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Future Events

1st February: INCREASE Programme Roadshow
Discovery Point Centre, Dundee
Details: Following the success of the regional launch events that were held throughout Scotland in November 2004, the CRNS have announced a further series of events for February 2005. You can find out more about the programme, get feedback on the progress to date, network with the community sector and discuss your project ideas with a Development Officer. There will also be a presentation from Futurebuilders Scotland.
Contact: For more information, or to register for one of the events, please email: info@increase-programme.org.uk, tel: 0870 190 5278 or visit: www.increase-programme.org.uk to complete an online registration form.

9th February: The Benefits of using Compost for Scottish Crops
Venue: Forfar
Details: Sustainability is an issue of increasing importance for the agricultural industry and there are real commercial benefits to be realised by being ahead of the competition. The dramatic growth of the composting sector offers a range of high quality products that offer farmers the opportunity to develop cropping systems that require lower use of chemical inputs without detrimental effects on crop yield and soil health. To support the development of these opportunities, REMADE Scotland is hosting a half day seminar to outline the benefits of compost application in agriculture.
Contact: For more information or to register please contact tel: 0141 5820460
email: p.cruz@gcal.ac.uk or visit: www.remade.org.uk


Events Feedback

Arbroath Women’s Friendly Circle, Angus
On Monday 15th November, Will Myles from the SWAG team gave a presentation to the Arbroath Women’s Friendly Circle. The residents of Arbroath have now been living with their kerbside collection scheme for six months. As the Follow Up campaign began, the members of the Circle had their chance to ask questions about the scheme and to air their views. Not only did the group get to learn more recycling, but were also introduced to ways they could Reduce and Reuse their waste.

Kirriemuir Rainbows, Angus
On the 10th of November 2004, Will Myles from the SWAG team ran a Wastebusters Challenge with Kirriemuir Rainbows. The Rainbows demonstrated their wastebusting skills by racing through the waste sorting challenge. Will also tested their knowledge of recycling in Angus and helped them to discover new words like “hierarchy”! The Rainbows were a very enthusiastic group, who all left happy with the new things they had learned about Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - as well as their new Waste Aware Tayside recycled pencils.
Monifieth Girls Brigade, Angus
Will Myles from the SWAG team visited Monifieth Girls Brigade on the 9th of November 2004. Around 30 girls aged from 5 to 16 helped to sort the different types of waste and conquered three other Reduce, Reuse, Recycle challenges. The winners of this Wastebusters Challenge were the Rubbish Rescuers.

Birkhill Primary, Angus
On the 30th of September, Will Myles from the SWAG team took the Wastebusters Challenge to Birkhill Primary School.  A Primary 3 class of around 30 children participated in the challenge as part of their community project.  The pupils did really well and asked lots of clever questions at the end.

2nd Carnoustie Guides, Angus
On the 30th of September, Will Myles and Judith Hollick from the SWAG team went to the Carnoustie Guide Hall.  The Guides wanted to know more about what they could do about their waste.  The Wastebusters Challenge helped them to think about Reduce, Reuse and Recycle with many of the group already knowing more than they thought.

Southmuir Primary, Angus
On the 24th of September, Will Myles and Judith Hollick from the SWAG team went along to Southmuir Primary School to run the wastebusters challenge. As part of their Little Red Town project, Primary 3 tackled the challenge with great enthusiasm and skill.


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