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Greener Kemnay group discusses energy issues


By Kyle Ritchie

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A meeting of the Greener Kemnay group focused on the energy resilience of the village.

The community organisation met in the Friendship Room of the village hall last week.

Welcomed by an energy sub group made up of Lorna Forsyth, Gabby Stevens and Richard Lamplugh, the gathering was divided into tables for brain-storming discussions.

One recurrent issue was on how to better heat homes.

Lorna Forsyth saw a need to educate the community.

At the Greener Kemnay meeting are (from left): Margaret Basley, Lorna Forsyth (standing), Mel Brown, Ian Booth and Sue Wainman. Picture: Griselda McGregor
At the Greener Kemnay meeting are (from left): Margaret Basley, Lorna Forsyth (standing), Mel Brown, Ian Booth and Sue Wainman. Picture: Griselda McGregor

She said: "We want to get everybody involved by working together."

Another issue which was highlighted was the energy crisis and how families could not afford the rising costs, which was causing anxiety and depression. Knowledge of climate change was also causing concern.

Other topics that were covered in the lively discussions during the evening were home insulation and consumption.

The groups were unanimous in their opinion that people must take responsibility and even doing a little can change a lot.

Formed in 2012, Greener Kemnay's on-going aim has been to promote sustainable energy and its development.

Successful campaigns include a community garden space for meeting, growing and learning; and linking paths so people can safely walk from the village to Burnhervie, Dalmadilly and the wider area.


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