There are a number of organisations that can help us all reduce carbon emissions. Here's some information on a few of them:
The Carbon Trust (external link)
The Carbon Trust is a not-for-profit company set up by the UK government with the mission to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy. They provide specialist support to help businesses and the public sector cut carbon emissions, save energy and commercialise low carbon technologies.
Community Energy Scotland (external link)
Community Energy Scotland is an independent Scottish charity providing free advice, grant funding and finance for renewable energy projects developed by community groups to benefit their community (this extends to non-profit distributing organisations such as social enterprises and housing associations).
Energy Saving Trust (external link)
The Energy Savings Trust is an independent, UK-based organisation focused on promoting action that leads to the reduction of carbon emissions. They have teams across the UK that can provide free advice and information for people looking to save energy, conserve water and reduce waste.
Zero Waste Scotland (external link)
Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government to deliver the Zero Waste agenda for Scotland. The programme integrates the activities of :
- Waste Aware Scotland
- Envirowise Scotland
- Remade Scotland
- Keep Scotland Beautiful
- National Industrial Symbiosis Programme
- Community Recycling Network for Scotland
Scottish Government Environment pages (external link)
All the latest environmental information from the Scottish Government.
Sustainable Scotland Network (external link)
The Sustainable Scotland Network (SSN) exists to improve local government's contribution to achieving a sustainable Scotland. They help to deliver the Scottish Government's Sustainable Development programme (external link) and the Scottish Government's Climate Change Programme (external link).
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (external link)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (external link)
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs. Whilst DECC is the lead department for climate change policy, Defra is a formal delivery partner in this area.
TripshareFife allows you to actively search for people who are doing similar journeys at similar times to yourself and hence amke arrangements to share journeys. Tripshare has the capability of matching all types of journeys including taxi journeys, and to choose to cycle and walk together. The system can be used to access local journeys here in Fife, as well as throughout Scotland and the remainder of the UK.
Traveline Scotland (external link)
Traveline Scotland is an excellent travel planning tool that provides accurate, up to date and impartial timetable information to help get you to your destination by the quickest public transport mode. The "Plan your Journey" page provides full information on connections that can make transfers as smooth as possible.
Green Business Fife was launched in March 2007 by Fife Council. They aim to help local businesses achieve resource efficiency gains which will boost their competitiveness and minimise their environmental impact. They believe that sustainable development will stimulate new business opportunities in the emerging environmental industries sector.