Community Alliance Trust sets up shop

Saturday 9th July saw the launch of the new Green House advice shop in Craigmillar. The Green House helps people save money while helping the environment, providing a range of advice and activities on energy saving, waste reduction, local food and environmentally friendly transport. Local MSP Kenny MacAskill attended the launch and cut a green ribbon to formally open the project and welcome it to the area.

Anyone can drop in and ask the friendly team of staff and volunteers for free advice, information about grants for energy-saving improvements to the home and courses for learning more. Those living in the greater Craigmillar area can also book in a free home visit to get more tailored help on saving energy in the home.

Visitors to the shop who complete a 10 minute Green House survey will receive a free energy saving gadget to take home – we now have TV Powerdowns and PC Powerdowns to give away, which can cut between £30 and £40 per year off your electricity bills.

The advice shop at 64 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh, will be open from now on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from noon til 4pm, and on Wednesdays from 9 til 1.

The project is now looking for more volunteers to help out in the advice shop or to help with community outreach work, and wants to work with local community groups and clubs to help members save cash and the environment – please get in touch to book a talk or discuss ideas for working together.

The Green House project is funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund and run by the Community Alliance Trust.

For more information see the CAT website or Facebook page, or add yourself to the CAT mailing list.

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