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Tools and Guides

We have a range of practical tools and guides that will help you cut costs, reduce waste, and save energy and resources

Scroll down our list, to source what you need to build in resource efficiency to your business :

How to set up a green team

For real change, your office needs its own dedicated task force. A green team, in other words. Find out how to recruit the right people, how to make the business as well as the environmental case for change, how to get everyone on board, and deliver real, sustained improvements. They'll develop their careers, while you develop your sustainability.

A green team is a vital, home-grown resource that will boost your brand and turbo-charge your drive for resource-efficiency.

Environmental management systems (EMS)

Improve your environmental efficiency, cut costs and send out positive, eco-friendly signals to your staff and customers alike, with a coherent, certified environmental management system. We'll help you assess your environmental impact, identify targets, track progress and review it all afterwards.

Want a gold star? We'll show you how!

Green retail app

Designed with the small retailer in mind, our free green retail app gives you all you need to start saving on your waste, water, and energy bills today. This handy guide includes the basics of eco-friendly retailing to get you kick-started, a host of top tips culled from our experience working with organisations just like yours, legislation information, an introduction to sustainable procurement, and much more!

The app keeps you posted with the latest news, reviews, and upcoming events. Its easy read, attractive format makes this the perfect, portable resource for the small outlet, and it's absolutely free. 

Green town

Want to know what the future could look like? Then visit Green Town, a virtual sustainable community in an urban setting, with its own cosy pub, trendy bistro, college and engineering firm.

One click and you could be inside the Stag and Walker, making a whistle-stop inspection of the kitchen, discovering how energy can be saved when cooking, storing, and dishwashing...Fun and informative, this is a user-friendly, attractive and memorable way to learn about sustainability.

Environmental policy

Environmental policies can be tedious, insincere and uninformative. But yours needn't be! Allow us to help you formulate a meaningful environmental policy that communicates the unique nature of your organisation, and your unique contribution to mitigating climate change and meeting your environmental commitments. Don't let your policy be dismal and run-of-the-mill – let it be passionate, articulate, and world-shaking!

Carbon management plans

A carbon management plan is an essential for public sector organisation's, in order to formulate a measurable and achievable strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, in line with Scottish Government commitments

We have guides, tools & templates to help you develop a carbon management plan so you can start reducing your organisations emissions.  

Climate Change Assessment Tool (CCAT)

The Climate Change Assessment Tool (CCAT) has been specially devised to assist public sector organisations comply with the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, both in terms of meeting carbon emissions reductions targets and reporting to the Scottish Government.

It can help you assess your current performance and make an action plan for the future.

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