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Trust in community

Trust in community


Posted By on Sep 17, 2017

Elisabeth Wilson, chair of Sustaining Dunbar, attended the annual conference of the Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS) recently. Here’s her take on what inspiring things other development trusts are up to around Scotland.   The first weekend of September our development manager, Osbert Lancaster, and I went to the conference of the Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS).  It was the first time I had been,...

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Sustaining Dunbar’s drive to create a more sustainable community got a massive cash boost last week with a £147,000 award from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to create a new Waste Innovation Centre.   The grant, the only one to a group in East Lothian, will be invested in our new project – the Dunbar Waste Innovation Centre. The new Centre will build on the hugely popular Zero Waste Dunbar...

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From cutting waste in schools to learning new skills with Belhaven Community Garden, there’s loads going on this month with Sustaining Dunbar! CLICK HERE: Latest News from Sustaining Dunbar Got a story to share? Email us, give us a like on facebook or tweet us.  

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What: Discussion on sustainable housing and the idea of a joint venture to purchase land or buildings to create a sustainable local community When: Tuesday 22nd November at 7pm Where: Dunbar Town House, High Street, Dunbar Who: Anyone who is interested in sustainable housing in general or who is keen to build, buy or renovate sustainable housing with a group of likeminded people Sustaining Dunbar is supporting an exciting new...

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Dunbar is about to become a hub for a free 8-week course on changing the world, known as U.Lab. The course is a Massive Open Online Course attended by thousands of people around the world and hundreds in Scotland. The course teaches participants how to respond to many changes and disruptions in the world, from inequality to climate change. It helps you to find ways to make change in yourself, your community and society in order to...

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You are invited to attend Sustaining Dunbar’s 2016 AGM which will take place on Monday 9th May, from 7:30-9pm at The Dunmuir Hotel, Dunbar The meeting will be an opportunity to meet the current Board of Directors and staff as well as other members and will include an update on the past year’s activities, a financial report, election of new Directors and a presentation and discussion about future plans. Everyone is welcome and...

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Our Waste is Our Resource

Our Waste is Our Resource


Posted By on Feb 19, 2016

The Zero Waste Dunbar and District Project is organising an open public meeting/ consultation event 2nd March at 7pm in Dunbar Town House. Simon Glover will share with you what he has learned about the potential availability of materials from our local waste. The Aim of the open meeting is to: share information about the opportunities and constraints with regards to accessing our waste materials and using it as resource materials;...

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