Events that Greener Duns Attend
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.
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.
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.
Greener Duns were raising funds at the Duns and District Amateur Operatic Society Table Top Sale, October 30th at the Volunteer Hall, Duns.
Duns told to “Get on its bike” as the Tour of Britain races in.
Greener Duns was out in force on 5th September to cheer on the world-class cyclists of the Tour of Britain as they sprinted into town. Wearing new, high viz waistcoats kindly sponsored by Event Scotland, Greener Duns teamed up with Cycling UK to run a stand to promote local cycling for leisure, sport and transport. It included maps of local cycle routes and of the new, planned green route between Reston and Tweedbank, a range of electric and other bikes and advice on Dr Bike sessions to put old bicycles back on the road. Forty-six passers by completed the Greener Duns Cycling Survey, which will be used to help lobby…
Greener Duns Cycling Survey
The Tour of Britain Cycle race finishes it’s second stage here in Duns on Monday September 5th. To encourage more people to ‘Get on your Bike’, we are planning to set up a range of support to help people cycle more. Could you please complete the survey below. Link in the “Read More” section.
Greener Duns celebrates national Clean Air Day with new No Idling signs
Greener Duns marked national Clean Air Day, last Thursday 16th June, by showcasing its new No Idling signs which will be going up in Duns shortly to encourage drivers of cars, vans, lorries and buses to switch their engines off when they are stationary. The signs, which were designed by Alex Watson of Greener Duns, have the full backing of both Scottish Borders Council and Duns Community Council, and an example of one was put up in Duns Town Square for the morning so that passers-by could have a look at it and give their feedback. The Greener Duns team set up a stall in the Square with posters and…
Borders Book Festival 16th -19th June
Representing Greener Duns and promoting sustainability issues on our shared stand at Borders Book Festival. L to R: Dave Philip, Sue McLennan, Candy Philip (Keeping Duns Blooming Marvellous).
Make do and Mend event May 16th
Make Do & Mend 7-9pm Monday May 16th Duns Volunteer Hall On Monday 16th May, Greener Duns held its first ever event. We wanted to find out what appetite there is in Duns for repairing and upcycling stuff. What we did Identified people already involved in repairing and the circular economy and asked them to join us. We did lots of planning, booked the venue, baked cakes and publicised via Facebook, Instagram, posters and fliers around the area, and a Radio Borders interview. Who came About 60 – half Greener Duns members and family and stand holders, half members of the public. Speakers All the speakers were very engaging and…
Greener Duns Make Do and Mend Event
Greener Duns is hosting a Make Do & Mend event on the 16th May 2022. Guest speakers, stalls, demonstrations, refreshments. Don’t miss it, put it in you diary now!