Eco-aware flock to Arran’s Climate Fringe

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To promote climate, environmental, biodiversity and sustainability awareness on Arran, Eco Savvy hosted its first Climate Fringe event to help celebrate and promote some of the work being undertaken by various organisations on Arran.

Taking place at the Ormidale Pavilion on the first day of Climate Fringe Week (September 18 – 26), the event included representatives from the Arran Pioneer Project, Think about Plastic (TAP), Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST), Woodside Farm CIC, Arran Repair Cafe (ARC) and the National Trust for Scotland (NTS).

Those attending could not only learn about the work that the various groups are doing to help combat environment and climate change, but they could also take part in a number of activities offered by the groups.

These included testing ebikes, visiting the community gardens at Cladach, taking part in a squirrel feeder construction tutorial, a beach clean and an enjoyable ‘low carbon’ lunch in the garden.

On offer too were a number of talks, and information on food resilience, marine conservation, blue carbon, the Arran Geopark Project and other green initiatives on Arran.

Visitors could also purchase a number of green products and literature from the Eco Savvy stall, whose representatives provided information about the numerous environmental activities undertaken by the group.

The event was well attended by like-minded people who joined thousands of others who celebrated Climate Fringe Week at events throughout Scotland ahead of COP 26 which will take place in Glasgow starting on Sunday October 31.