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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
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
The event will be followed by a volunteer get together in COAST all welcome.
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
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
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
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
The cassette or video must go in the Black Bin
You will have
We threaded the risers onto a bootlace and made a stylish necklace for our mannequin
Now to find a use for the tape & spools
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
even if you send the tape only to landfill, you will have made a substantial difference.
Highlights from 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