Greener Leith – October Update

In the last quarter we’ve organised a series of community clean-up events, tackling all the major parks in our neighbourhood. Thanks to funding from Vegware we’ve been able to promote these events more widely, and  provide hot Soup and Rolls, supplied by local social enterprise Out of the Blue, and delivered by bike, to volunteers at all of these events. You can see photos from these events here (we’ve still got Pilrig Park to go!) http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenerleith/sets/72157625210437446/show/

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We’ve also been working to develop a podcast for our award winning website – and to this end, thanks to Vegware support, we’ve been able to part fund Emily Dodd to take part in a six day Environmental Leadership course in the wilderness of Scotland. On her return she’s pledged to volunteer to help us produce a series of environmentally themed podcasts. You can listen to the audio that we’ve produced so far here: http://www.greenerleith.org/greener-leith-news/category/podcast

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Lastly, we’re continuing to support work in the Persevere Community Gardens and Redbraes where we can. We’ve been working hard at developing a micro-hydro renewable energy project on the Water of Leith at Redbraes Weir, and although the feasibility studies we’ve had completed show that the business case is more marginal than we would have liked, there is still a chance that we may be able to obtain funding to see the project completed. You can read the early feasibility reports here: http://www.greenerleith.org/a-z/r-is-for/redbraes-weir.html”