Greener Kirkcaldy has been announced as one of the Scottish Government’s Greener Together Award winners for 2015, after showcasing its green credentials.
The community group impressed the judges with its passion for bringing greener living to life in a creative, innovative and inspiring way, while having a positive effect on its community and the environment.
Greener Kirkcaldy’s ‘high street hub’ runs practical projects giving advice on home energy, food waste, growing and reusing for the community.
The awards, which celebrate and reward communities for environmental action, are now in their third year. They are part of the national ‘Greener Together’ campaign, which encourages everyone across the country to play their part in making Scotland a greener and more sustainable nation.
This year’s judging panel included representatives from the Scottish Government, Zero Waste Scotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Energy Saving Trust.
The judges said that Greener Kirkcaldy was a brilliant example of a community-based programme enabling people to live greener across a variety of areas such as food waste, energy use, and recycling and reducing consumption. Through its drop-in and booked advice work and classes and eco-shop, it’s teaching people simple, practical actions and skills the judges said.
Andrew McDaniel, chairman of the group, said it was ‘honoured’ to receive the award. “The great thing about these awards is that they celebrate the power of community and at Greener Kirkcaldy, we believe that working together as a community is the best way to inspire change. Our High Street Hub gives local people a space to pop in for a cuppa and a chat about how to ‘go greener’, to share tips and to guide our work.”