What If? Workshops, Ola's Diary-2, podcasts and more...
Welcome to our latest e-news December 2020
Local Events and News:
What If Visioning Workshops
(1st session, Thursday 10th December, 7.30-9pm)
As part of the Dunbar and District ‘What if?’ project, we are running a series of online workshops for members of Sustaining Dunbar. These will involve a 3-stage process to support us to visualise and discuss the changes we want to see in our locality in the context of the climate and nature emergencies and the Covid-19 pandemic. The first workshop is on Thursday 10th Dec. Follow up workshops will be scheduled for January. Please do join in!
Community Recovery Funding The Scottish Government’s Community Recovery fund is supporting community groups in Dunbar and East Linton to recover from the effects of the pandemic. The application was coordinated by Sustaining Dunbar and benefits around 30 groups and organisations across the Dunbar and East Linton Ward. More HERE
Coordinator for the Local Good Food Alliance
We are looking for someone with a passion for local, sustainable food to support the Local Good Food Alliance turn its action plan from aspirations into practical progress. For details see http://bitly.com/LocalGoodFoodAlliance
We recently asked Joseph Flower, a student filmmaker from Dunbar, to capture Belhaven Community Garden in the Autumn.
The'1000 Better Stories' podcastpaid a virtual visit to Dunbar last month to speak with some of those involved with the What If Network. Listen to the three-part mini-series HERE.
Carbon Conversations are about getting together with a small group of friends/neighbours/colleagues in a safe and well supported space to help us reflect on and face our complex reactions to climate breakdown and to start taking practical steps that can make a difference.
Three Carbon Conversation groups are now running locally and more taster sessions are planned. If you, or a group you are part of, want to discuss joining one of these upcoming taster sessions, please get in touch now by registering your interest HERE
Sustaining Dunbar is hosting a 'Learning Exchange' workshop about the 'What If Network' on 15th December. It is primarily aimed at sharing our local experience with other communities across Scotland but everyone is welcome to attend. More information and book your place HERE
Other Events that may be of interest:
GATHER Film Screening -Friday 4th December, 6pm Being shown by the Landworkers Alliance, Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.
How can we look after each other better as societies? How can more space for people and nature be found? How can those who already have enough thrive with less ‘stuff’?