Eco Savvy events and ARG news

Eco Savvy Events in September and an update on the ARG recovery draft plan

On Tuesday 8th September from 6 – 8 pm there is a Black Lives & Climate Justice Workshop –

The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) are holding this interactive workshop and therefore we will be taking a break from our usual Tuesday night Savvy Film Club. Join Sir Geoff Palmer, Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot Watt University and human rights activist, to reflect on how structural racism impacts not just people of colour but also all of us in a country dominated by a continuing colonialism.

The workshop is free (optional donation) but ticketed and therefore we strongly recommend registering in advance in order to reserve your spot.

Thursday, 10 September 2020 from 19:30-20:30 – Arran Water Workshop

This is an online event and you can get tickets here

Join us for an informative online workshop, hosted by Home Energy Scotland and Arran Eco Savvy, where you can learn lots of great water-saving tips and advice.

Our event is completely FREE to join, simply click on the link to register for your place(s).
We’ll also be talking about the free water-saving devices you can order for your Arran home and the big difference that these can make.

This event is for people who live on Arran, please share with your friends and family too.

The Arran Recovery and Beyond Draft Plan

Eco Savvy has been involved in the Arran Recovery Group’s (ARG) work, developing Arran’s Recovery and Beyond draft plan

It is open to amendments and Eco Savvy are urging us to read the plan and give feedback through a survey which you can access here

As one respondent to the community survey in June, quoted in this draft plan says:
I think and hope that this unusual break in normal activities will allow more people to assess how important and vital our environment is. Arran is very fortunate to be building a respected reputation UK and worldwide as an island that really values both its terrestrial and marine environments. It already has projects that work tirelessly to balance our human needs sustainably with our environment. We could be at the forefront of visitor environmental educational tourism, done in a sustainable way.


Responding to this draft plan and giving feedback is really important if we want to help shape the island’s future in sustainable ways in the opening of opportunity that the Covid-19 pandemic has given us. While there are suggested plans in the document for a range of environmental actions, if we are to see fundamental changes to elements of the economy such as investing significantly in green tourism we will need to add our voices to the many shaping this recovery plan. ER.