Community Carbon Exchange (CCX)
In Scotland, our average Carbon Footprint is around 16 tonnes, with the "average Dundonian" bearing down with a pretty hefty 17.2 tonnes. Scotland's targets are to reduce our carbon by around 10% a year for the next 10 years, for us to reach a 42% reduction by 2020.
The CCX works with groups, businesses, universities and schools in the Maryfield and Coldside communities on simple, carbon-reducing actions. We develop a plan of achievable actions with the groups in the form of a CRSP, and help them monitor and record their successes. The CCX project is all about working with people on projects and events to help them to reduce their carbon footprint.
If you are a group, business or school in Maryfield or Coldside, we would love to hear from you and help you tackle your group's carbon emissions. It's easy and rewarding, and can be fun. We can run a variety of activities to engage your group, aimed across age groups and interests.
Signing up online for individual, group, or university challenges helps you to see your progress and helps our team monitor carbon reduction. If you don't want to spend time in front of a computer, we are only a phone call away on 01382 501730.
The following projects should give you a flavour of what the CCX is all about:
A set of chosen actions that the group agree on trying out, to reduce their carbon footprint. One member of the group or team will record the participation weekly or monthly by a simple hands up.
Working with the students from Dundee's universities and college on a range of diverse actions and activities that promote sustainability and reduce carbon.
Pedal power is the way forward, and so our tailor-made electricity generation bike kit will power a scalextric, smoothie maker, or PA system. All you gotta do is "ride like the wind!". Great to have as a crowd puller at an event.
This project has been developed by an interested group of residents and students wanting to turn an area of unused and unloved land into an area of green peace and interaction.
A school project run with S1/S2 pupils to get young people involved in imagining are future in 2050 when things are different, with positive choices to create a sustainable community with less reliance on our fossil fuels.
Home Energy monitoring
We have a great resource with our energy monitoring kits. These can be lent to groups or individuals, and are of great value in finding out the energy-sapping "culprits" at home. Alongside this, the data can be analysed and plans made to help households change for the better.