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enews 06/07/20: Film Club – David Attenborough

Tomorrow we’re very happy to be showing a fantastic hour long documentary from (everyone’s favourite) David Attenborough.

Also, delighted to announce that this week we will be running the Savvy Film Club in collaboration with our friends at Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC)

  1. Savvy Film Club (online & FREE!)
  2. Some comments from the Film Club discussion
  3. Win a water butt!
  4. Local food hamper – winner announced!
  5. Support information during coronavirus lockdown

Savvy Film Club (online & FREE!):

This Tuesday we will be screening Climate Change – The Facts which is a very informative and interesting hour long documentary. David Attenborough does a fantastic job explaining a bit of the science around climate change and looking at some of the effects around the world.

After the film we will have our usual informal discussion online which everyone is encouraged to join. Hopefully we will have some interesting chat with some Arran folks and Edinburgh folks!

About the documentary:

David Attenborough takes a stark look at the facts surrounding Climate Change in today’s world, detailing the dangers we are already having to deal with and future threats, but also the possibilities for potential solutions to this global threat and the radical political, social and cultural changes needed.

Interviews with some of the world’s leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires. They also reveal what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for both human populations and the natural world in the future.

Prior to the screening we will send you a link to enable you to watch the film for free, along with simple instructions about how to view and how to take part in the online chat.

After the film there will be an opportunity to have a discussion within the comments on the facebook event page. If you would like to watch this film with us could you please let us know by:

We will then be in touch on TUESDAY (tomorrow) with instructions of how to watch the film for free. We really hope that you will join us to watch the film and especially to join in with the discussion afterwards 🙂


Some comments from the Film Club discussion:

We had some very interesting chat following last week’s film, Local Food Roots.

There was discussions on encouraging the return of farmers’ markets to Arran, the use of public sector procurement committing to purchasing from local food supply chains, children being taught growing at school, specific growing issues like weather, land access and soil types, food distribution and even debate about how bad (or good!) hospital meals are!


Win a water butt!:

I can win a WATER BUTT, you say?

We are delighted to be working with Scottish Water and Home Energy Scotland to help those who stay on Arran save water, energy, and money. If everyone on the island made small changes to reduce their water use by just 5%, then together we could save around 13 million litres of water per year. This volume would be able to supply a few Arran villages with water for an entire year!

To help you save water, we are running a monthly competition over the summer to win a 100 litres capacity water butt, enough for you to water your garden throughout the year! This months competition ends at midnight, July 27th. The winner will be picked at random at the end of the month (T&Cs apply – see the link below for more information).

You can also request a free pack containing water-saving devices now by calling Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282. For more information about the devices and the activities we are running this summer, www.scottishwater.com/savewaterarran.

Click here for more info on how to win a water butt!

Click here to read more about the Eco Savvy & Scottish Water campaign to save water on Arran.


Local food hamper – winner announced!:

!!! WE HAVE A WINNER !!! 

We held an electronic draw and are delighted to congratulate Lucy Wallace on winning our Local food hamper giveaway!

Thanks for all who entered and for all the local love  Let’s keep up the support for all of our wonderful local food businesses! Thank you to all the fantastic producers for providing the goods!

You can learn more about our other wonderful island producers here!

Here is Lucy’s tweet about her win!