A message from Norman about Granton Goes Greener

Hello everyone, This is a note to update you all on the Granton Goes greener Project and to ask for your help. When the project came into being there were two distinct strands. Firstly, fabric work around the church such as repairing and updating windows which has now mostly been done. All the halls now have secondary glazing with only the church windows still to do. Where possible all the roof spaces have been insulated. Having a flat roof, it was not possible to insulate the West Hall...
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Spiritual Refresher Day – Saturday 14th September

For as long as the Christian church has existed people have taken time out of the daily grind to reflect and refresh their relationship with God.To do this properly means going somewhere outside your normal routine whilst focusing yourself on God. Historically the church developed spiritual practices (exercises) to help for these times.We are going to go out - hopefully to the Botanic Gardens - where we will spent the day together doing some of those exercises with the aim of refre...
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Can you go 30 days without buying clothes? A Challenge from Granton Goes Greener

SECOND HAND SEPTEMBER Every week 11 million items of clothing end up in landfill. Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure on our planet and its people - it’s unsustainable. Now there's something you can do to help. Granton Goes Greener is encouraging everyone to join Second Hand September and pledge to say no to new clothes for 30 days.     Promoted by Oxfam and backed by Granton Goes Greener
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The Swap Shop is now Share ‘n’ Wear

August sees a new name for the Granton Goes Greener Swap Shop. The new name, Share 'n' Wear, makes it clearer that you don't have to bring something in to swap - you can just take clothes for free to recycle and give a new home to. Our strapline of "reduce | recycle | relove" focuses on our three key objectives: to reduce waste, to recycle as much as possible, and to show love and compassion to those around us. Anna, our Community Engagement Officer, says "we have been getting lots of c...
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Perceptions of the local environment & their impact on wellbeing for residents of Granton

A Geography student from the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow is undertaking research for her dissertation. The study, being conducted Stephanie Fraser, aims to examine the association between residents’ perceptions of their local environment and wellbeing in Granton.Residents in Granton, Pilton, West Pilton and Muirhouse can complete the survey and you must be over the age of 18. COMPLETE THE SURVEY ONLINE HERE There are also paper copie...
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