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Sustainability initiatives


Findhorn Ecovillage, (Wikipedia)

Local sustainability initiatives

Please see our local or city pages via the Scotland category, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Initiatives by topic


Scottish Wildlife Trust - Wikipedia: Fauna of Scotland, Nature conservation in Scotland

Climate action

Scottish action on climate change - Scottish Communities Climate Action Network - Climate change information from the Scottish government - Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

Community currencies activism


Community energy

Aberdeen Community Energy - Callander Community Hydro Project - Community Energy Scotland - Diturbinengwall Wind Co-op - Microgen Scotland - Spirit of Lanarkshire, wind energy co-operative.

Wikipedia: Renewable energy in Scotland, Wind power in Scotland, Gigha, Wind turbines

Community involvement

Action for Planning Transparency, a group made up of members of the public, based in the Highlands of Scotland - Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy in Scotland - Scottish Community Alliance - The Scottish Parliament, e-Petitioner

Cycling activism

Black Isle Bicycles - Cycling Scotland - The Bike Station, bicycle recycling and cycling promotion charity for Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth - Stirling Cycle Hub

Education for sustainability

Earthship Fife: Sustainable Communities Initiatives - Eco-Schools Scotland

Food activism

Dundee Urban Orchard - Nourish Scotland - Slow Food Perth - Scottish Crofting Federation - Soil Association Scotland

Ethical consumerism

Plastic Bag Free Selkirk

Social inclusion

Fairer Scotland Scottish Government Blog - Fairer Fife

Scotland’s Outlook Scottish charities campaign to "shine a light on the scale and impact of the poverty crisis in our communities."

Sustainable transport activism

Paths for All - Transform Scotland, registered charity based in Edinburgh (charity number 041516). They campaign on issues regarding sustainable transport, encouraging improved transport policies and practice. The organisation is made up of 63 member groups, including those from the private, public and voluntary sectors. Transform Scotland works closely with their sister organisation in England and Wales, Campaign for Better Transport (CBT). - Traveline Scotland, plan any public transport journey within Scotland

Towards sustainable economies

Proposals to test basic income at the municipal level have lately (Oct 2017) gained considerable political support in Scotland. [1]

Basic Income Scotland - Citizen's Basic Income Network Scotland, charity campaigning for a Basic Income in Scotland

Trees, woodland and forest

Trees for Life, (Wikipedia): award-winning registered charity working to restore the Caledonian Forest and its unique wildlife to the Scottish Highlands. The charity was formed in 1989 by Alan Watson Featherstone. The Caledonian Forest once covered a large area of the Highlands of Scotland as extensive stands of majestic Scots pine, interspersed with birch, rowan, juniper and aspen trees, but is now reduced to less than 5% of its former extent. Through planting native species of trees, removing non-native species and fencing seedlings to protect them from overgrazing by deer and sheep, Trees for Life aim to help the natural regeneration of the forest. Their long-term goal is to create a fully restored, healthy ecosystem, which will include the reintroduction of missing species of wildlife, such as the European beaver, wild boar, Eurasian lynx and Eurasian wolf. The vast majority of their work is carried out by volunteers. By engaging people from diverse backgrounds, they aim to achieve a powerful and educational experience that will promote the work of restoration to wider audiences and lead to increased support for the return of the forest and its species.

Woodland Trust Scotland

News and comment

See separate article: Scotland news



April 25 Pedal on Parliament


May 17 Warming up for the Commonwealth Games at Lang Craigs, plant a tree in the Commonwealth Grove at Lang Craigs

March 8 - 14 St Andrews Green Week


  • Community involvement: Summary of the Evaluation of the Impact of the National Standards for Community Engagement, July 2008, The Scottish Government
  • Environment, information from the Scottish Government
  • Greener Scotland one-stop website for greener living, provided by the Scottish Government
  • Scotland's Environment, website steered by a partnership chaired by the Scottish Government.

Citizens data initiative

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics, the Scottish Government's programme of small area statistics in Scotland.

Understanding Scottish Places


Scotland's greenspace map - Who owns Scotland


Local communities in Scotland

Interwiki links

Wikipedia: Scotland, Sustainable development in Scotland

External links

  • Common Weal, 'think and do tank' campaigning for social and economic equality in Scotland



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  1. @BasicincomeOrg