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 …

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 …