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.
Gate Church Carbon Saving Project presents - A Plastic Ocean.
Come along and join us in watching this captivating and award-winning film by Craig Leeson - "An epic global adventure following a filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there."
Do you want to learn how to lower your carbon footprint through growing your own food, but don't know where to start? Or just love gardening and want to join anyway? We will be planting lots of nice veggies and herbs in our new raised beds if you want to come along and learn or take part! This workshop is open to absolutely everyone!
The raised beds are located at the new Dundee University growing garden, half way up Miller's Wynd.
Here at Gate Church Carbon Saving Project, we want to show people how to sew again, how to consume less home energy, how to eat local/seasonal produce and how to re-use old items... so this workshop ticks all of our boxes. So if any of this sounds interesting to you and you'd like to learn more about environmental issues, come along and give it a go!
Are you interested to find out how you could reduce your carbon footprint?
We'll be at Dundee West Fest to show people how to do just that, and to chat about all the exciting things we have coming up (including the Community Fridge and our brand new workshops!) and how you can get involved!
Gate Church Carbon Saving Project presents: Climate Conversations. On May 31st we will gather to chat about what a future low carbon Scotland will look like, giving you the chance to feed back to the Scottish Government about the changes you would like to see. The event will be held in the Coffee Bar downstairs, the easiest way to enter is from the side door on Greenfield Place. Due to the nature of this event, spaces are limited, so please book your FREE tickets soon to avoid disappointment!