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Fixing for a Future

The Fixing for a Future project has been developed by East Linton Melting Pot, supported by Sustaining Dunbar. The project has recently secured two year’s of funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund and a part-time project officer, Rosie Harrison, has now been appointed.

Obviously, the current Covid-19 lockdown will affect how rapidly the project is able to get going -although we hope that this current crisis may also help to stimulate even more interest in learning skills in repairing and fixing things and an ethos of reducing consumption and waste. The intention is to establish regular Repair Cafés in East Linton, joining more than 1,500 other Repair Cafés worldwide, plus a series of workshops teaching skills in things like joinery, clothes repair, bicycle maintenance and fixing phones and laptops. Another strand to the project is to provide training for facilitators of Carbon and Future Conversations with small groups, intended to raise awareness of action we can all take to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels whilst starting a dialogue about the sort of future we want to bring into being.

To find out more about the project and to get involved, contact Rosie: rosie@sustainingdunbar.org

By philip

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