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The Shrub's Community Gathering
Wed 29 March 2017, 13:00 – 16:30 BST
Join the Shrub for an afternoon of food, live music, activities and discussions on how we can work together as a community to develop a vision for a Zero Waste Town in central Edinburgh!
The Shrub has been awarded funding from Zero Waste Scotland to test out some really exciting ideas that could transform our community and help us achieve our vision of a world without waste.
If the testing of our ideas is successful, we could receive £100,000 per year for the next three years. That funding will allow us to make South Central Edinburgh into a “Zero Waste Town” where waste is a valuable resource and is used and reused in innovative ways to reduce how much is landfilled.
To do this, we need your help! We want to make sure our ideas for a Zero Waste Town meet the needs of the local community.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be going door to door asking local residents for their views.
We’re then inviting people from across the local community to come together at our big community gathering on Wednesday 29th March at the Methodist Church at 25 Nicolson Square to share our vision and research findings, and work together to create a zero waste community.
The event is free to attend, but tickets are limited due to venue capacity. Early registration is advised.
1 to 1.45pm - WELCOME & SHOWCASE
A light lunch of soup and bread from Food Sharing
Recycled musical instruments performance by Federico De Bord
Upcycling and bike repair activity stalls
1.45 - 2pm - PRESENTATION
We will be presenting an overview of the Zero Waste Town project. Following in the footsteps of Dunbar and the Isle of Bute, our vision is to work together to create a Zero Waste Town in central Edinburgh. We will also be presenting the results from the community survey we have carried out to support our feasibility study for Zero Waste Scotland and sharing interesting insights from this.
2 - 3.45pm - WORKSHOPS
Further details and registration information will be sent out prior to the event. There will be four workshops run on the topics of:
- Community Engagement: Creating networks of zero waste ambassadors
- Matter Moments: The circular economy
- The Future of Food Sharing
- Innovative enterprise: Membership growth & development
3.45 - 5pm - FEEDBACK & NEXT STEPS
We will be gathering feedback from the workshops and sharing with everyone, before a final activity to end an eventful afternoon!