Communities for Conservation

Ethnic minority communities take action on Climate Change.

NEWS: Communities for Conservation wins first ever Climate Challenge Fund Award 2017

Funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, the Communities for Conservation project aims at inspiring Ethnic Minority (EM) communities in Edinburgh and Livingston to reduce their carbon footprint through energy saving, cycling and waste reduction activities. The project won the Climate Challenge Fund Award for the Energy Category in November 2017 and CEMVO’s Environmental Impact Award in 2016.

Join our activities!

Activities are free or on a donation basis. You can see our upcoming activities and events by clicking here.

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Contact Information

For further details about the project, to volunteer, get free energy advice, or join our workshops, events and food growing groups – please contact:

Project Coordinator: Jean-Matthieu

South Asian Community Link Officer: Fahmida

Polish Community Link Officer: Ewelina

Chinese Community Link Officer: David

African Community Link Officer: Dina 

Spanish Speaking Community Link Officer: Laura

You can also call us at ELREC on 0131 556 0441. We speak English, Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Polish, Urdu, Cantonese, Spanish and French.

All Welcome!


You can read our annual reports here:

Communities for Conservation Final Report 2017-2018

Communities for Conservation Final Report 2016-2017

Communities for Conservation Final Report 2014-2016

Communities for Conservation is funded and supported by: