Low carbon neighbourhoods, heritage volunteers

A couple of short (and rather different) environmental items.

The ‘Low carbon neighbourhood planning guidebook‘, from the Centre for Sustainable Energy, has been updated.

“This popular publication (nearly 2,000 downloads in the past 6 months) explores what communities can do – through neighbourhood planning – to mitigate and adapt to climate change and tackle fuel poverty.”

The 39 page pdf download is 1.6MB.

Historic environment volunteering

Volunteer Scotland is to undertake a study on volunteering across the historic environment sector. It has been appointed by Historic Environment Scotland, and will work to estimate the number of volunteers, the time committed and the economic value of this contribution to Scotland. Some wider volunteering issues will also be explored. News item on ‘Volunteering and the Historic Environment‘.