Arran Recipe Book Crowdfunder

The Crowdfunder for the Arran Home Recipe Book is Live! The Arran Home Recipe Book features over 100 recipes with focus on local produce, including Scottish classics and international favourites. The crowdfunder is now live! You can pre-order a copy for £14 from here Recipes are supplied by cookbook author Nick Paul as well as …

Community food access survey

Arran Eco Savvy is working with North Ayrshire Council to look at access to affordable and healthy food. We have created a survey to better understand what barriers people are currently facing in accessing affordable, healthy food. This information will be used to inform a strategy to provide support to people in our community. Please …

The Arran rECHARGE! Network

Alongside their growing fleet of eBikes (available for Arran residents to loan – see here for more info), Arran Eco Savvy have organised a new eBike Recharge scheme. Here is some more information about the initiative:  Everyone on Arran understands the challenges of cycling our beautiful yet demanding terrain; with the advent of eBikes, the …

Awards evening completes Eco Savvy’s Sustainable Island Life project

On the evening of 25th March, the Eco Savvy Sustainable Island Life Awards celebrated people involved in two years of Arran community climate action. The Sustainable Island Life project run by Arran Eco Savvy completes activities on 31st March 2021 after being supported by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) for the last two years. …

Arran’s first online farmers market

Arran Eco Savvy and Arran ‘s Food Journey are excited to support the first online farmers market on Saturday 6th March! The market will showcase some of the islands fantastic producers providing an opportunity to learn more about these businesses and their wonderful products! Eco Savvy say, “Next Saturday 6th March we have teamed up …

Savvy Film Club – The Troublemaker

On Tuesday 9th March at 7pm Eco Savvy will be holding an online film screening of The Troublemaker. The film will be followed by a Q&A session on Zoom with the film’s Director and a representative from Extinction Rebellion (XR). The film (57 mins) follows Extinction Rebellion co-founder, Roger Hallam, who explains his beginnings as …

Greenpeace Glasgow and Arran Eco Savvy team up for sustainable travel

Greenpeace Glasgow and Arran Eco Savvy team up to show love for sustainable travel on Valentine’s day Reprinted from Eco Savvy’s website  On Sunday 14th February, locals on Arran twinned with Greenpeace Glasgow to show love for sustainable travel, a critically important area in reducing pollution and meeting carbon targets to mitigate the climate crisis. …

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 …