Previous projects

Valuing natural capital

Biosphere Explorers 1 & 2

Biosphere Explorers builds on our successful Carbon Busters programme which was rolled out to over 60 schools across Dumfries and Galloway.


The project sought to reconnect those living throughout the Ken-Dee catchment (Carsphairn to Kirkcudbright) with their natural environment and the benefits it can provide.

Legacy learning resources are available for free. For more information click here

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Refill D&G

The Centre ran the campaign to raise awareness of plastic pollution and reduce consumption of single use plastic water bottles. The response across the region has been incredible with overwhelming support from the community.


We now have over 125 Refill points in D&G!

Carbon Busters

Carbon Busters was a sustainable development education programme with a focus on climate change and associated environmental science and geography. It ran over 7 years and introduced the concept of carbon footprints and sustainability to local schools.

Sustainable rurality

This three-year project, led by Professor Mike Bonaventura and developed by Dr Liz Brooks at the Crichton Carbon Centre, is grounded in a bedrock of academic research on what makes for a sustainable rural region.  

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Sustainable process improvement (SPI)

SPI was our resource efficiency programme for SMEs in Scotland which ran from May 2012 to May 2015.  In this time we  worked with 90 SMEs across 3 local authority regions in Scotland: Dumfries and Galloway, North Ayrshire and West Dunbartonshire.