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enews 07/09/20: Black Lives & Climate Change Workshop & lots of watery info

There is no Eco Savvy organised film club on this Tuesday. Instead we are promoting an event that has been organised by the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network in Edinburgh, Black Lives & Climate Justice Workshop, please scroll down for more info.

  • Black Lives & Climate Justice Workshop
  • Water Workshop this Thursday (online & free!)
  • Water competition: win a water butt!
  • August’s water butt winner
  • Savvy Film Club 15/09 – “2040”
  • Upcoming events

Black Lives & Climate Justice Workshop:

We are sure that many people will be aware of the shocking inequalities and human rights abuses that are going on all over the world, that have been brought to greater widespread attention with the brutal killing of George Floyd in May.

Environmental racism is a huge issue within the climate emergency, and often goes unnoticed or unchallenged. 

Tomorrow evening our friends over at Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) are holding this interactive workshop on the subject of Black Lives & Climate Justice. 

About the workshop:

“Join Geoff Palmer to reflect on how structural racism impacts not just people of colour but also all of us in a country dominated by a continuing colonialism – benefiting from extraction of resources from the Majority World to maintain our profligate lifestyles.

An interactive workshop on intersectional dimensions of race and climate justice 6pm-8pm Tuesday 8 September.

Sir Geoff Palmer DSc OBE is Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council’s Honorary President – Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot Watt University and human rights activist.”

This workshop is free (optional donation) but ticketed and therefore we strongly recommend registering in advance in order to reserve your spot.


Water Workshop this Thursday (online & free!):

Join us for an informative online workshop, hosted by Home Energy Scotland and Arran Eco Savvy, where you can learn lots of great water-saving tips and advice.

Our event is completely FREE to join, simply click here to register for your place(s).

We’ll also be talking about the free water-saving devices you can order for your Arran home and the big difference that these can make.

This event is for people who live on Arran, please share with your friends and family too.

Check out the short video below which explains a bit more about the water situation on Arran and features some local faces trying out a few of the water saving devices that you can order here for free.


Water competition: win a water butt!:

GUESS THE LOCATION TO WIN A WATER BUTT FOR YOUR GARDEN!

We’re in the final month of our joint campaign with Scottish Water and Home Energy Scotland, encouraging people who stay on Arran to save water by making small changes to their everyday behaviour and by installing FREE water-saving devices! 

Have you ordered yours yet? It’s not too late, get them now by calling Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282 or by clicking here.

Our September water butt competition is now live – we’d like you to guess whereabouts on Arran this water spot photo was taken (hint is in the sunset!). To enter simply go to our facebook page and put your answer in the comments under the post. Don’t forget to tag your friends and family so they can join the competition too!

If you’re not on facebook and want to enter the competition please just pop Charlotte an email at charlotte.ecosavvy@gmail.com with your answer.

We’ll randomly pick a winner from the correct guesses, this month’s competition ends on Monday 28 September at midday – good luck!


August’s water butt winner:

We have our August winner!

Nickey Summer from Lamlash is the lucky winner of our second water butt – congratulations .

Nickey shared that her favourite water location on Arran is Kildonan beach, which you can see in this lovely photo!

Be sure to enter this month’s competition to win a water butt for your garden (details above).


Savvy Film Club 15/09 – “2040”:

Many of you have requested this film so we are pleased to announce that on Tuesday 15th September we will be holding a screening of uplifting environmental documentary, “2040”.

Tickets for this will soon be available via eventbrite, please email jess.ecosavvy@gmail.com to register your interest and the eventbrite link will be emailed to you. Spaces for this viewing are limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment!


Upcoming events: