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Volunteer Spotlight – what's it like to volunteer with Green Hive?

Margaret has been part of Green Hive for the last year with the Bumblebags group, community orchard, New Friends and Natter meet ups and lots more! This is what she has to say about Green Hive. “The ‘green hive’ offers a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and to experience the warmth and friendship that can sometimes be missing in our ‘fast’ society. Many people, including myself, have benefited greatly from the input and social intellect which comes with being a part of such a community. The Green Hive offers help when needed, guidance and support and support in knowing…

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Dates for your diary!

Queens Park Bulb PlantingSunday 10th November, 2pm-3.30pmMeet at the corner of George Street and Anne CrescentIn partnership with Keeping Nairnshire Colourful. Come help plant spring flowering bulbs. No experience necessary, just turn up and join in. We will provide gloves and there will be some snacks and drinks afterwards.Queens Park Project Steering Group meet upThursday 14th November, 7-8pmArmy Cadets’ Hut, John Street Do you live in Queens Park and would like to shape our work in your area? We will be meeting to look back at what has happened so far this year and make plans for our work in Queens Park…

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Call out for plastic!

Donate your waste plastics to the Green Hive Workshop & support reuse, before recycling. What Plastics will the Green Hive Workshop accept? Initially HDPE Plastics.  That is anything with the number ‘2’ inside the recycling logo. HDPE is one of the most widely used plastics. It comes in a huge variety of colours and it is a perfect material for our workshop projects.  HDPE includes, milk bottles & lids, many plastic pipes, domestic bathroom & kitchen product bottles, and plastic containers from supermarkets.   It would be really helpful if any plastic items you are donating have film lids and labels removed…

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We're hiring!

We are looking for a consultant (or team of consultants) to conduct an options appraisal of premises in Nairn best suited to the community hub and waste reduction enterprises which are our long-term plan. As part of this we also need an assessment of the feasibility of our waste reduction enterprises to sustain it. Our ultimate goal is to establish a permanent hub in the community based around enterprises such as re-purposing waste plastic and growing mushrooms from waste coffee grounds. We are on the point of starting these projects at our premises in Balmakeith but long-term we want to be doing this…

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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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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…

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Dates for your diary

‘New friends and natter’   Friday 5th July Friday 19th July Green Hive Hub, Links Studios, Grant Street, Fishertown, 10am-1pm Open doors at our hub space, a chance to socialise with other Green Hivers, have a nice cuppa and some cake. All welcome. Bumblebags Sewing Group Saturday 6th July Saturday 3rd August Green Hive Hub, Links Studios, Grant Street, Fishertown at 11am Take part in our sewing group at the Green Hive hub, upcycle unwanted fabric to create reusable bags to be donated to local shops to reduce the number of plastic bags used in Nairn. Learn new skills and meet some new people….

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Riverside Fun Day!

Saturday 20th July 12pm-3pm at Riverside Park, near the Jubilee Bridge Green Hive, the Nairn and Nairnshire Community Partnership and other local community groups with an interest in the Riverside Park are joining together to provide a free and accessible afternoon of activities. Green Hive’s recent survey in Queens Park highlighted that the Riverside Area, including the play spaces and football pitch, were of value to the local residents.  It was apparent that people wanted to see more done to improve play spaces and promote a stronger sense of community. As part of the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative, working to reduce…