Clothing Swap Shop and Volunteering

Juliet Wilson, our Climate Change Officer, writes: I just want to say a few things about the clothing swap shop. Through the swap shop, we want to encourage everyone to think about sourcing clothing second hand. This is something I believe in myself, all my clothes are second hand (except for underwear!). Wearing second hand clothing means you can put together your own look rather than being a slave to fashion. It also greatly helps to reduce waste. We seem to receive a lot of new clo...
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We’re set to save 2.8 tonnes of CO2 every year!!

Reducing the carbon footprint of the church building You will have noticed that new lighting has been fitted throughout the church buildings. The new lights are not only brighter but more environmentally friendly. These new lights will save 6,133kWh of electricity a year, which is equivalent to 2.8 tonnes of CO2 per year. This makes a significant contribution to reducing the carbon footprint of the church building. The church building will also be fitted with new windows which will save 1...
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Local Projects working on Climate Change and other environmental Issues

This week's update from Granton Goes Greener Granton Goes Greener isn’t the only local organisation working around the issue of climate change. Here are some others: Muirhouse Community Shed officially opens on Monday 20th August at 10:00. The Shed, a Climate Challenge Fund project, is based at the old Co-op building on Pennywell Road and managed by North Edinburgh Arts. The project aims to recycle, reuse and upcycle as much wood and furniture as possible, and to inform and upskill people in...
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Travel Habits

Thanks to everyone who filled in the wee questionnaire about your travel habits, that will help us enormously when reporting back to our funders at the Climate Challenge Fund. Walking and cycling instead of driving or using public transport are great ways to reduce your carbon footprint and thus help reduce the impact of climate change. Walking and cycling are also much cheaper than driving or using public transport so can help you save money! One of the aims of Granton Goes Greener...
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Update on Swap Shop

The swap shop is now open regularly between 4-5pm on Mondays, 4.30 and 6pm on Tuesdays and 12-1pm on Fridays. People have already started coming along at those times to browse the clothes, donate clothes and to pick up free bread and cakes (donated by Baynes Bakery). The bread and cakes are unsold surplus from two local branches of Baynes but are still perfectly edible and in fact taste as good as they would if you bought them fresh from the shop. The Tuesday evening session of the swap shop...
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TOP TIPS FOR REDUCING FOOD WASTE

4 TOP TIPS FOR REDCUCING FOOD WASTE By cutting down on food waste you can help reduce your carbon footprint and help the fight against climate change while saving money too! MAKE A LIST Make a shopping list to avoid buying things you don’t need USE LEFTOVERS Use left overs in your cooking DON'T BOGOF Don’t be tempted by Buy One Get One Free offers unless you will use it all up! LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE The Love Food Hate Waste website (www.lovefoodhatewaste.com) is a great resource, includi...
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Free Bread!

We’re very grateful to Baynes Bakery for weekly donations of bread and other baked goods that haven’t sold in their shops but are still perfectly edible. These items are now available during the Clothing Swap Shop which is open in the West Hall on Fridays between 12 and 1pm. We’re still looking for volunteers to staff the swap shop on Mondays and Fridays (we already have enough volunteers for the Tuesdays). You will need to help sort clothes, make sure the rails are stocked, weigh dona...
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TOP TIPS FOR REDUCING CLOTHES WASTE

4 TOP TIPS FOR REDCUCING CLOTHES WASTE OLD IS GOOD Don’t forget the old items hanging in the back of your wardrobe! If they still fit, wear them more often, if they no longer fit, donate them to the Swap Shop! REPAIR BEFORE REPLACE Repair your clothes – either take them to a local tailor or learn the sewing skills yourself! REFASHION IS THE NEW NEW! Refashion your clothes – this is more ambitious but you could make an old item of clothing into something that looks fresh and new! RECYCLE ...
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Clothing Swap Shop

After the successful launch of Granton Goes Greener on Saturday 30 June we are delighted to announce that the Clothing Swap Shop will now be staffed by volunteers at the following times: 4-5pm, Mondays 4-30 – 6pm Tuesdays (during the Community Meal) 12 – 1pm Fridays These are the times when people will be around to collect your donations and help you choose your next favourite outfit. The clothes rails are available to browse in the West Hall any time that the church building is open. We ...
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