REAP (Rural Environmental Action Project) is a local charity and social enterprise which works with local communities and agencies to raise awareness of sustainable development and through this promote action which seeks to meet locally identified needs. REAP works with funders and partners to achieve its aims. Its social enterprise work includes community consultation and community grant administration.
The idea behind sustainable development is that we have to balance social, economic and environmental considerations in all that we do. REAP has sought to make the concept of sustainable development relevant to peoples' everyday life and concerns
REAP has provided support to groups working on everything from community woodlands to path networks. Recently, much of our work has been on local food, helping to establish local food networks and get growing locally; and energy saving through helping individuals and communities tackling energy bills and emissions, installing insulation and renewable energy installations and tackling fuel poverty.
We have also used thermal imaging to help focus energy saving effort and as part of our social enterprise activity, and as an educational tool to inspire and inform young people
We have worked with all age groups on informal, environmentally based education activities. This has included work with schools on energy, growing and waste reduction, local halls and community buildings to address their energy costs and providing tailored workshops to suit individual groups’ needs.
REAP has conducted community consultation for several partners where the research outcomes further our aims. This has included work for NHS Grampian, The Cairngorms National Park Authority, The Scottish Government, The Moray Council and Keith and Strathisla Regeneration Partnership.
For further info’, contact:
Ann Davidson (Project Co-ordinator)
177 Mid Street,
Tel: 01542 888070
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