• Events

    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…

  • Emissions

    Car idlers to receive notice in Duns

    Thanks to a campaign by Greener Duns, the town centre is to be given street signs asking drivers not to leave their engines running when parked. Scottish Borders Council has asked us to design “No idling” signs. We have produced four possible sign designs labelled A, B, C and D. The winning design, along with  proposed locations for the signs, will be submitted to Duns Community Council for their approval. Post a comment to leave a choice.

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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,

  • Recycling

    Greener Duns recycling survey

        Recycling survey finds confusion and waste Household recycling is still causing confusion in Berwickshire, decades after the service was first introduced in the Scottish Borders. The result is that rubbish is ending up as waste when it could be recycled. A survey last week by the environmental group Greener Duns found that almost 20% of householders are unsure about which everyday items can be put in their kerbside recycling bins. “We found that people know about recycling items such as paper, cardboard, tins and plastic bottles, but don’t know, for instance, that they can recycle plastic carrier bags or plastic film from food trays,” said Greener Duns chair,…