bike project
  • Greener Together award

June

  • A Scots Larder
  • Hainanese chicken rice recipe
  • Encore’s gold mark of success at the Emirates

May

  • It’s back! The Scottish Birdfair returns this weekend!
  • Eating in season in Spring time
  • A kiss of cookies
  • The Bike Station

April

  • Fuel Efficiency - it's all in the app-lication

March

  • Nick Nairn's Monday Malay Curry
  • What are you doing for Earth Hour?
  • Science Festival 2013 gets ready for the future

February

  • Valentine's day
  • Preston Street Primary eco school
  • Raising a glass to new recycling rules at Edinburgh’s zero waste BrewPub

January

  • Show some green love for your food this Burns Night!
  • Season's eatings
2012

December

  • Turn over a green leaf in 2013

November

  • Get involved with European week for Waste Reduction
  • Mark Greenaway - winter foods in season
  • Susan Jeffrey - food waste diary

October

  • Kenny Morrice on quality Scottish produce

September

  • Francesca Saunders, People Against Litter
  • Want to see how green your home could be?

August

  • Be inspired to cycle

July

  • The importance of eating locally

June

  • Mike Small of consumer network Fife Diet on local and in-season food

May

  • Scotland’s environmental music festival is BIG in July

April

  • A Greener Easter
  • Upcycling - a shrunken woolen jumper will never look the same

March

  • Counting the costs of keeping warm
  • Make the most of Scottish produce: your top 4 seasonal recipes!
  • Go greener at home with an energy spring-clean
  • Earth Hour by Julie Stoneman of WWF Scotland

February

  • Impress your valentine with Tom Kitchin’s sumptuous & seasonal spaghetti with mussels
  • Love your leftovers this Pancake Day
  • Flora Stevenson’s primary school are going Greener Together

January

  • Welcome to our blog - let's go greener together
  • Eat Greener, Be Greener this Burns Night