Growing a Greener Glasgow

Resources

We hope the information we provide in factsheets, reports and films will enable you get on with making changes and improvements. All feedback welcome.

Development of a community asset on Glasgow’s southside

We asked local residents what they wanted from a community asset and we looked about at all the possible vacant units and land which could be converted in to a community asset. Our findings are in the report.

Guide to prepayment meters

Here in the Southside of Glasgow, where two thirds of the residents rent either privately or from a social landlord, many people have prepayment meters for their energy supply. Read our guide to find out how they work, the advantages and the disadvantages.

Guide to delivering home energy audits

This guide explains how we engage residents in thinking more about energy use in their home, deliver an audit in the home and relay our findings to support residents to consume less energy. There are also case studies and a sample checklist of actions we may recommend.

Composting Times is out

Paper copies of this newspaper, about composting in the Southside, are available in cafes and community outlets across Govanhill, Strathbungo and Pollokshields East during spring 2017.

Energy case studies

This booklet includes a collection of five case studies which explain how South Seeds has helped residents save energy or sort out energy bills. We were able to deliver this work to save energy and save carbon through funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge fund.  

Improving Victorian tenement windows

This report tells the story of Raymond, Maria, Rashia and Sylvia who all received either double or secondary glazing through a one off South Seeds project. There are also top tips for improving your windows.

Finding out what residents think

South Seeds successfully applied to the Climate Challenge Fund for a development grant to conduct some consultation with local residents on waste and transport issues. We did street surveys, consultation workshops and monitored local social media groups. Our six page report explains how we consulted and what residents told us.  

Tenement special report: Managing food waste in Berlin

This investigation into food-waste disposal from multi-occupancy buildings in an ethnically diverse area of Berlin highlights some lessons that Glasgow could learn as it embarks on rolling out food waste collections in tenements.