Milestones for Sustainable Island Life

Milestones for Sustainable Island Life Arran residents have supported Eco Savvy’s Sustainable Island Life Project with some exciting milestones being reached! Travel & Transport Eco Savvy currently has 10 ebikes in use with Arran organisations for their Arran Eco Ebike Challenge – a scheme where Arran businesses can borrow ebikes for their staff to use …

Eco Savvy events in November

Eco Savvy events in November Sustainable Arran Sustainable Arran Idea Generator, Ormidale Pavilion, 11th November 5pm What if we were isolated from the mainland? How could we cope with an extreme weather event? Or an influx of extra terrestrial tourists? … with 10 million pounds to spend…. you have a role to play, what would …

The Big Climate Conversation

By Ruth McLaren, project coordinator at Eco Savvy, with some additional notes from one of the participants Elsa Rodeck. For Ruth’s full report go to the full write up. On Thursday 19th September Eco Savvy held a Big Climate Conversation in Brodick. This event was held on behalf of the Scottish Government in order to …

Day at the Dump with Eco Savvy

In this piece, project coordinator at Eco Savvy, Ruth, tells us all about what actually goes on at the Household Waste Recycling Centre and waste transfer station in Brodick, Arran. Last Wednesday saw a lucky group of us attend the Eco Savvy “Day @ the Dump” info tour around the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) …

Eco Savvy travel and transport event

A message from Emma Tracey, one of Eco Savvy’s new sustainable transport coordinators We are really excited about our upcoming event Arran in 10 Years – Travel + Transport, which will take place on Tuesday the 1st of October at Brodick Hall. Eco Savvy will be hosting the public consultation designed to challenge the public …

News from the Eco Savvy Food Programme

Jess Wallace, sustainable food coordinator at Eco Savvy, updates us on the latest events to take place on the new Food Programme. It’s been an exciting start to the Eco Savvy Food Programme! A few weeks back we had our ‘Fermentation station’ workshop. This was a well attended evening where participants learnt the basics of …

Eco Savvy Energy Challenge Awards

By Alice Maxwell Eco Savvy hosted a wonderful evening at the Little Rock in Brodick on 28th March to present their Energy Challenge Awards and talk about their successes over the past year. The evening began with a short video of the Swedish activist, 16 year old Greta Thunberg, giving a moving and urgent talk …

Arran, the Solar Island

A Report from Eco Savvy Sunlight is free, and many Arran households are implementing solar PV to capture this free resource, cut electricity costs and minimise fossil fuel dependence to benefit our environment. Eco Savvy is excited to report that out of the 25 households we are helping along in Solar PV projects, 4 installs …

Looking towards a circular economy for Arran – Eco Savvy news

Eco Savvy and Visit Arran, together with Strathclyde University and analytics business Topolytics, have been successful in acquiring funding from Interface to model food waste streams on Arran. The project aims to help understand how, where and when food waste is generated and disposed of, and if it can contribute to a sustainable circular economy …