Share and Repair Network – Climate Action

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Share and Repair Network – Climate Action

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us online via Zoom to hear from Emma Erwin of Circular Communities Scotland all about the nationwide sharing library and repair café network, and how you can get involved in your area. Supported by the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland, the new network aims to significantly increase sharing and repair facilities across the country, to reduce consumption and offer Scottish communities sustainable and affordable alternatives to buying new.

Emma Erwin explains: “As Share and Repair Network Coordinator with Circular Communities Scotland, my role is to coordinate a network of sharing libraries and repair projects across Scotland. The network will help new groups to get set up and established groups to grow their impact and become more financially sustainable. I’m passionate about all things that help bring communities together to take action on environmental issues while improving wellbeing, with a particular focus on circular economy initiatives.”

“Previously I worked as Project Manager with Transition Stirling, an environmental charity and community group focusing on improving awareness and providing a postive local response to climate change. Here I managed the team that set up the second tool library in Scotland, some of the first repair cafes, Stirling Community Food which distributes waste food to the community to tackle both food waste and poverty, and several other circular economy schemes.”

“The Share and Repair Network really is revolutionary. It’s the first of its kind in Scotland, and our members are helping transform how we think about and consume goods. There is so much heart in everything they do for the environment and their local communities. It’s an honour to support and celebrate their work.”

All our events and activities this September are part of the Climate Fringe Festival. You can find climate, community and justice events all across Scotland on the events map. We are adding more amazing events each week so please keep an eye on the Climate Fringe and follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

The festival aims to bring communities together, generate conversation about climate justice, and raise awareness of the need to move towards a green, fair, zero carbon society. Are you planning an event this month? Add it to the calendar and get involved: climatefringe.org/cff-organise-event

To combat climate change, we all need to change our own consumption behaviours. Sharing libraries and repair projects provide simple and effective solutions to do this whilst reducing our carbon footprint. Join us to get involved and support the growth of the new network in your region and across Scotland.

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Date:
September 20
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Organiser

Eco-Congregation Scotland
Phone:
0141 423 4671
Email:
manager@ecocongregationscotland.org
View Organiser Website

Venue

Zoom video conference