Funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, the Communities for Conservation project aims at inspiring Ethnic Minority (EM) communities in Edinburgh and Livingston to reduce their carbon footprint through energy saving, cycling and waste reduction activities. The project won the Climate Challenge Fund Award for the Energy Category in November 2017 and CEMVO’s Environmental Impact Award in 2016.
Join our activities!
- Book a Home Energy Advice Visit to save energy at home and become more energy efficient (http://www.elrec.org.uk/home-energy-visits).
- Participate in our cycling classes to learn how to ride a bike (http://www.elrec.org.uk/elrec-cycling-club).
- Take part in our social bike rides and unlock the joy of cycling (http://www.elrec.org.uk/elrec-cycling-club).
- Bring your clothes to our clothing repair and alteration service.
- Join our community gardening groups in Edinburgh (http://www.elrec.org.uk/community-gardens).
- Get involved in our workshops, film screenings, and events (http://www.elrec.org.uk/events).
- Volunteer with us to help run the project (http://www.elrec.org.uk/volunteer-with-elrec).
- Meet with like-minded people at our Edinburgh Sustainable Meet Up (https://www.meetup.com/Edinburgh-Sustainable-Meetup).
Activities are free or on a donation basis. You can see our upcoming activities and events by visiting http://www.elrec.org.uk/events.
Keep updated and visit the the Communities for Conservation Facebook page and Twitter account.
For further details about the project, to volunteer, get free energy advice, or join our workshops, events and food growing groups – please contact:
Project Coordinator: Jean-Matthieu, email JGaunand@elrec.org.uk
South Asian Community Link Officer: Fahmida, email FHuczewska@elrec.org.uk
Polish Community Link Officer: Ewelina, email ELukaszek@elrec.org.uk
Chinese Community Link Officer: David, email DTai@elrec.org.uk
African Community Link Officer: Dina, email Dahmed@elrec.org.uk
Spanish Speaking Community Link Officer: Laura, email LAlvarado@elrec.org.uk
You can also call us at ELREC on 0131 556 0441.
We speak English, Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Polish, Urdu, Cantonese, Spanish and French.