Join us for the sixth meeting of the Dundee Climate Action Network. We normally have one or two speakers from different organisations/local groups and we will talk about local & national issues, what all the groups are up to, and general developments for DCAN. This event is open to anyone interested in helping tackle climate change in our local area!
howing again due to popular demand... A joyful message of hope for a better, greener and more sustainable future. When contemplating the world our children will inherit, it is easy to become paralysed by the prospect of resource scarcity, species extinction and collapsing ecosystems. For the directors of Tomorrow (actress Mélanie Laurent and environmental activist Cyril Dion) the problems we face are, in the most part, only too well known. What we need are solutions.
Environmentally-friendly electric cars, sustainably-produced food products, fair production processes… Can our purchasing power help save the world?
In this tongue-in-cheek two-hander, Austrian director Werner Boote and German author Kathrin Hartmann meticulously unpick some of the most prevalent ‘greenwashing’ myths at play today. They take viewers on a round-the-globe tour of corporate hypocrisy, to the sites of catastrophic environmental disasters and shocking land rights violations – all of which are harming humans, animals and the planet despite the glowing promises of effective self-regulation.
Join us during 'Pass It On Week' and come along to the Dundee and Angus Wood Recycling workshop to make your own planter out of upcycled pallet wood! These guys take donations of wood that would otherwise be destined for landfill or burning and they turn it into various imaginative creations. They will take you through the process of creating your own planter for the garden or indoors, giving you a taster of woodwork and what it takes to get upcycling!
Do you have some clothes that need small repairs but not sure how to get started? Or just interested in brushing up on some of those basic sewing skills? Join us during Zero Waste Scotland's 'Pass It On Week' at this free repair cafe and we'll show you how to fix it, or let you have a go on some practice garments. We will have all the necessary sewing equipment as well as sewing machines, and will also be demonstrating how to darn socks and tights! You can also come and have a delicious lunch at Lifegate Community Cafe and find out about the amazing work they do.
Join Gate Church Carbon Saving and Take One Action Locals during Pass It On Week to see 'The True Cost'. What is the price of fast fashion? This urgent wake-up call provides a shocking overview of the consequences of our addiction to cheap, disposable clothing.
Gate Church Carbon Saving Project and Take One Action Locals present 'Tomorrow' - A joyful message of hope for a better, greener and more sustainable future. £3 entry, unless you have paid to get in to earlier events. £3 for the whole day if you wish to join in on the Pass It On Fair! Discounts will be available for unemployed/students/pensioners.
Join us for a fun filled day all about swapping, donating, sharing and repairing to not only help your pocket, but to also reduce our carbon footprint!
There will be various local organisations looking for specific items or some for any items such as Togs for Tots, Tayside Reusers, Dundee Starter Packs and more! There will also be various workshops and a thought provoking film screening at the end, and a fun lunch showing how to reduce food wastage
Too much clutter getting you down? Looking for ways to simplify your life and learn to live with less stuff?
Join us during 'Pass It On Week' and learn how to get started with decluttering your home, with expert advice and guidance from local Professional Declutterer and Organiser, Kate Pattullo of Kate’s Home Organising. Kate is a member of the Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers UK and has experience of working with a variety of clients giving them practical, hands-on support in their homes to restore order, regain their space and enjoy the positive boost that this can bring.
Are you fed up of searching for that special Christmas gift year on year, feeling like you're just buying things for the sake of buying something? Nowadays, we all tend to just buy things when we need or want them, so buying unique gifts gets harder all the time. Join us on Wednesday 5th December, and find out how to make a few fun, but useful Christmas presents. As this is an after work event, we thought we would offer a hot meal from 5.30pm onwards (at no extra cost), the workshop will begin at 6pm. See Eventbrite for more details
Due to popular demand we are running this workshop again this time on a Saturday, book your tickets early to avoid disappointment as there has been a lot of interest already. These would also make super Christmas presents for those looking for gifts with a difference :)
Would you like to cut down your use of plastic? Or would you like to know more about using all natural ingredients in your daily routine? Come and learn how to make some basic beauty/self care products yourself, such as face wipes and deodorant... plus lots more.
You'll all get some samples to take home with you, instructions so you can try them again at home, and some advice for reducing your plastic use in the home. Because we're using easily accessible natural ingredients, these alternatives will save you money, are just as good for your skin/beauty needs and the containers are reusable so much better for the environment!
Children are welcome to join for free when accompanied by an adult.
Fed up of all the plastic packaging and nasty chemicals your household cleaning products come with? Come and learn how to make some basic products yourself, such as dishwasher tablets, all purpose spray, toilet cleaner and more.
You'll all get some samples to take home with you, and all the instructions you'll need to try them and other things at home! Because we're using easily accessible natural ingredients, these alternatives will save you money, as well as being non-toxic and better for the environment. Win win!!
Calling all Students! Do you know your halogen light bulbs from your LED light bulbs? What uses more electricity – the kettle, the hairdryer or the iron? What are the top tips for saving electricity? Don’t waste your money on energy bills when you could be spending it on something far more exciting. We also have a large collection of perfectly good and FREE second-hand items to give away, (everything from clothes to phone chargers to extra wine glasses ) come and see if you could give any of them a new home!
Did you know it's almost impossible to recycle cling film/sandwich bags around here? Why not try re-usable versions to do your bit for the planet? Learn to make your own wrap/bags with the naturally anti-bacterial beeswax, as a simple and easy alternative. You'll get your own to take home, which you can use instead of cling film, sandwich or freezer bags, or for your kids packed lunches. So many possibilities!
There is a small charge of £3 per adult to help cover the materials, it will be child friendly and they can join in for free when accompanied by an adult.
Find out how to turn your household waste into fun, but useful objects or gifts for all ages... such as pen/pencil holders, candle holders, tin can planters, decoupage... we will have lots of things for you to try!
This is a child friendly event, with a range of activities to suit all ages (including some for the parents if you fancy a go!). There will also be some games to keep those little minds inquisitive... and the best part, the charge is just £1 per person, for unlimited activities, as well as drinks and snacks.
Community-led organisations wanting to know more about applying for the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) are invited to attend the information surgery taking place here at the Gate. It will include presentations and advice from organisations such as Keep Scotland Beautiful, Zero Waste Scotland and Home Energy Scotland, as well as from Gate Church Carbon Saving Project on what we have managed to achieve with the funding. There will also be a chance to talk through project ideas with CCF staff and partner organisations. Check out the CCF website to see if you might be eligible here. To book a place at the information surgery, see here.