We want to help people learn new skills, use less energy, eat locally sourced seasonal produce and reduce, reuse and recycle.
We have a variety of workshops and events where you can find out how to reduce your carbon footprint and help your local community. Best of all it's completely FREE because we believe that Scotland's journey to a lower carbon future should be accessible to all.
Here's what coming up soon. To find out more or to sign up for any of the workshops or events just click on the links below
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.
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
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 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.
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 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!
Our next DIY Day is on Saturday 23rd March!
Meeting at church at 10AM and finishing at 4PM, feel free to come along at any point during the day, even if just for an hour. Lunch will be provided along with refreshments throughout the day!
Come along to our first ever Energy Fair! We are hosting a range of national and local organisations who will provide a range of FREE specialist advice, there really will be something for everyone:
- Get in control of your energy bills, check if you could switch and save money, or get help with fuel debt
- Make your home, workplace or community building more sustainable, from small energy efficiency measures to large scale new-build options
- Find out about grants and loans currently available from the Scottish Government, for individuals, businesses and community groups
- Speak to local architects and suppliers of home energy efficiency measures and renewables
- Home Energy Scotland Workshops and test drives of EV's and E-Bikes!
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.