New campaign helps Scotland go green

A national campaign encouraging everyone in Scotland to play their part in making it a greener place to live was launched yesterday. The new Greener Together campaign promotes individual benefits […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A national campaign encouraging everyone in Scotland to play their part in making it a greener place to live was launched yesterday.

The new Greener Together campaign promotes individual benefits of leading a greener lifestyle to make Scotland a cleaner place. The campaign claims that every green effort, big or small, makes a difference.

A study conducted by TNS Global Market Research suggested that 72% out of 501 respondents agree greener living is necessary and over half said they would like to do more to help the environment.

Environment Secretary, Richard Lochhead said: “Turning our thermostats down by just one degree, for example, not only saves money but also reduces the amount of energy we use as a country. By taking this green action, we could save up to £60 per year as well as reducing Scotland’s carbon emissions from housing by ten per cent.”

The Scottish Government has targeted a 42% reduction in CO2 by 2020 and an 80% reduction by 2050.