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Using a ‘Slow Cooker’ With Greener Orkney

Following the successful launch of three Community Fridges in Orkney in 2022, Greener Orkney is pleased to announce the start of their latest project ‘Slow Cooker’. The aim of the project is to encourage people to use less energy-intensive cooking appliances. In these challenging times, this has the dual benefit of saving money and reducing our carbon footprint too.

slow cooker minestrone soup

The volunteers at Greener Orkney will be sharing their knowledge, recipes, hints, and tips for using slow cookers. Every two weeks, one of the volunteers will be Guest Judge for a recipe competition, themes to be announced soon, and the winner will receive a £50 shopping voucher.

The project will have some free slow cookers to give away to those who don’t already have one. Priority will be given to those most affected by the cost-of-living crisis: pensioners, those with preschool children, and people receiving means-tested benefits.

Greener Orkney Treasurer, Angela Fitzpatrick said,:

‘This project has been on our horizon for a while, and with the current cost of living crisis, there has never been a better time to raise awareness of how individuals can help themselves and the planet at the same time.’

Follow us on Facebook for tips, recipes and to find out how to enter our competitions: @GreenerOrkneySlowCookerProject

Register on the website to receive our fortnightly newsletter where the winning recipes will be published. There is also space on the website for registering to request a free slow cooker.


About Greener Orkney

Greener Orkney was formed in 2019 with the joint aims of advancing environmental protection by reducing Orkney’s carbon footprint and raising awareness of climate change among the community. This is done with a range of activities which include organising regular beach cleans and litter picks, as well as running the Community Fridges in Kirkwall, Stromness and Dounby.

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