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Trust in community

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Trust in community

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, and I learned a lot.  First, that development trusts come in all shapes and sizes.  This could range from a...

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Seeking a Development Manager

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Seeking a Development Manager

We are seeking the right person to help take Sustaining Dunbar into the next stage of its development. This ‘Development Manager’ will engage members, stakeholders and the wider community to review and map progress towards realising the ‘Dunbar 2025’ vision and will lead the process of creating a new Business Plan for Sustaining Dunbar. This is a short-term post funded by the Scottish Government’s ‘Strengthening Communities Programme’. For further information see here: SD Development Manager Job...

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Waste Innovation Centre update

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Waste Innovation Centre update

Regrettably we have not been able to proceed with our planned Waste Innovation Centre project because we still have no premises from which to operate. We originally expected to have entry at the start of January but complications between the head-landlord and heritable creditors mean that we have still not been able to sign a sub-lease. As we still have no timescale for gaining access we have had no option but to put our proposed Climate Challenge Fund project on hold. In the meantime we have been finalising the transfer of Zero Waste Dunbar...

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New Waste Innovation Centre wins Scottish Government backing!

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New Waste Innovation Centre wins Scottish Government backing!

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 project which stops goods from going to landfill and redistributes them to the community, including for sale...

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Sustaining Dunbar members newsletter

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Sustaining Dunbar members newsletter

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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Housing for Sustainable Living Discussion 22nd November

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Housing for Sustainable Living Discussion 22nd November

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 sustainable living project by a group of local people. The group is working towards the collective purchase of land...

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Want to Change the World? U.Lab Hub in Dunbar

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Want to Change the World? U.Lab Hub in Dunbar

There are still a few place available in the Dunbar hub for anyone wanting to follow this year’s U.Lab course together with others. Anyone living in or near Dunbar is invited to take part in the free 8-week course on bringing about change, know as U.Lab. It is a ‘Massive Open Online Course’ (MOOC). Last year thousands of people around the world participated, including hundreds in Scotland. The Dunbar Hub is for people from around the area, allowing them to take part together and provide mutual support. The course explores...

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Want to learn how to change the world?

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Want to learn how to change the world?

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 change the world. Local activists Elisabeth Wilson and Chris Bruce undertook the course last year and are...

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New directors appointed

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New directors appointed

Sustaining Dunbar has appointed two new directors this year, Ettie Spencer and Elisabeth Wilson. Ettie Spencer lives in Stenton and her first career was in the voluntary sector, including the East End of London, Belfast and Canada. More recently she had a career change and is now an environmental artist and occasional lecturer in fine art. Ettie has lived in East Lothian for 12 years and has been Chair of the Dunbar Arts Trust and a trustee of the East Lothian Foodbank. Her interest in Sustaining Dunbar comes from her commitment to tackling...

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East Lothian Aid for Refugees – Frontier Stove Appeal

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East Lothian Aid for Refugees – Frontier Stove Appeal

PLEASE HELP:  East Lothian Aid For refugees has set an ambitious target to raise £4,000 to send 20 Frontier Stoves to refugee camps before Christmas. (This is one of our many on going aid initiatives). WHY? Frontier stoves are portable stoves that are very fuel efficient. They can run using any solid fuel and can run for a whole evening using only a few logs. They have a tall chimney that can be dismantled and stored inside the body of the stove for easy transportation. They can be used inside a tent as long as the chimney is routed outside,...

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