A New Message from Eco Savvy
Arran Eco Savvy is delighted to welcome Judith King.
Judith is Eco Savvy’s Reuse Micro-hubs project manager.
Micro-hub managers have now been employed as part time managers for our villages.
Eco-Savvy’s new project is Arran Eco Savvy Reuse Micro-hubs, which aims to create an island wide network of reuse and up-cycling sites which will encourage local communities to come together to tackle waste and build a more sustainable future.
These micro-hubs will be focal points for waste reduction – promoting up-cycling though skills sharing, reuse through swap shops and delivering educational events. Each hub will be located in an existing community space and by collaborating with established Arran groups the aim is that no one on Arran will ever be more than four miles from an Eco Savvy Hub.
This is a big project and a great challenge for everyone on Arran to make it a huge success.
This project is funded through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund and the European Regional Development Fund.
Saturday 21st August marked our first Kildonan Hub event! From upcycled Tshirt bags to our first sale of all the donations we have been recieving the event was very much enjoyed by those who came. This was an exciting start for many more hub events and hub open days in Kildonan!
Our Kilmory hub has had a huge amount of success since launching in June. Regular hub openings have been established so come visit us at Kilmory Hall:
We also had our Fun with Fabrics workshop, which was a very busy day for us as Kilmory Primary School came to join in. They learned the lifetime skill of stitching and sewing on a button, creating these wonderful and eclectic bunch of ecos!
We are still looking to recruiting for a Hub Manager to take on Blackwaterfoot. If you are interested please send your CV or an email through to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a call to chat through the role and requirements in some more detail.
With a successful launch in July and lots of interest from the lovely people of Pirnmill we have established a regular hub opening EVERY Monday 4pm-7pm.
Lochranza hub space at the field centre is not quite ready yet but that’s not stopping us from using the hall for workshops.
CORRIE ECO HUB OPENDAY: Saturday 30th of September – more details coming soon – Our Corrie Hub members will know that our Corrie hub has been open every Monday, however this is changing to every other THURSDAY 10:30-12pm starting from 7th September.
Eco Savvy will be present NEXT THURSDAY in Brodick Church Hall 10:30am-12pm.
We will have lovely items for sale, arts and crafts activites, and refreshments! Don’t miss out! Updates on the our OFFICIAL HUB LAUNCH will be coming soon.
After launching two weeks ago, our Lamlash hub at the Church Hall will be open every Monday of September 1-4pm!
We will be a part of the mini market there so there’s lot’s that our Lamlash members shouldn’t miss out on. Updates on our Lamlash September workshop will be coming soon.