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The Hands Up Scotland Survey looks at how pupils across Scotland travel to school and is the largest national dataset on school travel.  The 2017 survey will take place from Monday 11 until Friday 15 September with schools selecting one day to carry out the survey.

Each September, schools across Scotland complete the survey in class by asking their pupils ‘How do you normally travel to school?’. Local authority officers distribute the survey to schools and return pupil responses to Sustrans for collation, analysis and reporting.

The results provide a valuable annual snapshot of school travel and are used by Sustrans, Transport Scotland and other groups to inform policy areas, monitor trends in school travel over time, and provide information relevant to a variety of health, transport and education initiatives.

For more information about the Hands Up Scotland survey please visit the Sustrans website where you can also download all the information for the 2017 survey. You can see the headline results from 2016 below.

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Resource Efficient Scotland has relaunched their website! The new look makes it even easier for you to find out how your business or organisation can be more resource efficient.

Take a look through the new sections on saving energy, saving water and reducing waste. And check out the tools and guides to get you started, the latest case studies to inspire you, and the funding they have to get your larger projects off the ground.

They’ve also got a new blog section so you can get the very latest tips and updates from the programme to help your business.

Pedal for Scotland returns for its 19th year on Sunday 10 September 2017. Pedal for Scotland’s main event day will feature the 45 mile Classic Challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh and the colossal 93 mile Big Belter from Glasgow to Edinburgh, which shares the first 25 miles with the Classic Challenge route.

Pedal for Scotland, organised by Cycling Scotland, is Scotland’s biggest bike event. Back in 1999, the first event attracted 400 riders. The event has grown increasingly popular with more routes, bigger challenges and more and more participants joining in year on year.

For more information and to book you place please visit their website pedalforscotland.org or follow them on Facebook and Twitter

SCIAF have launched a campaign for clean energy called Powering our common home.

Across Scotland, more than 5000 SCIAF supporters have shown their support for the campaign which calls on MSPs to make sure that Scotland’s energy policy is in line with the needs of the poorest communities overseas.

Climate change is already pushing many of the people SCIAF works with into poverty and time is running out to keep global warming below the dangerous tipping point of 1.5 degrees.

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greenspace scotland has announce that they have received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to kick-start the development of an Endowment Fund for Scotland’s parks.

This project will develop a £1million endowment fund for Scotland’s parks.  It is the first step towards our ambition for a multi-million endowment fund which will help to keep Scotland’s parks in good heart for future generations to enjoy. Over the next 3 years, the HLF grant of £500,000 will be matched with donations from individuals, businesses and trusts to raise that first magic million. The funds will be invested to provide an endowment to support Scotland’s parks in perpetuity.

Julie Procter, Chief Executive of greenspace scotland said:
“Scotland’s parks are well-used and much loved. We want to ensure they continue to be cherished and nurtured so that we hand them on in good heart for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. The Scottish Parks Endowment Fund is an easy and simple way for everyone who uses and loves Scotland’s parks to make a donation, large or small, to support our treasured parks. And it’s a great way to grow the value of your donation: the HLF matching grant means that every £10 donated with gift-aid, becomes a £25 investment in the Park Endowment fund; every £100 becomes £250 and so on.”

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air-pollution-hearts_15311New transport statistics from Transport Scotland show road blocks to clean air and healthy places. The new statistics show that the bus sector is in crisis, and the car continues to be king on our roads.

Key points from the report are (all stats are for 2015):

  • kilometres driven in cars has increased by 3.2% over the last five years
  • the number of bus journeys has dropped by 5% in the last 5 years, declining almost 2% over the last year.
  • 66% of journeys to work were made by car, despite 30% of households not having access to a car.
  • 1.4% of cars are pure electric vehicles, with a further 3.4% hybrid electric.
  • both cycling and train travel showed strong increases over the last five years.  31%  of journeys to work were made by active travel or public transport, the same as in 2004. Just 2.2% of journeys to work were made by bike.
  • 12.3% journeys were delayed by congestion

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SocEntCensus2015_CoverFirst ever census reveals major impact of Scotland’s social enterprises. The significant size and impact of Scotland’s social enterprise businesses has been revealed for the very first time, with the launch of the results of a large-scale census. See the full report here and view the headline stats infographic too.

The new research confirms Scotland as a world-leading nation in nurturing social enterprise and recognises social enterprise as a fairer and more inclusive way of doing business:

  • Over 5,000 social enterprises in Scotland
  • Over 200 new social enterprises formed each year
  • Highlands and Islands has 22% of all social enterprises
  • Edinburgh and Glasgow account for 26% of all social enterprises
  • 60% of social enterprises have a woman as their most senior employee
  • 68% of social enterprises pay at least the recognised Living Wage
  • Provides over 112,400 jobs
  • £1.15bn in combined traded income
  • Net collective assets £3.86bn
  • Gross Value Added (GVA) figure is approx. £1.7bn

The research was commissioned by a range of public and social enterprise organisations.

You can also follow the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #SocEntCensus

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