Sustainable Strathspey

an eco-group in Badenoch and Strathspey aiming to initiate local change and help tackle the nature and climate emergencies

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Latest News: Greentown Event September 2021

Do you want to… Get expert advice on how to make your home more energy efficient? Learn how your small business can improve its green credentials? Find out how to make your garden wildlife-friendly? See what local businesses are doing to combat climate change? Discover how to reduce your carbon footprint? Share your best green ideas? Or locate where to recycle more, and more efficiently? Then come along to the Greentown Show!

From 12 noon til 4pm on 4th September head to the Grantown square for an informative and fun event for all the family. Visit the Sustainable Strathspey tent to find out more about us and the event, and COP26. There will also be stalls from Home Energy Scotland, Green Flame, Waste Management, GrowBiz, The Grantown Initiative, Grantown Society, AES solar, and AW Laing to name a few. Hear from residents in the town that have made changes to their homes to make them more energy efficient and low-carbon. Or take a tour of the green Cairngorms National Park Authority building. Children can take part in a fun activity collecting green things local businesses are doing.

* Please use the hand sanitisers provided and bring a mask for the CNPA building tour

 

Sustainable Strathspey

Sustainable Strathspey’s objective is to provide a space where people can share and discuss ideas, and act together. While our environmental worries can threaten to overwhelm us, we will focus on what we can do to help. We believe small changes can lead to big change. Together, we hope to make our beautiful Strathspey more sustainable.

Aims

  • Reduce Badenoch and Strathspey’s carbon footprint
  • Reduce waste in Badenoch and Strathspey
  • Provide a source of accurate information and practical advice on issues to do with global climate change and associated issues
  • Provide a focal point for information exchange and networking on sustainable issues
  • Promote and facilitate health and well-being within the Badenoch and Strathspey community as an integral part of sustainable living
  • Promote community resilience and the emergence of a more green/circular economy
  • Support and facilitate political involvement and activism within the community

Who we are

We are a subgroup of The Grantown Initiative. You can view a video here from our first virtual climate café explaining a bit more about who we are and our hopes for the group. As covid-19 restrictions ease and we come into spring and summer we hope to be able to get out doing more volunteering as a group and getting started on small projects. We hope to inspire individuals to make small positive changes in their daily habits and choices. If you would like to become a member, it is totally free, and you can simply fill in this membership form. Look out for our regular column in the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald Newspaper each month.

 

Members of Sustainable Strathspey taking part in a whole River Spey cleanup, litter picking on the Grantown stretch from the Old Spey Bridge to Craggan golf course.

 

Climate Cafe’s

Come along to find out more about Sustainable Strathspey and get involved with projects aiming to make Grantown and the surrounding area more sustainable and help tackle the current climate crisis. We often have a guest speaker at the start and then an option to break out into more specialised groups depending on what you’re most interested in, or just stay in a general chat. The groups include transport, habits at home, and gardens, bees and trees. If you’re interested in coming along or finding out more please email us.

Contact Details

Email: sustainablestrathspey@gmail.com

Membership form: https://forms.gle/oWkzPmbigdHXFuKHA

 

Committee Members

Katy Turton- Chair

Jeremy Money

Pete Grant

Emma Versteeg

Elena Melton

Laurence Phin

 

Upcoming events

 

Greentown Show Event

 

Grantown on Spey Square

September 4th 2021

12 noon til 4pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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