August 2019

Updates

The Big Climate Conversation

Have your say on climate change! Green Hive are hosting a consultation session on behalf of the Scottish Government to help people in Nairn have their say on how Scotland should repond to climate change. Sign up to attend on Eventbrite.   Did you know that Scotland has declared a climate emergency? Would you reduce how much meat you eat? Would you give up your car to help stop climate change? Would you switch to renewable energy for your house? On Thursday 10th October Green Hive will facilitate an engagement event where we are inviting the public to come give…

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Getting to grips with Invasive Species -Top Five Tips for Balsam Bashing

Green Hive volunteers relax with James (SISI co-ordinator) on the  biggest balsam pile after our balsam bashing experience at the Riverside Fun Day We’re fast approaching the end of the season for Balsam Bashing – a massive thank you to everyone who has helped out and spent time clearing Himalayan Balsam this year, the Riverside and surrounding area looks completely renewed after all your hard work! Green Hive volunteers working alongside Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) have managed to clear over 2 acres of balsam from our banks! We would also like to thank James the SISI co-ordinator for taking…

Enterprise

Setting up the Green Enterprise Workshop

We have taken occupancy of a unit in the Balmakeith industrial estate and are turning this big empty space in to a creative upcycling centre for the Nairnshire Community.  Specialising in the reforming of plastic, we hope to offer another option to consider, before recycling or landfill. But we need your help to get this space up and running! We are on the look out for some very specific items to help fit out our upcycling and plastic reforming workshop.  If you think you can help with a donation of any of the items on our workshop ‘Wish List’ please get…

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The rain didn't dampen spirits down at Riverside Fun Day!

Despite the rain there was a great feeling, engagement from local people and lots of positive feedback. From Green Hive’s perspective the day certainly boosted volunteer support for the riverside invasive species project and our engagement with people living in Queens Park, which surpassed what we were hoping to achieve when we originally thought of having a family day at the park. A fantastic £250 has been raised for future work in Riverside Park and that all certainly couldn’t have happened without the support from other local groups. We want to say a big thank you to all who came together…

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Welcome to our two new staff members!

Andy MacVicar and Caroline Woods Welcome to the team! Andy is passionate about working with recycled materials and as Enterprise Project Officer is helping Green Hive to set up our remaking workshop in Nairn. He studied a Masters in Fine Art Sculpture and has been a sculptor for over a decade. He believes creative making can have a positive cultural and environmental impact on our community. Caroline has returned to Nairn, her childhood home town, after living for ten years in Glasgow. The natural world inspires her to create and nurture bonds, especially the Queenspark river side where she grew…