Trees for Life

Trees for Life are a conservation charity dedicated to rewilding the Scottish Highlands. So far they have established 44 tree planting sites and planted nearly two million trees. Trees for Life’s vision is of a revitalised wild forest, providing space for wildlife to flourish and communities to thrive.

Take One Action Orkney

Take One Action Orkney are our most northernly Locals group, a team of film lovers from the Orkney isles who are bringing 6 inspiring films to venues and events over the next 12  months.

Greener Melrose

Greener Melrose are an unincorporated, not-for-profit, intentional community whose members are acting individually and collectively to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, lead more sustainable lifestyles and face the challenge of peak oil and climate change.

Transition Stirling

Transition Stirling is an environmental charity focusing on improving awareness of, and providing a positive local response to, climate change in and around Stirling.

It was formed in October 2009 by a group of volunteers for people who want to work on positive solutions to the problems the Stirling area will face in the future due to rising oil prices and climate change.

Kinning Park Complex

Kinning Park Complex is an independent multi-use community centre. Run by the community since they had to step in to prevent closure of the facility by the local Council in 1996. We maintain and rent out halls, meeting rooms, studios and office spaces at affordable prices where people and groups can put their ideas into action. We also manage community development projects in the local area.

Free The Change

Free The Change is a bold but simple invitation to help you start or join a small “change-maker” support group where you live, work or play. It’s also a network linking similar groups across Scotland for wider connection, inspiration and skill-sharing. It is curated by Simon Bateson, Founder/Creative Director of Take One Action – in response to thousands of conversations we’ve been part of over the last decade. Conversations about what helps turn both well-meaning concern and mis-spent energy into sustainable, system-changing lives: lived for the common good.

SHRUB Coop

The Shrub Swap and Reuse Hub is Edinburgh’s hub for creative reuse. In 4 years it’s grown from an idea into an exciting community hub for sustainable living.

We’ve put loads of love into our space on Guthrie Street and it’s looking and running better than ever, offering hundreds of creative reuse and repair workshops and enabling you to reduce your waste by swapping things you don’t need for things you do.

We’d love to welcome you to our community! Get involved by becoming a member from just £12 per year, sign up for our newsletter and check out our volunteering opportunities.

Küche

A multicultural kitchen for all.

Social venture Küche uses a socially engaged food practice to create food-led events in collaboration with multi-cultural chefs. Its mission is to promote integration, overcome social isolation and celebrate marginalised cuisines.

All their events have been designed to celebrate minority cuisines, tell collective and individual stories, provoke discussion on a variety of social issues and experiment with food products, recipes and tastes while creating sustainable outcomes for refugee and other multicultural cooks.

Slow Food Youth Network Scotland

We are the world’s future leaders, entrepreneurs, farmers and consumers. The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) was founded to make youth familiar with Slow Food’s philosophy that says that all food should be Good, Clean and Fair.

By learning more about our local food systems in a fun and social way, we hope to bring people together to help create change within the global food system.

Media Education

We are dedicated to community engagement & personal empowerment. We work with individuals & groups from all walks of life using filmmaking as a tool to enable those furthest from power to get their voices heard. People are experts in their own lives and circumstances & we want to share experiences that develop the trust & cooperation needed to build resilient communities & foster positive change.

Stop TTIP Edinburgh

To campaign against TTIP, and the alphabet soup of similar deals such as CETA and TISA.

These deals will effect our democratic right to decide how our public services such as health and education are organised; to decide the minimum wage; worker and environmental protections etc. They also aim to protect the profits of the foreign corporations over everything else, in secret, opaque tribunals.

Edinburgh Greenpeace

We investigate, expose and confront environmental abuse by governments and corporations around the world. We champion environmentally responsible and socially just solutions, including scientific and technical innovation through public engagement, street campaigning, political lobbying, actions, activities with kids, background research for campaigns, fundraising… and socialising 🙂

Shared Planet

The Shared Planet Society is a group of students who are passionate about issues surrounding the environment and social justice. We run a daily vegan cafe, a food cooperative and weekly vegbag scheme, as well as running campaigns on issues we care about.

Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign

SPSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisation with members from many communities across Scotland. We represent people in Scotland from all faiths and political parties, who have come together to work for justice for the Palestinian people. SPSC was established to campaign for Palestinian rights, including the right to self-determination and the right of return, and to oppose Israel’s occupation and violations of international law.

Hot Chocolate Trust

We work with young people ages 12-21 who hang out in the city centre (around 150 different young people over the course of a fortnight). We don’t ‘put stuff on’ for the young people, instead we support them to develop their own opportunities – that way there’s a shed load more skills and confidence developed.
Most importantly, Hot Chocolate is a place where the young people feel ‘at home’.