01316675438 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB

Living Lighter

The Salisbury Centre is delighted to announce that we received a Scottish Government Climate Challenge Fund Grant for a 2 year project, now running at the centre from April 2019 until March 2021.

Now well established and in our second year, the project has:

  • Held an annual Climate Gathering to bring organisations and members of the community together to determine a collective climate action area for organisations to support and promote to members.
  • Held climate conversations and other carbon saving workshops and film-showings
  • Increased our food growing garden space and held gardening workshops and events, and used our kitchen to share meals and demonstrate cooking, preserving and food waste reduction
  • Held upcycling events including textile and furniture repair 
  • Installed all new energy efficient sash and case windows and other energy saving measures
  • Established a team of Climate Champion volunteers who are integral to the development and running of the project

We’re learning a lot, reducing our carbon footprint, and having plenty of fun along the way!


Volunteer opportunity

We are currently seeking volunteers to join our team of Climate Champions! You will be involved in awareness raising on climate change through workshops and events, and embedding sustainability in the Salisbury Centre community. While the current project funding is until the end of Mar 2021, we are hoping to build on our team of volunteers to continue delivering activities beyond March. There are plenty of training opportunities, and you will be part of a small mutually supportive team!

See the Role Description for details, and contact livinglighter@salisburycentre.org for more information.


The project team includes (left to right) our gardener Alan Mitchell, our volunteer and outreach worker, Mika Moriyama and Brenna Nyznik, project manager. 

Please see our ‘People’ section to learn more about us.


And for information on events and activities, please check our ‘What’s On’ section, or email livinglighter@salisburycentre.org

We hope to see you at the centre soon!