Join Penicuik Carbon Challenge online, or come along to one of our carbon challenge workshops and work with us to reduce your carbon footprint.
The Scottish Government has committed us all to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2045.
Penicuik Community Development Trust has received Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) funding to support Penicuik to achieve net zero.
Until the end of March 2022, young people, adults and families living in Penicuik and the EH26 region can work with us to reduce our carbon footprint and reach net zero.
Zero Carbon Penicuik
To become zero carbon, we must emit no more carbon than can be absorbed by woodland, oceans, and our atmosphere. We need to reduce the amount of C02 released by choosing how we travel, heat our homes, what to eat, and to repair, upcycle, reuse or recycle rather than buy new stuff.
Calculated by counting your annual consumption of equivalent tons of carbon used to make: the energy you use at home & to travel, plus all you consume and waste: food, cars, IT, clothing, paper, hotels, electricals, phones, banking, TV, furniture, recreation, etc.
In the UK the average footprint is 10.5 tons.
Opening of 34 John Street
Saturday 15th May 2021 10am - 4pm drop-in
Exciting News! Penicuik Carbon Challenge has secured one of the empty shops in the precinct, 34 John Street. We are busy getting the building ready for our grand opening on Saturday the 15th of May.
Come along on Saturday the 15th of May to find out more about the project and get involved. Drop-in from 10am – 4pm. Free Bike repair and maintenance will be available so bring your bike along, take away your own home composting kit with a garden bin and kitchen caddie, be the first to watch our Youth Engagement videos, made in partnership with local science educator Dr Bunhead and Beeslack and Penicuik High Schools. Chat with project staff and volunteers and find out how you could get involved through volunteering or taking part in our events.