Our climate change work began in 2015 when The Welcoming was first funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to develop the Welcoming a Greener Future project.

The project enabled New Scots to engage in positive climate action and help Scotland reduce carbon emissions through:

  • Climate literacy
  • Home energy savings
  • Waste reduction
  • Food growing and food sustainability

The project also offered volunteering opportunities for both locals and New Scots, with the aim to build climate resilience within the community.

Read our evaluation summary report produced by the Centre for Human Ecology for more details.

To access the full report, please contact [email protected]

Ashden award winners

We won the Ashden Award for Green Communities in 2021 for our commitment to reducing carbon emissions and making climate action relevant to communities who are often left out of climate change discussions.

Stories from our members

Read stories from our members about learning to live sustainably.

The Welcoming – Sustainability Case Studies (Download PDF)