Sunday 22nd May 2016
Up-Cycling Workshop All Welcome
Whiting Bay Hall 11 am – 3.30 pm
Tea & Coffee provided, please bring a packed lunch
Join us for an informal up-cycling day with Eco Savvy
This is a new style skill sharing event, we have many unwanted items in Eco Savvy which we think would be very saleable after an up-cycle.We have members with an amazing variety of skills who are happy to share them.
We have members who would love to try out some new skills but don’t know how to begin.
We have a huge variety of items to up-cycle and everything we could ever need to up-cycle them..
Painting, repairing and re designing unwanted items, Jewellery making, Decopage, Spinning, Card making, Felting, get creative with fabrics & wool and general up-cycling ideas to have fun with.
Whiting Bay Primary Eco Group were some of the first visitors to Eco Savvy’s event, they are a very well informed group of children and spent the time with Eco discussing the importance of
buying only the food you need
cooking the right size of portions
how to use food which could end up being wasted
Wasting this food costs the average Scottish household £460 a year: that’s around
£38 a month
The group all considered the money wasted and have lots of ideas of how to spend that amount of money .
Their households will most certainly not be wasting food!
Pupils are seen leaving with recipe ideas and some very useful portion control measures.
More facts about food waste can be seen
Eco Savvy would like to thank you all those who came along and supported this event and special thanks to Bay Kitchen and Stores for such a lovely venue.
Wednesday 11th May
“Love Food Hate Waste” event Bay Kitchen & Stores, Whiting Bay
Eco Savvy & N.A.C. will be in the store from 10.30 am. – 1.30 pm
Call in and share our recipes & tips and try our tasty banana loaf
Support Food Waste Reduction on Arran
The event will be followed by a volunteer get together in COAST all welcome.
Thursday 24th March Co-Op Brodick
Eco Savvy & N.A.C. will be in the store for a
“Love Food Hate Waste” event
Lynn from NAC is bringing simple quiz style things for you to do and lots of freebies to help you save on food waste.
Eco Savvy has compiled a small questionnaire which links Love Food Hate Waste with Zero Waste Arran week in September
We have a tasty snack for you to try and we will be handing out recipes & tips.
Please come along and show your support.
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE Public Meeting
Brodick Hall 1.30pm Saturday 27
th February Eco Savvy charity will be presenting our ideas for an exciting new Arran community project.
Arran Eco Park & Centre
for Leisure, Learning, Health & Recreation
supported by a CHP renewable energy project
An all ability Centre for the benefit of the Arran community & visitors.
A place where new technology & sustainable lifestyles can be embraced.
We need to be sure of community support to proceed and we invite you to come along to our public meeting where we will deliver a presentation of our ideas, hold a questions and answers session followed by an opportunity for you to contribute your own ideas and assist with a brief survey.
This would be a very important project for Arran with huge community benefit, so please come along and show your support or just come, find out more and ask questions.
Thursday 11th – Friday 12th – Saturday 13th February 50% off many items
Positive pictures film our zero waste challenge using unwanted videos. The coating on the tapes make them unsuitable for recycling. Separating the components gives an opportunity to re purpose and re-cycle.
Eco Savvy is supporting the Whiting Bay Coastal Erosion prevention Marram Grass trial.
We are asking all residents to join in growing marram grass seeds for a mass planting autumn 2016
This is just a trial, but coast line observations from other villages suggest that marram grass is very effective at strengthening the coast line
What to do
Cut your milk bottles in half with scissors
Make a drainage hole in the base
Put 1 – 3 stones into the container to add weight
Fill with soil (not compost)
Plant in 3 or 4 seeds of Marram Grass
Allow the seeds to germinate and grow until root bound. (July-August)
Remove the Plastic Milk container and either , reuse or recycle
These plugs will then be inserted along the shoreline
Marram Grass seeds.
This trial is instigated by members of
Whiting Bay & Districts Improvements Association
supported by Arran Eco Savvy
You can collect your own seeds or Please ask for seeds at Eco Savvy
An Eco Savvy Zero Waste Solution
Outdated Technology is very difficult to sell.
Solutions need to be found for recycling items like cassette recordings and videos
These items cannot be recycled due to a coating on the tape.
ECO SAVVY HAS A ZERO WASTE SOLUTION
Remove the Video or Cassette from the plastic case
This plastic case can be put into your Blue Bin
The cassette or video must go in the Black Bin
But you can do much more with the cases
Turn the paper sleeve and add a favourite photograph
Add a picture or leave it clear
You can now use this case for many things.
We chose to use an old calendar with great results
Send your suggestions for Video cases ideas to
NOW TO CONVERT THE CASSETTE to ZERO WASTE
Take a tiny screwdriver
Undo the screws and separate the cassettes
Now separate the components
You will have
2 outer black plastic cases
2 plastic spools and tape
White and silver risers
We threaded the risers onto a bootlace and made a stylish necklace for our mannequin
What would you do?
What can we do with the outer cases?
We can now recycle them
Now to find a use for the tape & spools
We created an art project using the tapes.
We also knitted some tape.
TRY KNITTING SOME TAPE, IT’S FUN
Next we had some fun up-cycling an outfit for our mannequin.
The mannequin’s jacket is embellished with knitted video tape , the skirt and sleeves are made using vintage chair backs.
Please note Video Tape is highly flammable
Keep away from naked flames.
The best use for knitted tape would be decorative use and for outside use, like a bag.
Did you know If each adult on Arran had just one unwanted video & put it in the black bin, the result would be:
1 ton of waste going to land fill.
That would be 3,333 videos!
Eco Savvy can’t deal with them all!
So please try this simple zero waste challenge
even if you send the tape only to landfill, you will have made a substantial difference.
Woollen woods video from Voluntary Arts Scotland
Eco Savvy enjoyed being one of the many Arran groups participating in and putting an Eco Savvy slant to Woollen Woods
Our community shop was a great place to collect unwanted items but very useful for this project.
We used old jumpers and felted them in hot washes
We collected masses of of unwanted knitting needles and wool.
We held skill sharing work shops
Collectible dolls for sale
a very kind lady donated a stunning collection of these collectible dolls, we recently featured them in a window display
we are now looking to sell the dolls as individuals or a collection, come over to the community shop to see.
The winning entry
from Sherie Walker, Lamlash, Isle of Arran
“NOBODY LOVE ME”
the demise of the black bin? we hope so.
Competition opens Monday 17th August 2015
Up-Cycle your bag for life for
“Zero Waste Arran” We are looking for original ideas and design
Competition Details Open to all Arran Residents
Under 16’s over 10
Entrant Fee £2 this includes your bag cost. Collect your entry form and plain cotton “bag for life” from the Eco Savvy community shop in Whiting Bay
Up-Cycle your bag for life for “Zero Waste Arran”
Create original design, using any medium.
Fill in your entry form
Pin the form to the top inside of your bag using a safety pin
Bring to Whiting Bay Hall for “The Big Feast” 12th September
or Hand into Eco Savvy shop between 7th -11th September Judging takes place at “The Big Feast” at 4pm
A Prizes for each category
Entrants can collect their bags following the prize giving or from Eco Savvy from Monday 14th September
Here are some we up -cycled earlier! but not for a competition.