Events that Greener Duns Attend

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    Raising Funds

    Greener Duns were raising funds at the Duns and District Amateur Operatic Society Table Top Sale, October 30th at the Volunteer Hall, Duns.

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    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…

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    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.

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    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…

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    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).

  • Events,  Recycling

    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…

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    Greener Duns at U3A COP26

    COP 26 came to Duns on Friday (12th November) in a half-day event designed to capitalise on the discussions held at Glasgow’s climate-change summit. Called COP 26 Duns Reflects and organised by Duns & District u3A,

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    Greener Duns stall at AHFD Harvest Festival

    On Saturday 25th September between 2.00pm and 5.00pm Greener Duns manned their stall at A Heart For Duns Harvest Festival. The event was staged by Keeping Duns Blooming Marvellous in partnership with Abundant Borders. The stall invited people to check their knowledge on which items could be recycled and were encouraged to put the samples in the relevant box. There was also a cardboard tree on which could be posted suggestions to aid sustainability. The event was well attended and refreshments were available.