Buy more efficient products. Look out for the EU energy rating on products.
Can you generate your own energy? Funding is available to support the upfront costs of certain renewable installations. On-going payments can be obtained through feed in tariff and renewable heat incentive more information below.
Reduce the waste you produce, only buy what you need and buy products with less packaging.
If an item of household furniture can be reused give it a new home using home from home.
Make yourself aware of the recycling options available.
Could you leave the car at home? Plan your journey using bus or rail it may be cheaper and quicker to use public transport. As well as being good for the environment walking and cycling more are good for your health.
Greener Scotland combines a wide range of information and a heap of resources to help everyone in the country go greener together. You'll find all sorts of advice on how to save energy, reduce waste, travel smarter and eat greener. There are plenty of practical tips and useful tools to get you started.
Grants are available through the Climate Challenge Fund and Junior Climate Challenge Fund. These are to support community-led projects that reduce local carbon emissions, make community improvements and help communities cope with the impacts of climate change.
From 18 August 2014, local partnerships in Scotland, including:
Can apply to set up low-carbon energy pilot projects in their areas, through the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) Local Energy Challenge Fund.