News from Eco Savvy

Despite the current lockdown the team at Eco Savvy are still keeping busy. They have just received four new eBikes for keyworkers on Arran and have organised a brilliant programme of online events for the coming weeks to help keep us connected with all things eco! eBike fleet expansion! 2021’s savvy travel quest has had …

Bikes Vs Cars

A blog by Andrew Binnie, Cycling and eBike Coordinator at Eco Savvy, posted on 18th December on the Eco Savvy website Last week a mixed bunch of 56 cyclists and car drivers from Arran and Glasgow watched Bikes vs Cars (2015) directed by Fredrik Gertten on Vimeo. The film was jointly hosted by Arran Eco …

Eco Savvy News and an Eco Advent Calendar

In case you haven’t seen the latest Eco Savvy newsletters, here are some of the recent Savvy happenings…To start off, here is an Eco Advent Calendar for December. This year we have put together an eco advent calendar with lots of ideas for a more environmentally friendly Christmas, some of which should save you some …

Arran’s renewable future takes a step forward

Some great news came in for Arran Eco Savvy, and for the development of renewable energy on Arran last week – the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) will fund Eco Savvy to progress a Solar PV project on the Auchrannie sports hall roof through their Enablement grant and Capital grant awards scheme. …

Intersectional Environmentalism – what’s that?

A blog on Intersectional Environmentalism by Ruth McLaren, Project Coordinator at Eco Savvy You may have seen this term on the news or social media recently as it is a relatively new phrase that has come out of the Black Lives Matter movement and focuses on the way that the climate emergency and different marginalised …

News from Eco Savvy

Here is a round up of the latest news from Arran Eco Savvy: Savvy Film Club This week: Eco Savvy are trialling a new Savvy Film Club format as they realised there might be a small scheduling clash with the Great British Bake Off. Therefore, this week’s film, Public Trust, is available to watch online …

The Eco Savvy shop reopens

Eco Savvy were thrilled to reopen their Community Shop in Whiting Bay a couple of weeks ago. Since then they’ve been incredibly busy welcoming new, and regular, customers into their shop. Opening hours are Thurs – Sat, 10:30am – 4:30pm. Please note that they close each day for half an hour, between 1pm and 1:30pm …

News from a Scottish Water apprentice on Arran

On Arran, I’m a Modern Apprentice with Many Hats – says Ian McAdam Multi-tasking is the number one skill when it comes to being a member of the water operations team on Arran. I’m a multi-functional Modern Apprentice with Scottish Water and I’ve been working on the island for about five months now. I had …

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 …

Eco learning with Eco Savvy

Eco Savvy are in the process of expanding access to eco learning by developing short modules and worksheets http://arranecosavvy.org.uk/eco-learning/  for children and young people to do at home. The aim is to provide a tool for learning about issues that affect the environment and to help start conversations on a range of topics around climate …