The Household Canny Challenge

Spread dunbar.orgThe Household Canny Challenge is the Sustaining Dunbar project funded by the Scottish Government and works to help achieve Scottish Government objectives.

The programme supports households and Schools to reduce their C02 emissions through actions they choose to take such as: draught proofing and insulating their homes/ schools, reducing energy use, generation of renewable energy, growing more of their own food, wasting less food and reusing food waste to make rich compost, reducing waste going to landfill, and changing how they travel to school and work. Continue reading

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Open Day East Linton Auction Mart Site

August 31, 2014
11:00 amto4:00 pm

Come to the East Linton Auction Mart open day on 31st August and be in from the start.

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Gathering In: 25th October 2014

October 25, 2014
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Gathering In advertising posterThe annual Sustaining Dunbar Gathering In will take place on Saturday 25th October 2-4pm at the Bleachingfield Centre.

As part of the ‘Fertile Ground’ art conference being organised by North Light Arts, our marquee will showcase many of the initiatives being taken by local people to make our town a more vibrant place to live. From local produce to beekeeping groups and writing workshops, local holidays by train or by bike, to less glamorous but essential worm composting and home insulation you will find someone local who knows all about it. Come and see some of what Dunbar has to offer, and if your group would like to have a stall and make new connections, contact sue@sustainingdunbar.org.uk

 

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Additional Fri/Sat trains home from Festival

Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 18.40.41In addition to the usual weekend trains home from Edinburgh at 11.02pm on Fridays and 10.06pm on Saturdays, ScotRail is running additional late night trains to North Berwick with a bus connection to Dunbar during the Edinburgh festivals. The 11.55pm service will be available on 15/16 and 22/23 August.

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Recruiting for Zero Waste Town Project

zwtluanchpicHaving been awarded the tender by Zero Waste Scotland, Sustaining Dunbar was recently announced as Scotland’s first Zero Waste Town by Richard Lochhead, Minister for Environment.  We are now seeking an experienced project manager to deliver a range of projects within the agreed Zero Waste Town portfolio.

More information about the role and how to apply is available here:  ZWT Project Manager

More information about the Zero Waste Town pilot project is available here

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