Free Bike Repair Session – Thursday 30th January

Granton Goes Greener is hosting another Free Bike Check session on 30th January from 4pm - 6pm. Free Bike Repairing Session on 30/01 in West Hall between 4-6 PM. No registration required. We will also have local police officers helping to register/ record any bicycle. It is quite important to register bikes as in case of having it stolen and retrieved by the police - it is the easiest way of tracking the owner.
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A big Green Thank You

It's been a great year for our climate change project "Granton Goes Greener", with our recycling targets exceeded and the number of visitors and volunteers growing. We'd like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped in this success story during 2019 - visitors to the Share 'n' Wear, volunteers, drivers, fundraisers and administrators - all under the superb leadership of Anna, our Community Engagement Officer. The Share 'n' Wear will be closed over the Christmas and New Year weeks,...
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Granton Goes Greener – update in numbers

GRANTON GOES GREENERTHE PROJECT IN NUMBERSOctober to November 2019 10 kG Total weight of clothes donated to the Swap ShopUp on last period 1 kG Total weight of clothes that we have reused - that's almost the whole of last year's target in just 3 months!Up on last period 20 Number of women using our sanitary products 1 kG Total weight of bread saved from landfill and used Up on last perio...
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Dignity Boxes now available in the church

As you may have noticed we have a new shelf in disabled toilet with some toiletries and a Dignity Boxes poster. What are they? The aim of the Dignity Box is to promote in a small way, self-worth and dignity by allowing those in need to take what they cannot afford or get access to without having to ask or thank anyone. We are hoping that people in need would use them as we do with free sanitary products. We are not sharing this widely as boxes and products are for those who cannot afford ...
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Granton Goes Greener – update in numbers

GRANTON GOES GREENERTHE PROJECT IN NUMBERSAugust to September 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! 20 Number of women using our sanitary products 1 kG Total weight of bread saved from landfill and used  0 New volunteers - ...
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Thursday afternoon relief drivers needed for bread pickups

Our Share 'n' Wear project, run by Granton Goes Greener, goes from strength to strength. One of the most popular services is the bread rescue - between April and June this year we saved nearly 90kg of bread from going to landfill, by making it available to people in our community. Granton Goes Greener; update in numbers Dan picks up nearly every Thursday afternoon, but can't always do so, so we are looking for people to help out occasionally. can you drive and have access to a ca...
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Granton Goes Greener – Re-usable Sanitary products session

Anyone interested in #ReusableSanitaryProducts? Anna, our Community Engagement Officer, says "Why not to come to a session run by Rachel from #FareShare at #GrantonChurch on Friday 11th October between 10-11 and find out more what is on offer?" All participants will get free products of their choice at the end of the session.
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Family Fun Day celebrating Sustainable Communities

This Saturday - 21st September - is our FAMILY FUN DAY celebrating SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES ☀️☀️☀️at the church. Join us on Saturday-21/09 between 12-3 PM for FREE environmental family workshops, face painting, FREE bike repairing session🚲🚲🚲 and many others. We still have stalls available for table top sale (5£/table).
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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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