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Greening Kyle

Greening Kyle

Aiming to reduce household energy consumption, energy bills and food waste whilst encouraging local food growing for the Kyle of Sutherland residents.

Description
Greening Kyle is a 2 year project funded by the Scottish Government through the Climate Challenge Fund. The project commenced in April 2014. The aim of the project is to reduce the carbon output in the area of the Kyle of Sutherland. This will be done through two main themes:

Home Energy
The Greening Kyle staff are now fully trained energy assessors and the project is able to offer free home energy visits. We can advise on the most effective and efficient way of using your hot water and heating systems, proper use of your hot water and heating controls and programmers, insulation and draught help and advice. We can also help to find grants and schemes for free or subsidised heating system upgrades, hot water system upgrades, upgrades to renewable systems, insulation and draught proofing. We can advise on damp and condensation problems, the causes and the best way to try to sort these problems. This will ensure that you are using your home energy as efficiently as possible, saving you money and carbon emissions.

Food
Each year the average household wastes between £450 and £700 of food! We can offer advice on food waste reduction, making your food go further, efficient ways to cook, how to use leftovers, safe storing and freezing of foods and leftovers, 
We can also offer help and advice on home food growing. Growing your own food is not only a great way to save money, it is also a way to be more active, spend more time outdoors and reduce your food miles in turn reducing your carbon footprint. Plus growing food is fun :)

Contact the team: gkassistant@kyleofsutherland.co.uk or telephone: 01863 766554

Greening Kyle is a part of the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust, a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Scotland SC401019 and a registered Scottish Charity SC043587.