RGU Go Green Awarded more than £145'000 in Funding

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Laura Cheyne

 

RGU Go Green have been awarded over £145’000 from the Keep Scotland Beautiful Climate Challenge Fund for 2017/18.  There were over 200 applicants for the Scottish Government’s grant programme which was introduced in 2008.

 

The Climate Challenge fund provides support, resources, and training to community groups, such as Go Green, who are tackling climate change. 

 

This is the fourth time that Go Green have been awarded funds to help them continue their sustainability projects and improve Scotland’s carbon footprint.

 

This will allow Go Green’s massively successful eco-projects such as their Veg Bags, Zero Waste Community Café, Bike hire and Energy Ambassadors to continue growing.  

 

The funding will also create more opportunities for RGU students to get involved in eco-projects which will benefit the local community.  

 

Go Green want to improve their bicycle workshop and collaborate with Streetsport to encourage people to cycle and increase their bike maintenance skills. In addition, they plan to expand Veg Bag to deliver to halls of residence using a low-carbon cargo bike.

 

The group also want to see a difference in the massive number of items that go to landfill every year at the end of term. They will do this by educating and informing people of ways to make most out of these items through Clothes and Household Swap Shops that will also include workshops.  

 

It is already clear that Go Green have many ideas on how to use their funding over the next academic year and we will see their volunteers put it to good use starting from April.

 

If you want to become involved with RGU Go Green email gogreen@rguunion.co.uk   

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