Welcome to our first issue of 2015 of Your Community, Your Planet!
We hope you had a great Xmas and New Year and wish you all the best for a green 2015!
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Our projects and services...
Bike Path upgrade:
the environmental improvements
on the bike path from Whiteinch to Yoker started earlier this month and a lot of trees and over hanging vegetation has been cleared. We have set up a blog, an online map and a Twitter hashtag to keep you up to date
! And we will be having a week of celebration activities in March when the works have been completed!
Make volunteering your New Year's resolution:
Getting in shape, drinking less and stopping smoking are some of the top New Year’s resolutions, but many people struggle to keep up with these resolutions through the dark, rainy days of January. So why not make volunteering your New Year's resolution!
Volunteer information sessions:
if you want to find out about volunteering with us then pop along to one of our monthly volunteer information sessions
or check out the opportunities on our website
Green Gym in Yoker:
we will be helping out the Green Gym and the volunteers from Sustrans on the bike path near Dykle Road bridge on Wed 28 Jan
- fancy joining us?
WH Malcolm energy recovery plant:
following on from the public consultation several local people attended a site visit to the see the current arrangements and the proposed location of the energy from waste plant
. The planning application is expected to be submitted late Jan / early Feb.
Donate your bike!
if you were lucky enough to get a new bike for Xmas then please consider donating your old bike to De'ils On Wheels
and we will make sure it finds a new home.
Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers:
thanks to those people that came along to one of our events or expressed an interest in the NIV scheme
- if you want to find out more about becoming a NIV then please get in touch!
Pass It On Week 2015:
a week dedicated to encouraging people to get involved in re-use activity
of all shapes and sizes. It could be swapping, sharing, repairing, upcycling or buying second hand. More info coming soon!
Environmental Issues: tell us what you think about local environmental issues
. We have had over 100 responses so far which will help inform the work we do - it will only take a few minutes to complete the survey! #getinvolved
Victoria Park public meeting:
Whiteinch Community Council are hosting a public meeting about the Victoria Park blaes pitches
on Wed 21 Jan
. Everyone welcome!
Parks are most popular outdoor destination:
a new research report has found that parks and greenspaces are Scotland's most popular outdoor destination
Glasgow City National Park:
Scottish Wildlife Trust are aiming to turn Glasgow into Scotland’s first urban National Park
that encompasses the third largest city in the United Kingdom.
Air pollution a major issue:
recent figures have confirmed that air pollution is still a major public health crisis
in Scotland. You can take action
by asking the Government to fund a clean air plan
Glasgow Green Year 2015 launch: Glasgow is striving to become one of the most sustainable cities in Europe by 2020 and next year Green Year 2015 will mark the city's journey from Steam to Green.
Change of plans for Tesco:
following a recent announcement by Tesco
it looks like their big supermarket planned for South Street will not be going ahead - what would you like to see happen to the site now? Let us know on the website
Views sought on community growing:
as part of the Community Empowerment Bill the Scottish Government is seeking views on community growing
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch:
this years Birdwatch will take place on Sat 24 and Sun 25 Jan
- you need to register online to be able to take part.
Energy advice sessions:
WSHA Energy Advice Project is running a series of public sessions at The Whiteinch Centre
Affordable Warmth Dividend for older people:
for the fourth year running, Glasgow City Council is offering every resident aged 80 and over, £100 to help heat their homes
during the winter.
And if you haven't recycled your Xmas tree yet then here's one option
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