Greener Orkney

Charity registered in Scotland SC049148

The objective of Greener Orkney is the advancement of environmental protection by reducing Orkney’s carbon footprint and raising awareness of climate change among the community. They currently have three main projects; the community fridge based in Kirkwall, Stromness and Dounby, beach cleans and the slow cooker project.

Current opportunities

Do you care about reducing food waste and have a couple of hours free a week? Why not help Greener Orkney in their Stromness community fridge? 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 ‘’.