Covid volunteers cycle 1000 miles!

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Arran’s community volunteers and health workers have cycled an impressive 1000 miles since the start of the lockdown. Riding their Eco Savvy e-bikes they have been commuting to work, delivering prescriptions and helping Arran increase its supply of locally grown vegetables. The e-bikes while still fulfilling their original objective to reduce car miles on the island […]

enews 18/05/20: World Bee Week Film

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This Wednesday is World Bee Day so we will be showing a brand new bee documentary tomorrow for the Savvy Film Club. This film has not even been properly released yet so we feel very excited to be able to screen this for you all! We have also discovered that Arran has a very active […]

Food & Growing

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The food strand of the Sustainable Island Life project delivers two core project activities: The Eco Savvy Food Share: a surplus food redistribution initiative in conjunction with the island’s main supermarket The Savvy Food programme Find out more about the Food Share on this page and click here to join the Savvy Food Forum on facebook for more regular updates […]

Work Experience Opportunity

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Are you interested in a career in the charity sector? Would you like to gain work experience for your CV or to build your skills? Do you wish to spend some time learning about climate change issues and/or helping the environment? Arran Eco Savvy have some fantastic work experience opportunities which can be tailored to […]

Energy Advice

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The energy you use in your home is one of the biggest contributors to your personal carbon footprint. The BBC reported that nearly two thirds of UK homes fail to meet long-term energy efficiency targets. Here at Eco Savvy, we have been working hard for the last two years to help Arran residents improve the energy efficiency […]

Carbon Literacy Training

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As Arran’s environmental charity we are very pleased to now be able to offer carbon literacy training to schools, organisations and individuals. What is “carbon literacy”?  When people are carbon literate they have the knowledge and motivation to make positive changes to their lives in order to address climate change. Why is carbon literacy important?    […]

Get Growing Workshop

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This event was hosted by the Arran Horticultural Society. On Saturday the 4th of January the Arran Horticultural Society hosted a ‘Get Growing’ workshop organised in conjunction with Eco Savvy at the Arran Community Land Initiative. An enthusiastic group came out on that windy and wet day to learn more about how to get started […]