Green Resources Hub


This Green Resources Hub has been created to help you find useful information and guidance on various topics quickly and easily in one place, supporting you to lead a more sustainable and environmentally conscious lifestyle.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and UHI is not responsible for the content of external websites. 

Do you know your carbon footprint? Find out using the WWF Environmental Footprint Calculator with useful tips to help you reduce your environmental impact.

Food and diet content

Food and diet

Food and diet

Love Food Hate Waste - practical steps to help you reduce food waste, as well as lots of recipe ideas. 

Eating Greener - a Take Action guide by Net Zero Scotland.

Too Good To Go - an App that lets you buy unsold surplus food from shops and restaurants at reduced prices so it doesn't go to waste.

OLIO - an App connecting neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away, all for free. 

Moo Food - an environmentally conscious community food charity based in Muir of Ord bringing people together to grow food, knowledge and confidence. Volunteer, access the community fridge or growing boxes, and share meals. 

WWOOF (Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms) - become a WWOOFer and connect with local sustainable farmers and growers for a cultural and educational experience, focused on organic farming and sustainable living.

5 steps to reducing food waste at home - a How to Guide by Zero Waste Scotland.

Climate Change food calculator - find out the carbon footprint of what you eat using the calculator in this BBC News article. 

Sustainable Food Cookbook - a student cookbook and reference guide to cooking and eating sustainably.

15 ways students can eat more sustainably - a checklist to keep track of your progress by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK)

The Science of Food Waste - video produced by Love Food Hate Waste Scotland in partnership with the Glasgow Science Centre to take you along the journey of your food, from farm to fork, to really understand the impact of the food we throw away.

Sustainable Fashion, Health and Beauty content

Sustainable Fashion, Health and Beauty

Sustainable Fashion, Health and Beauty

There are various online shops with supporting Apps to buy and re-sell second-hand clothes. Try out Thrift+Depop or Vinted.

Love Your Clothes campaign to help change the way we buy, use and dispose of our clothing. Lots of tips, videos and guides to support you in helping to reduce the impact of clothes on the environment.  

Repair What You Wear - website that teaches and inspires anyone to easily mend their own clothes with free to access video tutorials and educational resources. 

Article on 'Greenwashing' by How to Waste Less.

10 tips to help you move away from fast fashion - article by Ethical Consumer.

How to make your wardrobe more sustainable - article by Net Zero Scotland

Join the Fashion Detox Challenge - can you go 10 weeks without buying any clothes?!

Take the Sustainable Fashion Quiz - how much do you know about what's in your wardrobe?

Fashion for the Earth - get the facts on Sustainable Fashion with toolkits to help you shop more sustainably and care for your clothes.

Climate Change and Fashion Waste Colonialism - article by the Climate Literacy Project looking at the long lasting impact of the ever-growing fashion industry. 

Recycling / Circular Economy content

Recycling / Circular Economy

Recycling / Circular Economy

What is the Circular Economy - article by Zero Waste Scotland.

Circular Economy:  What is it and how can we get there? A video by Thomson Reuters Foundation. 

Borrowing is the new buying - How to Waste Less article.  

Recycling locator - find out what you can recycle at home or in your local area.

Recycling Sorter - a handy digital recycling tool, which allows you to search for what items can be recycled, in which colour of bin, in any Scottish local authority.

Reuse near me - find a re-use organisation near you.

Recycle for Scotland - useful information about the recycling process, including features such as the 'recycling sorter' and a 'what to do with...' library. 

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle - a Take Action guide by Net Zero Scotland.

Recycling packaging symbols explained - Zero Waste Scotland article explaining what different recycling symbols actually mean.

Technology content



How to Waste Less article looking at consumption and waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). 

Ecosia- a search engine that uses 80% of it's profits to plant trees where they are needed most. Set your default homepage to Ecosia or download the mobile App. 

Tips for Greener Computing - article by The New Ecologist.

Environmental footprint of everything we do online - article by How to Waste Less.

Eco-friendly web design: how to reduce your website's carbon footprint - an article by the Eco-friendly Web Alliance. 

Internet's enormous carbon footprint - an article by the Eco-friendly Web Alliance. 

The Carbon Cost of Streaming - article by the Carbon Literacy Project.

Active Travel / Sustainable Transport content

Active Travel / Sustainable Transport

Active Travel / Sustainable Transport

Active Travel tips and advice from the Energy Savings Trust

Active Travel - a Take Action guide by Net Zero Scotland. 

Pubic Transport - a Take Action guide by Net Zero Scotland.

Rural Connections - a Cycling UK programme to support people to cycle, walk and wheel in rural and remote communities.

HItravel - Car sharing platform for the Inverness and Nairn area.

Flight Free UK - an organisation helping to inform people of the climate impact of aviation and inspiring people to travel by other means.

Active Travel advice on the HISA website

The following infographics have been created by the HISA Cycling Intern, Bonnie Zhu:

Energy content



Home Energy - a Take Action guide by Net Zero Scotland

Energy advice from the NUS Student Switch-off campaign.

Top 10 Energy saving tips for students - article by The Greenage

Advice and guidance from the Energy Saving Trust.

Home Energy Scotland - free impartial advice on energy saving.

Biodiversity / natural environment content

Biodiversity / natural environment

Biodiversity / natural environment

Trees for Life - rewilding the Scottish Highlands.

Woodland Trust - woodland conservation charity. 

Plantlife - campaigns to protect the natural heritage of Scotland. 

Keep Scotland Beautiful - the charity for Scotland's environment.

Make Space for Nature: 14 ways to reverse nature loss this summer - top tips from Nature Scot.

Record the wildlife you see on the National Cycle Network via Sustrans iRecord.

Do a #2minutecleanup on your local National Cycle Network route - email Sustrans for a re-usable bag. 

Oceans for Good - Infographic produced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) illustrating the many benefits of our blue planet. 

Moray Firth Coastal Partnership - promoting and facilitating sustainable solutions to the marine and coastal challenges faced by the Moray Firth and its communities. 

The Think Health, Think Nature Almanac - a seasonal guide that provides inspiration to connect with nature for your health and wellbeing all year round.

Ethical Banking content

Ethical Banking

Ethical Banking

Banking with Who guide - produced by SOS-UK.

Ethical Banking article by MoneyExpert. 

Ethical Money and Finance product guides by Ethical Consumer. 

Campaigning and action groups content

Campaigning and action groups

Campaigning and action groups

Greenpeace - movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction.

Action Not Excuses - global youth-led environmental campaign supporting thousands of young people to create green jobs, fight for zero waste and pollution, and reverse deforestation.

2050 Climate Group - a youth run and volunteer-led organisation empowering young people to take action against the climate crisis.

Earth Day - a global movement with the mission to diversify, educate and activtate the environmental movement worldwide.

Friends of the Earth Scotland - environmental campaigning organisation with local groups across Scotland. 

Marine Conservation Society - a UK charity fighting for a cleaner, better-protected, healthier ocean.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland - a diverse coalition of over 60 civil society organisations in Scotland campaigning together on climate change.

SOS (Students Organising for Sustainability) UK - a student-led education charity focusing on sustainability.

Count Us In - a community of people, organisations and platforms taking practical action on climate change. Anyone can take part simply by chosing one of the 16 steps to reduce your carbon pollution and persuade others to do the same. 

Hubbub - organisation sharing inspiration and practical advice to help you take actions that are good for the environment. 

Highlands and Islands Climate Hub - a Scottish Government funded organisation supporting local communities to take action to tackle climate change. 

Green Hive - a charity based in Nairn, Green Hive is a thriving and sustainable community hub supporting local people with a focus on environmental solutions, delivering a wide range of activities, products and services.

Useful media sources / learning materials content

Useful media sources / learning materials

Useful media sources / learning materials

Climate Change and Net Zero Jargon Buster - created by the Business Growth Hub, this is a handy guide to the key terms you need to know.

Ethical Consumer - provides tools and resources to help you to shop more ethically and sustainably.

Giki Zero - a free app based platform helping you to reduce your carbon footprint step-by-step.

Climate Change Solutions Quiz - provided by CNN a useful quiz demonstrating the most effective ways to fight climate change. 

Carbon Map - a useful website which uses an interactive map to help convey how different countries around the world fit into the climate change picture looking at both responsibility and vulnerability of countries.  

Climate Change - The Facts - a BBC documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough, giving a powerful account of how communities and ecosystems across the world have been affected by climate change over the past few years. 

Green Opportunities content

Green Opportunities

Green Opportunities





Eco-anxiety support resources content

Eco-anxiety support resources

Eco-anxiety support resources

Suggested Reading content

Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Perth College UHI Library have put together this fantastic Resource List to inform, challenge and inspire you.