TAKE ACTION ON CLIMATE TODAY

We all have a part to play in creating a cleaner, greener net zero Edinburgh. Together we can make a difference. By making a few changes to our everyday habits we can reduce the impact climate change will have on our lives.

We have complied some of the steps we can take to help save money, improve our health and wellbeing and tackle the effects of climate change.

  • Measure your carbon footprint:  Take on the Net Zero Challenge. Calculating your carbon footprint is free, easy and helps show where you can make a difference.
  •  Home energy: Think about the way you heat and power your home to make it more energy efficient.
  • Travel: Choosing public transport or trips by foot or bike will make a huge difference to your carbon footprint
  • Buy less, choose well, make it last: Thinking about what you buy and where you buy it from, make things last
Buy less, choose well, make it last

We all have a part to play in creating a cleaner, greener net zero Edinburgh. Together we can make a difference. By making a few changes to our everyday habits we can reduce the impact climate change will have on our lives.

We have complied some of the steps we can take to help save money, improve our health and wellbeing and tackle the effects of climate change.

  •  Cut down on waste: Explore  Changeworks’ A to Z guide of practical ways to reduce, reuse, repair and recycle in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
  • Borrow, Swap or Repair: Avoid buying new things which may not get much use, by borrowing, swapping, fixing and upcycling items  Edinburgh Tool LibraryShrub CoopEdinburgh Remakery and  Edinburgh Bike Station.
  • Zero waste Edinburgh: Are you out of washing up liquid and looking for your nearest refill shop? Or are you seeking to kit out your wardrobe with second hand fashion? By browsing the categories on this map, you’ll be able to browse all sorts of useful suggestions and opportunities across the city in handy one place.
  • Food waste: Use up what you buy, and you could save your household £38 a month as well as making a difference to the world around us.
Net Zero travel

Switch your travel choices: Consider replacing petrol or diesel cars with electric vehicles and making greater use of public transport, car-share schemes or bikes. 

Think about how you work, and where possible use remote working to cut down on business travel.

Climate action at home

Think about the way you heat and power your home to make it more energy efficient.


Edinburgh’s communities, businesses and citizens have a strong record of climate action.

With support from the City of Edinburgh Council, EVOC and Our Future Edinburgh have partnered together to create a new space for ideas, resources, collaboration and shared actions. This new space will inspire residents to drive the change toward a Net Zero future. Find out more and get involved.