Home Energy Scotland (HES) is a network of local advice centres covering all of Scotland. Their advisors offer free, impartial advice on energy saving, keeping warm at home, renewable energy, cutting water waste and greener travel.
HES is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Energy Saving Trust, aiming to help people in Scotland create warmer homes, reduce their bills and help tackle climate change, at home and on the move.
As part of its summer campaign, HES has launched a Greener Travel competition quiz designed to help people learn more about the benefits of active travel.
The quiz aims to raise awareness of alternatives to taking the car, and encourages people to embrace greener travel options for short, everyday journeys that not only reduce carbon emissions and help the environment, but also reduce travel costs and improve health.
The NHS recommends that people aged 19-64 years old should try to be active on a daily basis, but it is recognised that implementing big changes (such as finding time to start a new class or go to the gym) can be intimidating. According to the NHS and HES, the easiest way to adopt a more active lifestyle is to integrate small changes into your everyday routine, like swapping your car for a bike or some trainers, if possible.
The deadline for quiz responses is Monday 30th September.
Householders can enter the Greener Travel quiz in multiple ways, including submitting their responses online, or contacting HES by phone: 0808 808 2282.
Those wishing to submit their responses will be taken through a short process:
- reading a short piece of information on sustainable travel tips
- answering a number of questions based on the above tips
- entering their information and giving their consent for HES to contact them in the event that theirs is the winning entry
For further information, please contact Jacqueline Mackenzie by phone: 07540719655, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org