Our Story

Croft Carbon College is a project designed by Leith Community Crops in Pots.

“Peas, Love and Bumblebees”

Evie Murray, CEO

The Croft Carbon College is a Climate Challenge Funded community education project led by Leith Community Crops in Pots which will become a local centre for raising environmental awareness within the community, providing accessible and engaging courses and community events that encourage Leithers to take both personal and collective action to create a happy, healthy, leafy Leith.

The delivery of the course programme will be a collaboration between the expertise of LCCiP staff and complimentary organisations and educators focused on other areas of environmental sustainability. We hope this method will help foster a resilient and collaborative approach between local organisations and individuals working to enhance the environmental skills and confidence of the Leith community.

Year 1 of the college, consisting of three terms and commencing in August 2018, will be treated as a pilot with courses delivered on a low-cost trial basis. In order to ensure the college meets the needs and interest of the Leith community,

we will be undertaking regular engagement and consultation throughout to get feedback from both course participants and the wider community.

Running alongside the delivery of courses in terms 1-2 will be the development of an accessible ‘croft carbon college app’, which we hope to launch in term 2. The app will enable future college course participants to personally track their carbon footprint in an easy manner whilst also having access to a bank of hints and tips to help them on their journey.

In the first year, the majority of activities will be delivered from our Croft office or outdoors on the croft with some use of nearby community buildings or partnership spaces. From year 2/3 the aim is for the college to be delivered from the refurbished Croft Pavilion, subject to development.

Meet Our Team

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Gillian Rodger

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & EDUCATION OFFICER
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Roxana Romero

Development Officer

Volunteering Opportunities

Interested in supporting your community to go green and looking to gain some new skills?

We are currently recruiting for a variety of volunteer roles to support the activities of the Croft Carbon College over the next year. The following is an example of the roles we’re currently recruiting for, but we are always interested in hearing from individuals who can add value through other skills or experience –

  • Communications
  • Film-making
  • Events organising
  • Data recording/research
  • General support for the team (can be done as job shadowing)

You don’t need to have a lot of experience in these areas as long as you can demonstrate your enthusiasm and passion for our cause and are keen to gain skills and experience in your role of interest.

There are also plenty of opportunities to join as a single events volunteer or to collaborate with us on your own projects. To find out more or to organise a meeting with our team to discuss a potential role please get in touch via carboncollege@cropsinpots.org.

More information about volunteering for the wider charity and associated projects can be found here (insert link to volunteer page on LCCiP site) or by emailing volunteer@cropsinpots.org.

Questions

If you have any questions, please email us on carboncollege@cropsinpots.org and our team will be in touch with you as soon as they can.

Our Partners

The Croft Carbon College is funded by the Climate Challenge Fund –