Our Climate Action Plan
We are facing a global climate emergency, but it is not too late to limit the damage, if we all play our part.
Greener Kirkcaldy’s projects and services help people and organisations in our community to reduce their carbon footprints. Our work has a measurable impact on levels of awareness, attitudes and behaviours locally. In addition to our work in the community, we take our own environmental impact seriously.
We’ve already done a fair bit to ‘go greener’. The redevelopment of our town centre premises included insulation and draught-proofing, low-energy LED lighting, new heating controls, the installation of solar panels, battery energy storage and an electric vehicle charging point. Our Cabin training room at Ravenscraig Walled Garden has a solar panel and a wood-burning stove. Our staff use a shared electric van for events and outreach work, and we encourage staff to travel by bicycle and train.
Now we want to do more. We have developed a Climate Action Plan setting out an ambition for our own operations to be carbon-neutral by 2030. That’s ambitious – but we are up for the challenge! We will share our learning and results regularly on our blog.
Our first step will be to set up an internal ‘Green Team’, including representatives of our staff, management committee and volunteers. They will take part in Green Champion training to become confident in measuring and reducing our carbon footprint. The Green Team will take a lead on delivering our Climate Action Plan, but all of our staff and volunteers will contribute.
We can make a big difference, if we work together.
Read our Climate Action Plan.|