Here is a list of the dates up to June 2023 for both Climate Cafes and Environment & Sustainability Group (CAP Theme 5) should you be interested in the Community Renewable Energy Project. They will all continue to be either virtual or in person. The new venue for both meet ups is the Pitlochry Library, 26 Atholl Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5BX.
For the Climate Cafes (Second week of the month. Tuesday 1pm - 3pm and Thursday 7pm to 9pm) - Tuesday 10th January & Thursday 12th January, Tuesday 7th Feb & Thursday 9th Feb, Tuesday 7th March & Thursday 9th March, Tuesday 11th April & Thursday 13th April, Tuesday 9th May & Thursday 11th May, Tuesday 13th June & Thursday 15th June.
Martin Mathers, Nathan Jamieson from The Heat Project, myself, Alison R, Charlie and Maggie McCarthy have organised a table in the COOP for Saturday 21st January from 9am till 2pm to give out and promote how we can insulate our homes and reduce energy consumption and save money. Would anyone be interested in helping on the day for an hour or two?
For the CAP group (All Thursdays 7pm to 9pm) - 19th January, 16th February, 16th March, 20th April, 18th May and 22nd June.
At our next meeting in January one of the items we will be discussing is the initial steps we need to take to begin the Community Renewable Energy Project - finding people to help with this stage of information gathering and organising some presentations and discussions with organisations such as CARES, (Local Energy Scotland) Community Energy Scotland and other community groups such as Linlith Go Solar etc so we understand what the process entails and how they managed it. Learn the lessons early from different groups, which will save a lot of time and effort through not making the mistakes other communities have made.
Here's some good news!! You can now recycle clean, soft ‘scrunchable’ plastics at Pitlochry Co-op. What is scrunchable? Scrunch it up tight - if it pings back, it’s a useful indicator it's soft plastic. The instore collection point is near the front doors and they will accept soft plastics from any brand or retailer and includes:
Plastic carrier bags
Lids from ready meals
Chocolate, cake and biscuit wrappers,
Fruit and vegetable clear wrappers
Toilet roll wrappers
Wine box inners.
For the full list please check -https://www.coop.co.uk/environment/soft-plastics/packaging-list
The Community Eco Hub in Pitlochry is inviting all the kids and adults too for our monthly litter picking every 3rd Sunday of the month at 11.30 am
The event was created for kids who want to make a change and have some fun at the same time. And all the adults that want to join them.
We will meet at 11.30 am at the Recreation ground in Pitlochry. We will provide grabbers and bags but you are more than welcome to bring your own if you wish.
Cleaning will last around 45 minutes – 1 hour and everyone will be welcome to stay for a picnic and play at the park with us afterwards (Bring your lunch)
!!! Kids need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.