Big Swap Shop Event – this Saturday 25th May – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Anna and her team are opening up the Swap Shop this Saturday from 10 - 3 in the West Hall. We're hoping to get lots of folk along who perhaps can't make the weekday sessions. We are still short of a few volunteers to help out so if you can spare even an hour on Saturday please let Anna know. anna@grantongoesgreener.org.uk or telephone 07965941177
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Family Fun Day with Granton Goes Greener – Saturday 8th June

Our Climate Challenge Project, Granton Goes Greener, is running a Fund Day on 8th June in the Church grounds. We will have our partners PCHP, Granton Gardeners, Communities for Conservation at ELREC and "Be United". We'll be outside if the weather permits - or the main church in case of bad weather. The West Hall will be used for baby and toddler session between 10:30-11:30, then for a yoga class between 12-1PM and finally a dancing workshop between 1:30-2PM Anna, our Community Engagement ...
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Edinburgh Climate Festival at The Meadows this summer

This summer, Climate Challenge Fund community organizations will host the Edinburgh Climate Festival on Saturday July 6th, 2019 from 12 noon – 9pm in the Meadows. volunteer This is a free, family event that aims to raise climate change awareness and to increase public knowledge on how to live more sustainably and ultimately to inspire and empower the public to take action on the current climate crisis. It is also an entirely plastic free event! The Climate Festival is an incredible platform...
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Can you volunteer to help at the Climate Change Festival in Meadows on the 6th July.

The church will be running a 'pop-up Swap Shop' at this event and we are looking for a driver or two to help transport rails and clothes to the event in The Meadows. If you can help out - even just one way - please have a word with Anna, Norman or Chas. more about the Climate Festival      
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THIS THURSDAY – Time to have your bike checked for spring-time – Thursday 28th Feb

THURSDAY 28TH FEBRUARY - 4.30pm - 6pm If you want to repair your bicycle or just have it checked, turn up on the day. No booking is required, we will have a specialist from Dr Bike doing a drop in. It will be a great opportunity to have your bike checked out in preparation for the lovely spring days ahead!
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Spring Eco-Fayre – Saturday 9th March in the church

Come along to our family-oriented Eco Fayre on Saturday 9th March from 10am - 1pm at Granton Parish Church. With the FREE ENTRY you will get: crafters selling up-cycled art and craft, jewellery, bags etc environmental and eco-friendly projects doing different workshops information about energy saving, recycling and up-cycling free refreshments
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Granton Goes Greener – February’s update in numbers

GRANTON GOES GREENER THE PROJECT IN NUMBERS 1000 kG Total weight of clothes donated to the Swap Shop during November and Decemember 1 kG Total weight of clothes that we have reused - including 20 kg taken to orphanage in Uganda, 111 kg to Botswana and 59 kg to Gambia 1 kG Total weight of clothes recycled and dropped at council recycling site. 1 kG Total weight of Rescued Bread that we have redistributed 1 kG Of all the bread that we have rescued, only 4kG has ha...
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Granton Goes Greener – in Numbers

GRANTON GOES GREENER THE PROJECT IN NUMBERS 1000 kG Total weight of clothes donated to the Swap Shop during November and Decemember 1 kG Total weight of clothes that we have reused - including 20 kg taken to orphanage in Uganda, 111 kg to Botswana and 59 kg to Gambia 1 kG Total weight of clothes recycled and dropped at council recycling site. 1 kG Total weight of Rescued Bread that we have redistributed 1 kG Of all the bread that we have rescued, only 4kG has ha...
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Fancy cycling but don’t have a bike?

How about that New Year's Resolution to get fitter and look after the environment? If you'd like to cycle but don't have a bike there are some great options for you. We have a few bikes available in the church - some free and some at a small cost. There is also a recycling project near us in North of Edinburgh with a lot of FREE ladies' and children's bicycles. To se them and grab one for yourself, friends or family, just get in touch with Derek Nicol - hsc.brakethecycle@edinburgh.gov....
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The BIG SWAP success

We had more than 50 people attending the swap on the day (4th January), quite a few from different areas like Leith Walk, Old Town, Gorgie or Meadowbank. We had some students as well as staff from other eco projects. Our publicity is working well, and the living posters in the Forrest Cafe at Tollcross, along with promotion by ELREC has helped to get us more young people and students from outside our area. On the day we received donations of 83.5kg of clothes - and a children's bicycle. We sa...
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