Climate challenge funding secured by Penicuik group

Penicuik Community Alliance has successfully secured a share of Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).
Derek Rosie.Derek Rosie.
Derek Rosie.

Over the next 18 months the Penicuik Carbon Challenge staff and volunteers will work with the town’s residents to raise people’s awareness of the climate emergency and provide workshops and events to showcase some actions we can all take to help cut our carbon emissions and achieve a low carbon, zero waste lifestyle.

The CCF is a Scottish Government grant programme managed by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. The CCF provides funding and support to help community-led organisations in Scotland tackle climate change through projects that reduce local carbon emissions.

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Derek Rosie, of Penicuik Community Alliance, said: “We are really pleased to secure a CCF grant and we are looking forward to start to work with local groups and communities to learn about climate change, food waste reduction and zero waste living.”

Project officer Liz Corke will be responsible for Penicuik Carbon Challenge awareness raising activities, which will include climate workshops and cafés, discussion groups, film events and festivals. While, Rene O’Reilly will work with volunteers to deliver practical zero waste activities for everyday living.

Opportunities to learn how to up-skill, repair, maintain, and up-cycle will include: zero waste kitchen sessions, repair cafés, fix-it sessions, maintenance and make-it skills training and workshops.