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    Greener Duns wins Co-op vote

    Local environmental group Greener Duns has been chosen as one of the Co-op’s Community Fund charities, receiving support of just over £2,750. “We are absolutely delighted to have this valuable contribution to our funds, and we thank the Co-op and its members in the community for voting for us,” said Eloner Crawford, Greener Duns Chair. The group’s projects have included Make Do & Mend events, Cooking on a Budget courses, liaising with schools and nurseries on reducing air pollution, identifying greenways for traffic-free walking and cycling, and organising river clean-ups and litter picks. “What we would really like to see in Duns is a Repair Hub, where people could bring…

  • Events

    Scottish Borders Doors Open Days

    Eloner Crawford represented Greener Duns at the Volunteer Hall on Scottish Borders Open Day Sunday 3rd September. Newsletters and information on our latest initiatives were available.

  • Events

    Clean Air Day with Greener Duns & Duns Primary School

    Greener Duns were in Duns market square today June 15th 2023 talking to residents about switching off engines and clean air initiatives. Greener Duns went into Duns Primary School to ask the children to help design some banners to tackle the problem of car idling within the town. The children were amazed that a car idling for two minutes used enough fuel to cover a mile. They had to guess how long it would take to fill five balloons with exhaust fumes, (two seconds!) , and were horrified that that amounted to 150 balloons per minute. They were keen to improve on Greener Duns signs by working together to make big,…

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    Make Do & Mend 2023

    It was an excellent well supported day on May 10th. Thanks to all the stall holders who inspired us with their ideas and creativity. Berwickshire Association for Voluntary Service, Sea the Change, Borders Eco Flowers, ReTweed, End of Terrace Trading, Blythe & Bonnie Stitches, Ginger & Teal, Keeping Duns Blooming Marvellous, Berwickshire High School, Abundant Borders, Berwickshire Swap, Leaves of Auchencraw, The Duns Restitchery.

  • Events

    Make Do & Mend Evening

    Save the date…………..Wednesday 10th May 7:00-9:00pm.Come along and see demonstrations of how to save money by reusing and recycling your items you think might be past their best.More importantly, cake and refreshments will be available to purchase.

  • Events

    Duns Litter Clean Up

    As part of the “Big Berwickshire Cleanup”, Greener Duns in collaboration with “Sea The Change,” organised a litter cleanup of Duns on 25th April 2023. In total the community spirited people of Duns collected a whopping 156 kg of litter! The Rotary Club of Duns collected a huge amount on the Preston & Coldstream roads in two teams with vehicles. Keeping Duns Blooming Marvellous were also involved. Thank you also to Alice Fisher at Sea The Change for providing the refreshments.

  • Recycling

    Recycling News

    Did you know that you can recycle used pens, green and white milk bottle tops, empty blister packs and broken and unused spectacles (but not their cases)? Just drop them in at the Community larder at the Volunteer Hall. Please make sure the milk bottle tops have been washed.

  • Other

    “Waste 0” opens in Duns

    On 25th February Waste 0 opened its doors at 6A Market Square in Duns (the old Post Office), with a pop-up refill shop offering eco-friendly, plant based, natural cleaning products. 16 year old Alex Mathieson, currently at Berwickshire High School, has set up his enterprise to help encourage a ‘reuse and refill’ approach to minimize plastic use and has received support from Pounds for Purpose and the Borders Youth LAG fund to help get started. “I chose to stock the Miniml brand because they have great products, good ethical credentials and make it easy to return our empties to be washed and reused” said Alex. Waste 0’s current range includes…