What a team! GGG Volunteers get together

The Granton Goes Greener project goes from strength to strength, and the team of volunteers is growing. The volunteers met last week to mark an important milestone in the project - the renaming of the swap shop as SHARE 'n' WEAR'. Over tea and cake, the volunteers had a chance to get to know each other without having to look after the clothes. Norman Smith, minister, told the group "we simply couldn't do this work without you, the volunteers. We really feel that we are doing something ...
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Share ‘n’ Wear on the road with Granton Goes Greener

Our Share 'n' Wear shop is on the road! On Saturday 12th October we'll be setting up at the Communities for Conservation event at the Drill Hall (Out of the Blue). Anna, our Community Engagement Officer, says "All these swaps run by Communities for Conservation are very busy and attract people from all over Edinburgh, lots of students, refugees and people interested in environmental aspects of recycling, so we thought it would be nice to join them and promote both Granton Goes Greener and...
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Family Fun Day – Saturday 21st September

We are holding a Family Fun Day on Saturday 21st September and are looking for folk to get involved in helping. The event will run from 12 noon - 3pm and we are looking for help with tombola, face painting, teas and coffees. Anna, our Community Engagement Officer, says "the Family Fun Day will be similar to the one we had few months ago at the church, and if anyone is free to help on the day or a day before with the set-up, do let me know". Look out for more details soon.
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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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Granton Goes Greener – update in numbers

GRANTON GOES GREENER THE PROJECT IN NUMBERS April to July 2019 10 kG Total weight of clothes donated to the Swap Shop 1 kG Total weight of clothes that we have reused - that's almost the whole of last year's target in just 3 months! 1 kG Total weight of clothes recycled and dropped at council recycling site. 1 kG Total weight of bread saved from landfill and used  between 31/3 and1/7
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Granton Goes Greener – more openings, other projects and sewing help

Swap Shop new opening day Having the Swap Shop open on days during the week (Wednesday: 3-4:30PM, Thursday: 4:30-6PM and Friday: 12-1PM) we will now be opening on every first Sunday of the month, just after the church service. We are hoping to make a stronger bond between the church and community and may have some swap shop users attending coffee at the church or even Sunday service. Help us to spread a word. We will be starting on the first Sunday of August-04/08 and then every first Sun...
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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 Our Climate Challenge Project is taking part in the Climate Change Festival in Meadows in July. Along with many other CCF sponsored and like-minded projects in Edinburgh, we'll be at the event on 6th July from...
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