This section contains links to further relevant material, including presentations from recent events and links to websites of other organisations which can provide advice and guidance on sustainability.
Sustainable School Travel Plans - For advice and guidance on school travel plans and safe routes to schools please contact Sustrans School Travel Team at their website or talk to Nicola Boyle, School Travel Manager on 0131 539 8122.
Biodiversity Scotland- Biodiversity Scotland's website provides supporting tools and case study examples to simplify the process to support public bodies implement the Biodiversity Duty in the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004. See also the SNH guidance, Biodiversity and the school estate.
SUST - Sust.org provides a unique web resource, giving access to a wide variety of information, resources and guidance on sustainability. It also hosts The Green Directory, the first dedicated resource for products, manufacturers and service providers of green products in Scotland.
The Carbon Trust provides specialist support to business and the public sector to help cut carbon emissions, save energy and commercialise low carbon technologies.
Envirowise Scotland has a range of services that help Scottish organisations become more resource efficient, cut carbon emissions, comply with environmental legislation and make substantial savings.
WRAP works with individuals, businesses and local authorities to help them reduce waste and recycle more, making better use of resources and helping to tackle climate change.
CARES is the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (previously the Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative (SCHRI)) programme. Through Community Energy Scotland, CARES offers grants to a range of community organisations to help with the installation of a variety of renewable energy technologies.
The Low Carbon Buildings Programme - Phase 2E (LCBP2E) is a Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) scheme offering grants for microgeneration installations by public sector and charitable organisations.
NetRegs is a partnership between the UK environmental regulators - the Environment Agency in England and Wales, SEPA in Scotland and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) in Northern Ireland. NetRegs provides free environmental guidance for small and medium-sized businesses throughout the UK to help them understand what they need to do to comply with environmental law and protect the environment.
CIBSE Schools Design Group - this special interest CIBSE group is a network of people and organisations interested in school design which seeks to foster knowledge exchange between all interested parties working on sustainable school design; to develop a strategy for healthy and sustainable school buildings; to encourage cooperation between professional bodies of relevance for school design; to reflect on changing procurement routes and design standards; to identify gaps in the science of designing learning environments and to initiate cooperation between academia and industry to resolve the problems of relevance to the industry
Usable buildings is a free resource for practitioners, managers, building owners, developers, students and anyone else who wants to make buildings more suitable for the people who use them, less damaging to the natural environment and a better long-term investment.