West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC) will be working with minority ethnic communities in Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire to highlight climate change and how to effectively reduce carbon emission. Over this year, ‘Cook, Grow, Sew and Change’ will deliver various activities and behaviour changing tools which include: energy efficiency, low carbon food, zero waste textiles and growing your own plus general awareness to encourage people from all ages to take the lower carbon route as part of the daily lifestyles.

Main Aims of Projects

  • Introducing effective carbon reduction methods, through active participation, peer to peer learning, direct/group support and continuous encouragement in tried and tested methods.

  • CO2 e reduction- 33 tonnes by means of innovative and bespoke activities.

  • Capacity build individuals, minority ethnic groups/organisations in creating opportunities and green spaces to develop own activities.

  • Commitment to change behaviour by taking the lower carbon route.

Target Communities

Focused in Glasgow, launching services in North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire. Over 12 months, Cook Grow Sew and Change will provide equal opportunities through community integration, intercultural and intergenerational dialogue, whilst taking positive steps to reduce carbon emissions, leaving a legacy of long term behaviour change.


  • Embed climate change awareness within minority ethnic groups through capacity building.

  • Communities take ownership and action through design and delivery of carbon reduction activities.

  • Significant reduction in carbon emissions, long term behaviour change and supporting a lasting legacy

Funded By

Project Staff

Dilraj Kaur
Dilraj KaurProject Co-ordinator
Maymoona Awan
Maymoona AwanActivities & Engagement Officer
Joe Makangu
Joe MakanguSustainable Communities Assistant
Bo Hickey
Bo HickeyOutreach Activities Assistant
Bininder Kaur Nat
Bininder Kaur NatProject Support Worker
Maryanna Law
Maryanna LawProject Support Worker
Edith Ogen
Edith OgenProject Support Worker
Angela Aranghelovici
Angela ArangheloviciProject Support Worker
Faisal Mohammed
Faisal MohammedProject Support Worker
Shabana Ali
Shabana AliProject Support Worker
Ghazala Ansar
Ghazala AnsarProject Support Worker

Twinned Board Member

Sharon Schlesinger
Sharon Schlesinger