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Good Food Nation Consultation -what matters to you?

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Good Food matters – to everyone. The Scottish Government agrees!

They would like to enshrine five essential aspects of food production, transportation and consumption in a new Bill, paving the way for Scotland to become A Good Food Nation.

They need to know what you feel is most important.

Please take a few minutes to fill in this survey and spread the word in whatever way you can. This is an opportunity to influence what is in the new Bill. We will collate responses to this survey and submit it on your behalf. Thank you so much!

If you would like more information please contact Jo on 07496 118097

To find out more about the Scottish Food Coalition and their Good Food Nation Campaign see here.

There will be a Good Food Supper on Thursday 7th March in St. Annes Church.

 

 

Good Food Supper -March 7th@7.30pm

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Good Food Matters to Everyone BUT it Needs to be Better for ALL of us -our kids, our health, our planet, you and me!

Come to a Good Food Supper on Thursday 7th March, 7.30pm in St. Anne’s Church, Dunbar

Tell the Scottish Government what YOU think by completing our survey.

For more information contact Jo on 07496 118097

This event is part of our local consultation on the Scottish Government’s Good Food Nation Bill.

Tuesday 26th Feb. -Talk: Climate Change – what does the IPCC’s “Global Warming of 1.5°C” Report mean?

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Social Evening and Presentation. Tuesday 26th February, Belhaven Church Hall, EH42 1NH

6.30pm door open

7pm Pot-luck supper- please bring something to share

8-9pm Presentation by Prof. David Stevenson followed by Discussion

Climate Change – what does the IPCC’s “Global Warming of 1.5°C” Report mean?

In November 2015, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the “Paris Agreement”, whose goal is to limit global warming to “well below 2°C” above pre-industrial levels and to “pursue efforts to” limit warming to 1.5°C. In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced a special report about the 1.5°C target. The report discusses the impacts of 1.5°C warming, and what we need to do to limit warming to 1.5°C. The required transformations to society are monumental, improbable, and may well be impossible. The consequences of failing to limit warming are dire. In this talk I will give a quick overview of this existential crisis, the underlying science and uncertainties, try to find some points of optimism, and attempt to answer any questions.

All very welcome, whether a member of Sustaining Dunbar or not. Come for all or part of the evening. Free event.

Pot-luck Supper, Podcast and Discussion: Belhaven Church Hall 7pm Tue 29th Jan 2019

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New Year Solutions – Social evening on Tuesday 29th January.

Using Radio 4’s excellent ‘New Year Solutions’ series of 15 min programmes exploring everyday solutions to the climate crisis, this evening we’ll be considering MEAT

6.30pm door open

7pm Pot-luck supper- please bring something to share

8-9pm Podcast and Discussion

All very welcome, whether a member of Sustaining Dunbar or not. Free event.

Pot-luck supper and Discussion 10th Dec 2018, ‘The Stables’ behind Belhaven Church

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Is Dunbar a thriving community and economy in a thriving environment?

Come and join the discussion, reviewing last year’s challenges and achievements, and Sustaining Dunbar’s vision for the future.

6.30 Doors Open

7pm Pot-luck supper- please bring something to share

8-9pm Discussion.

All welcome– even if you can’t make all the evening, just come when you can. Non-members equally welcome.

Free. ‘The Stables’ is down a path down the right side of Belhaven Church EH42 1NH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Day 2018 Film

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This is a short film from Apple Day 2018 at our Belhaven Community Garden. It was made as part of North Light Arts, Natural Magic project.

Apple Day from North Light Arts on Vimeo.

Pot-luck supper and topical issue discussion

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Monday 12th November at the Stables, behind Belhaven Parish Church

6.30pm doors open,  7pm Pot-luck supper-please bring something to share

8-9pm  -Discussion of topical issues relevant to our community and environment, local and global

All welcome to whole or part of the evening, whether a member of Sustaining Dunbar or not.

Come and join engaging conversation at this friendly, free event. For more information or with ideas you’d like to discuss please email info@sustainingdunbar.org

 

 

Pot-luck supper and discussion

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Our next evening social evening and interactive workshop
Belhaven Church Hall  Tuesday 16th october

Doors open 6.30pm
Bring and share meal 7pm
Workshop 8-9pm
Exploring Community Resilience 2

In this second workshop we will be making an assessment of how resilient we are now and will discuss what we can do to nurture our individual and community resilience so that we can face the future with hope and actively shape the post-carbon future we want to live in.

Come for all or part of the evening. No need to have attended the first workshop.

Free event, just turn up, non-members also very welcome.

Apple Day at Belhaven Community Garden

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Apple Day, Belhaven Community Garden, Saturday, 29th September, 1-4pm
Come and join us for the 2ndApple day at the Belhaven Community Garden at Belhaven Hospital.  Andy Sim will be there with his van for cooking apple recipes.  Apple pressing, tasting Scottish heritage varieties grown in the garden, swapping recipes, baking and eating!  For good food and good chat.

Social Evening and Exploring Community Resilience Workshop

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Social evening and workshop, Tuesday 25th September, Belhaven Church Hall

Doors open 6.30pm, Bring and Share Meal 7pm, Interactive Workshop 8-9pm

The workshop will make a start at Exploring Community Resilience

We live in challenging times. Our dominant economic and political systems are increasingly fragile as we face impending climate breakdown. At the same time there are many community-led projects (not least here in Dunbar and District) that are pointing the way to a positive, low-carbon future.
How can we nurture our individual and community resilience so as to not only face the future with hope but play our part in actively shaping the future we want to live in?

Come for all or part of the evening

Free event, just turn up, non-members also very welcome.

Please note that the event after this will now be on Tuesday 16th October(previously advertised as 30th October). This will have a similar format, with the intention of continuing the resilience discussion and prioritising future action.