Recycling Pizza!Here are our best climate and environment picks from the weekends news and views to share with folks in Sutherland and the Highlands (and all our other friends of course). Hopefully this will be a regular blog post! Please do share your top news and tips on the facebook group, our email group or email us directly. All contact details are here.
Bunny StorageLairg Learning Centre Recycling expert has been keeping himself amused with these fantastic kids tidy ups. Thanks Graeme!
Do remember that even if the recycle centres open soon that it's better to just keep hold of stuff for now. After-all, currently, they should really be called land-fill centres! Perhaps you've been busy up-cycling your own furniture during this shut down time? Do share your stories on our FB group here or by email for onward sharing of ideas.
Easy Cook Pizza
This looks like a great really simple idea and easy to prepare ahead of time, ready to cook for Saturday night without the hassle then. Slow dough rise and minimal kneading. Cast Iron Skillet Pizza from King Arthur Flour
Reusing VHS Tapes and Boxes
Our friends at the Brora Village Hub - Let's Grow Brora have been busy - these plant boxes look amazing. Not only that, but the video boxes are great for storing seeds in their seed library. Win Win!
Plastic FantasticAre we just switching from one type of consumption to another. Seems something wrong to me about growing crops to make pseudo plastic to continue with throw away containers!! https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/16/the-end-of-plastic-new-plant-based-bottles-will-degrade-in-a-year
Building Back Better(Putting politics aside, if we can), the Common Weal project has been doing an a amazing amount of work to pull together a potential plan where we can build our societies back up from Covid in a much better way. There are detailed studies about costs on how to green our housing stock and building solutions, transport, energy use etc. So much information in here to take on board, some of which could be considered for our own local area. https://commonweal.scot/our-common-home
And from the Guardian ...the cleaner air, burgeoning urban wildlife, and our sudden, dramatic shift to a less carbon-intensive lifestyle reveal the scope of what we can achieve in just days. This is something to cling to as we navigate the twin storms of Covid-19 and climate... Another great article on the need to take stock of where we are right now, take advantage of the benefits, reconsider our past and present habits - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/17/after-the-covid-19-crisis-will-we-get-a-greener-world
Climate Chats this weekThis week we are having an initial chat with the Community Supported Agriculture group to better understand what they do and consider whether there are any potential benefits for Sutherland and nearby. Please email us here if you'd like to find out more.
And again on the Build Back Better topic, we are attending an on line workshop organised by SCCAN + Transition Scotland Hub. It's on the 21st May if you'd like to join in. You'll probably need to join SCCAN as an individual member first. I'll provide and update next week on discussion here and ideas for our future. More Info here.