A community-owned energy company for Leith?

This post was written by Al, a member of the public Well, a growing number of people around UK are setting up energy co-operatives, and the Edinburgh Community Energy Group are inviting you to come along to learn how one community in Sheffield est…

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Zazou, Edinburgh’s only canal-boat cafe

There’s a cozy cafe tethered to the tow path in Harrison Park, it’s Edinburgh’s only narrow boat café and it’s called Zazou. I boarded the boat to ask people of all ages what they like about the floating café. Community, colours and cake were amon…

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Cycling to Antarctica

Mentioned in the BBC news magazine today, plans to cycle across part of the antarctic to reach the south pole, using a specially designed snow bike for as much of the journey as possible. Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton is hoping to become the …

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Handy tips for a waste free Christmas!

This post was written by Al, a member of the public Locals urged to cut out food waste this Christmas Local volunteers working with Changeworks and Zero Waste Scotland are calling on those living in Edinburgh and the Lothians to make sure they are…

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Cycling event on 11th January

Get on yer bike on 11th January! We need your help for just one hour to urge the Scottish Government to increase funding for cycling and walking – at the moment they plan to slash that funding. We need as many people on bikes as possible to gather…

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Stan the Man with the Stick

His name is Stanley McWhirter, he’s the ‘unofficial’ litter picker on the Union Canal. He cares about his community and picks litter every week, usually without a thank you. It was a cold December afternoon when I met Stan. I peered out of the can…

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New community garden projects

Just out visiting a potential new project site today – very exciting! We have a new community gardening development officer starting in the new year, so if you’re looking to get a growing project off the ground, get in touch and we might be able t…

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