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The ENDS Report Power List 2024 – Rachael Martin

July 3, 2024

Our Step Up to Net Zero Project Manager, Rachael Martin, has been named as an Unsung Hero on the The ENDS Report Power List 2024! With a background in environmental consultancy, Rachael Martin is responsible for Glasgow Chamber of Commerce’s Step Up to Net Zero project (fully funded by Glasgow City Council and the UK…

SMEs key to generating solutions to net zero

June 28, 2024

By Alison McRae, Senior Director, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce According to the UK Government, at the end of 2023, 99.9% of the UK’s 5.6m business population are SMEs. With 5.51m of these classed as small and up to 49 employees and a further 36,900 classed as medium having 50-249 employees, they account for three-fifths of the…

Glasgow unveils new birthday Brand and Festival Fund to mark 850th year

June 21, 2024

Glasgow City Council has revealed the new brand behind its plans to mark the city’s 850th birthday, in 2025. The four core icons used with the brand, use recognisable symbols synonymous with Glasgow’s story. More symbols will be developed to highlight the wide-ranging achievements of the city and its people, with a special focus on the…

Solar-powered mobile music studio hits Glasgow’s streets

June 12, 2024

A unique solar-powered mobile music recording and live production studio called the Phonoautobothy will power a number of music events in Scotland’s largest city. Built using upcycled materials by the Idlefield Art Lab collective from Canada, the Phonoautobothy aims to showcase sustainable power generation for live and recorded music while engaging local communities around Glasgow’s…

Pest Solutions driving forward net zero ambitions as part of Step Up to Net Zero programme

May 31, 2024

Pest Solutions, the award-winning UK pest control business based in Glasgow, is leading the way on prioritising sustainability and the journey to net zero in the pest control industry as part of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce ‘Step Up to Net Zero’ programme. Fully funded by Glasgow City Council and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund,…

Glasgow Climate Week to drive innovation and youth engagement for a sustainable future

April 30, 2024

By Alison McRae, Senior Director, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce It’s hard to believe it was nearly a year ago when Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council declared that the week of the 13 May 2024 would be the first Glasgow Climate week at our inaugural Congress of Business (COB). COB is a core part of…

Making it our business to reconnect consumers with their food systems

April 23, 2024

By Rebecca Ricketts, Campaign and Project Lead, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Circular Glasgow.  As a kid I grew up on a small seven acre smallholdings, nestled amongst the thriving Cumbrian farming community.  For as long as I could remember, I knew exactly where my food came from and how it was made. I also learnt…

Ocean Plastic Pots has won a Which Magazine Recommended Product Award

April 19, 2024

The independent consumer review magazine studied all reusable plant pots on the market in a 12 month study, analysing plant health, plant growth, water retention, and durability. Ocean Plastic Pots won Recommended Plant Pot for growing the Healthiest Plants. Made from 100% recycled rope in Scotland. For further information, visit: Ocean Plastic Pots

A Lidl litter pick can make a big difference

April 17, 2024

Keep Scotland Beautiful are partnering with Lidl for a week of action across Glasgow as part of #SpringCleanScotland 2024. Our week of action with Lidl stores will help us finish #SpringCleanScotland 2024 off with a bang, tackling litter and encouraging recycling across Glasgow. Our four Lidl week of action litter picks will start with an event at…