Community groups urged to think green

Heather the Weather helps launch the Green Idea.
Heather the Weather helps launch the Green Idea.

Former BBC Scotland meteorologist, Heather ‘the weather’ Reid got a taste of the green life as she kicked-off a nationwide search for the best green community idea.

With the help of a buzzy insect and a flower or two, Heather Reid is urging community groups throughout Carrick to enter A Grand Green Idea, for their chance to win £1,000 of funding to help bring their green initiative to life.

A partnership between WWF Scotland and People’s Postcode Lottery, A Grand Green Idea is challenging community groups, schools, clubs and community councils in Carrick to come up with an idea that will benefit their local environment.

In addition to the previous categories of energy, waste, food and transport, groups will now also have the opportunity to enter ideas related to wildlife.

Heather Reid said: “It is a real pleasure to be involved once again in such a worthwhile and exciting project.

“A Grand Green Idea gives communities the perfect opportunity to get together and think about their local surroundings and how they can make it more environmentally friendly.”

To apply for their chance to win, entrants must state their idea in under 500 words before the closing deadline of 13 October 2013.

For more information or to enter the competition you can visit either of these websites: “” or