Thursday, December 26, 2013

Success for the 'Carbon Crushers' project

As a trustee of the Dundee University Student Trading and Innovative Enterprise (DUSTIE, now branded as DRIVE) I was delighted to hear of the project's success in the recent Keep Scotland Beautiful Climate Challenge Fund - Round 16 awards.

The award is as follows :

"Dundee University Student Trading and Innovative Enterprise (DUSTIE) will work with the local community to increase energy efficiency and decrease car use through their 'Carbon Crushers' project. Energy efficiency advice will be provided through a Green Advice Centre and by trained student advisers who will visit homes. The move away from cars towards lower carbon alternatives will be facilitated by activities such as cycle lessons, maintenance classes and hire bike promotion. These measures will help the community to reduce carbon emissions, taking action on climate change while saving money. £59,370."

This is superb news for this excellent project and thanks go to all involved in compiling the bid, particularly Bogdan Handrea, Project Manager, who put in a great deal of hard work.