charities, environment, housing

Edinburgh pensioners tap into green energy

CITY pensioners have gone "green" . . . after rooftop wind turbines were installed above their homes. Dunedin Canmore Housing Association has installed the two "silent" devices above sheltered housing blocks in the Gorgie/Dalry area of Edinburgh. The electricity generated is being used to power common lighting around the blocks. Over time this could reduce… Continue reading Edinburgh pensioners tap into green energy

environment, health, public sector

Green MSP to mark hospital’s environmental work

The joint leader of the Scottish Green Party is to plant a tree at St. John's Hospital in Livingston today (Monday, May 23). MSP Robin Harper will mark the hospital's accreditation with ISO 14001 - an international award given to organisations which demonstrate high environmental standards. Mr Harper, whose regional constituency covers Livingston, is expected… Continue reading Green MSP to mark hospital’s environmental work

charities, comment, environment, housing

Why housing associations are so special

HOUSING associations occupy a special place in the property landscape. They're social landlords not owned by shareholders or a local authority, but by their members. They don't have to compete in the same commercial environment as many developers. And that means they're free to innovate and regenerate. At least, that's how we see it. Canmore… Continue reading Why housing associations are so special

charities, environment, housing

Housing association leads the way for capital businesses

THE organisation behind Britain’s first 'car-free' housing development has made another commitment to the environment . . . . It has just bought its first electric-powered van. Canmore Housing Association’s new Citroen Berlingo is currently cruising the streets around Edinburgh. It is the first of its type to be brought into service by a Scottish… Continue reading Housing association leads the way for capital businesses

environment, IT, Sun Microsystems, Uncategorized

Sun launches environmental roadshow

A MAJOR West Lothian employer is encouraging its staff to "go green". Sun Microsystems is promoting the message during an environmental roadshow at its plant in Linlithgow. Today (Thursday, April 6) TV gardener Bill Torrance helped kick off the event, by planting a tree at the company's Springfield site. Tomorrow (Friday, April 7), Sun will… Continue reading Sun launches environmental roadshow