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May 2021
A big welcome to all those who have recently joined Sustaining Dunbar. 
We are very aware that there are very few opportunities for our members to get together at the moment. We hope it won't be too long before we can resume some in-person social events and workshops. 

If you would like to get involved with organising such events , please get in touch: info@sustainingdunbar.org
NEWS:
With the easing of Covid restrictions, we have now been able to restart regular volunteer sessions at Belhaven Community Garden -on Saturday afternoons, 2-4pm. If you are interested to find out more or organise a tour of the garden, just email: info@sustainingdunbar.org
What Next? Planning our Future
A plan to guide our recovery from the pandemic and help the area be home to thriving people, where nature flourishes, and where we live, work and play in ways that respect the wellbeing of all people and the whole planet. We hope to be able to publish this plan by the end of June. Yvonne Wemyss, Sustaining Dunbar's community engagement manager explains.

East Linton Tool Library is Go!

East Linton Tool Library is now up and running! To find out more click here

 

 

Rejuvenating the Secret Brewery Garden
Belhaven Brewery is partnering with Sustaining Dunbar to revitalise the Victorian brewery gardens. Our new Community Outreach Gardener is now also working at the Belhaven Community Garden and at Dunbar Primary school.

Indoor Exhibition  -Earth, Planet Universe
John Muir's Birthplace is now open again (Wed - Sat) and you can visit the John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe exhibition in the display space on the ground floor.

SOLE (Supporting our Local Economy) is now live as a single digital point of discovery for the entire community.  You can browse and shop there, book appointments, find a local service or group and see what’s going on. Kirsty McIntosh explains what it is all about.

Climate Action East Linton (CAEL) in association with Robbie and Tommy Dale recently collaborated to plant a new species-rich scrub woodland – “Twa Burns Wood”.

EVENTS:

Gardening for Pollinators
Tuesday 1st June. 7.30 - 8.30pm on Zoom
As part of East Linton Wildlife Network join this short presentation and Q+A by Diana Simcock from Gilmerton gardens. Register HERE

Launch of Environmental Rights Centre Scotland
Guest speaker: UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment.
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HERE

The Big Beach Clean 
5-8th June
Want to get involved? All the information you need is HERE

Stories for Life - 8th June
 4-6pm

Explore what new stories are emerging to bring us toward an economy in service to life. REGISTER HERE

Brought to you by Stories for Life, the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll), Green Economy Coalition and the Spaceship Earth.

Rewilding and People -Can we have both? 
10th June
A conversation with Social Researcher MAGNUS DAVIDSON exploring how rewilding fits into 21st century rural Scotland -organised by SCOTLAND, The Big Picture

OTHER STUFF:
Climate Collage is a collaborative workshop for collectively understanding the complexity of climate change. Take part in a workshop then, perhaps, train to be a facilitator. More HERE

A free online course designed to strengthen your ability to make a difference in the world. Produced and presented by Chris Johnstone, co-author of Active Hope, with contributions from a range of guests that include Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown.

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