Current opportunities

Do you care about reducing food waste and have a couple of hours free a week? Why not help Greener Orkney with the Kirkwall, Stromness or Dounby community fridges? The community fridge aims to reduce the amount of food waste going into landfill and will be stocked with ‘use by’ and ‘best before’ food given by the supermarkets and local businesses. Donations from the public are also accepted under certain circumstances. As a community fridge volunteer you will be: · picking up the food from the supermarket (if you have transport) · Weighing and sorting the food · assisting members of the public coming to take food away Full training will be given and there is flexibility on evenings and cover for holidays or sickness etc. If you are interested in helping in any way please contact or call Jane Nelson on 07739 144064.

Greener Orkney is an environmental charity working with the Orkney community to help reduce Orkney’s carbon footprint and clean up the seas. Each month as part of our activities Greener Orkney visits a different beach or urban area in Orkney to pick up and record litter we find there. Anyone is welcome to join in and there is no need to book - just come to the meeting place at the start time and look out for the Greener Orkney banners. We also support other community groups or individuals who wish to undertake beach cleans by providing equipment and support and guidance. To get in touch with Greener Orkney you can use Facebook messenger or email us on The programme of beach cleans is also advertised on our website ‘’.

Greener Orkney is a non-political environmental charity with the primary aim of reducing the carbon footprint of Orkney mainly by increasing awareness and carrying out activities which reduce waste and encourage reuse. We currently have two main areas of focus being community fridges to help use surplus food and beach cleans to remove plastic and harmful items from our oceans. We are members of national groups such as Hubbub and the Scottish Islands Federation. We are looking for new trustees who share our concerns for the environment and are willing to give some of their time to work with the other trustees to move the charity forward by helping set its direction and taking part in some of the activities. To get in touch with Greener Orkney you can use Facebook messenger or email us on