Monday, 22 August 2016

Carbon Clyde





On Saturday, along with James and the kids, I went to the launch of Cumbernauld FM radio station at our local town centre.  Along with performers, there was a market with different stalls. After a few minutes of walking around, one stall caught my attention and I wanted to find out more.





Carbon Clyde. My son Liam has an obsession with football and the Carbon Clyde had plenty of football tops and as he was looking to see if there was one that could fit him, I took a leaflet so I could find out more about this particular initiative, kit and football boot recycling.

The idea behind this project is to reuse the items that have been donated, saving them from going to the landfills, keeping the area clean and tidy.  They will be taking their mobile recycle unit around the community. They will also be open on match days to accept any donations from the public.

This is not the only project, they have a few upcoming projects which also aim to reduce carbon emissions and improve the environment.
  • Travel aims – introduce not only a car sharing scheme in the area but also hold workshops to engage with the community to travel more by bicycle and how to look after their bikes/how they can last longer.
  • Home Energy Advisor to be trained and recruit volunteers who would help the community if they experiencing fuel poverty or requiring energy advice. 
  • Delivery of an Eco-Friendly football programme to over 1800 school children within Cumbernauld. The target would be initially to p4-p6 children.
  • Incorporating all the above, on matchdays the community would be invited to join the Carbon Clyde project before matches at open days where they would be encouraged to sign up for all the initiatives that are in place.

As their aim is to reduce carbon emissions, they will soon be issuing a survey to the public to find out about their travel habits and to encourage more people to cycle.  I will publish the link to this when it is up and running.

I think this is a fantastic initiative and I look forward to seeing how the other projects progress.  More organisations should take note and try similar initiatives in their area. We need to look after our towns and cities, after all our children need somewhere safe, clean and healthy to live.

To find out more and to get updates on the Carbon Clyde projects click here.  You can also find them over on Facebook and Twitter.

Here is a link to an article about their launch.


52 comments:

  1. This is a great initiative and good on you for promoting it

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  2. I think car sharing and cycling more when possible is good, too many cars on the road and people use them for short journeys too often out of laziness. Sounds like a real good project overall.

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    1. We walk and on a rare occasion we get a taxi. The school and nursery are very close to our house and the town centre is a 10 minute walk. x

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  3. What a great project and idea!! Its always ofcourse great to look out for the world we live in!!

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    1. It is a brilliant project and I am sure it will do well. x

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  4. What a fantastic initiative - we definitely plan to cycle more - as well as reducing CO2, it's good for your health so win-win

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    1. I wish I had a bike as not only is it great exercise, it's a great way to get around as you said. My kids love to take their scooters with them x

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  5. This sounds like such a great initiative, my brother used to play football when he was a kid this would have been great for him!

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    1. The project will certainly do well I believe. Football is a very well loved sport so to mix both is amazing x

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  6. What a super initiative. My boys don't really worry about up to date kits, we hand ours over to a friend

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    1. It is great. Football kits are so expensive and I think, along with being great for the environment, that it means children and adults who can't afford brand new expensive footie tops can benefit too x

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  7. Such a great initiative and definitely something more places should be doing x

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    1. It would be brilliant if more places follow and start their own initiative x

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  8. I think that's a cool initiative, especially if that helps educate young people :)

    Mika | www.la-french-connection.com

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    1. I agree, educating young people on how to look after the environment is a big and important issue

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  9. LOVE this. The only way we are going to save the environment is if the younger generation step up to the plate so great you're getting your son interested in it now and hopefully setting up for the next generation of planet savers :D

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    1. I totally agree and that is why I am delighted about this project. Kids will hear their football heroes talking about it and want to do the same x

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  10. Thanks for all your support. If anyone wants to volunteer as part of this project then please email me at karen.welsh@clydefc.co.uk

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  11. What an absolutely amazing sounding initiative and great how it is reaching out to the community in such a way as well.

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  12. This is such a great project, and good for you for creating more awareness for it.

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    1. It is wonderful and I was only too happy to help spread the word.

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  13. I think that it is a wonderful initiative especially since it teaches them to be resourceful!

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    1. It will help educate so many. It's fantastic x

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  14. A brilliant idea, thank you for promoting it!

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    1. It is such a wonderful thing they are doing x

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  15. I think it is a great initiative and I hope it pays off, car sharing or pooling is a big thing here in London x

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    1. It is and I think it will do really well. Car sharing, especially in a place like London, is essential I think as its so congested and that means more fumes so car sharing cuts that nicely x

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  16. This sounds like a great project that deals with some very current problems! Fantastic work!

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    1. It is a brilliant way to educate children, and adults, on environmental issues x

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  17. It's great to see more projects like this pop up. What a great way to educate little ones, and the grown ups too on these issues. x

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    1. They are doing such wonderful work. I am looking forward to seeing the other projects take off too x

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  18. What a great idea to involve the community and to make it fun while at the same time educating people in how to reduce carbon emissions and therefore improve the environment.

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    1. I think getting the community involved is fantastic too x

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  19. Sounds like a great initiative, we're quite fortunate that local radio stations near us are heavily involved with community projects here too :)

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    1. It is fantastic. It's great to hear that your radio stations are getting involved! x

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  20. I like seeing projects like this come up. Sounds fab.

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  21. Anything to do with reducing carbon emissions is always a great thing. Thanks for sharing. A good project and also informative for your son.

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    1. We recycle at home and the nursery and school teach them about recycling too but this project teaches them other ways to help the planet. it is brilliant

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  22. I think this is a really good idea and good for you for helping promote such a great project

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    1. I really wish more places would follow. Such a benefit to the community and the planet x

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  23. This is such a good project - so glad you promoted this otherwise I would have never known about it.

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    1. It is such an important message they are sharing so I was only too happy to raise awareness x

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  24. What a great idea we need to further reduce carbon emissions.

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  25. This is a great thing, thanks for posting about it!

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  26. Sounds like a good initiative - nice to get involved with local projects.

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    1. They have more projects coming up so will keep everyone updated. The work they do is amazing x

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