The latest news and views from Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust...
Welcome to our latest eNews! You can read previous issues here.

Friend Focus!

Our Friend Focus features Friends of Victoria Park - read more here...
Wed 21 Mar - Social Enterprise Exchange
Sat 23 Mar - Earth Hour 2013
Mon 13 - Fri 17 May - Walk to Work Week
Mon 20 - Fri 24 May - Walk to School Week

Our Vision

DRCET has a vision of vibrant, thriving and resilient communities where people are inspired and empowered to get active, get involved and make a difference for their communities, future generations and the planet!

Our Mission

DRCET exists to protect and enhance the local environment and to increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities

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DRCET is a membership organisation. You can join us by completing our online membership form. Membership costs £1!

Legal Status

Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown below.


DRCET gratefully acknowledges the support of all our funders.


Welcome to the latest issue of Your Community, Your Planet! Well Spring almost started but then we seem to have stepped back to Winter so hopefully this newsletter will give you a nice warm glow!

Our projects and services...

De'ils On Wheels update: we are now accepting donations of unwanted bikes so if you have any then please donate them to us - just drop us an email or give us a call. We can also arrange uplift if needed!

Student Placements: the deadline for students to apply to the University of Glasgow Settlement Find a Solution programme is this Friday - the 15th of March! So if you know any Glasgow Uni students that might be interested in a summer placement with DRCET then please let them know about this programme.

Our journey so far...: as part of the Settlement Programme we had to make a presentation to the students. We put together an online presentation which we have called Our Journey So Far... - check it out and let us know what you think!

Transition Free Press: we are taking part in a UK-wide media experiment. The Transition Network has published a new quarterly newspaper - the Transition Free Press - which is full of great stories about the impact that empowered communities are making across the UK to address climate change, peak oil and the financial crisis.

Incinerator update: following on from our recent campaigns against the Peel developments and the Polmadie development, Green Alternatives to Incineration (GAIN) in Scotland has written to John Swinney about the over capacity of incinerators across the UK and Europe which is seriously undermining reuse and recycling efforts.

Glasgow West Community Map: there are now over 150 sites posted on the Community Map and we are keen to work with more local partners to further develop the map. Please get in touch if you are interested.

National Tree for Scotland: there is currently a petition being considered by the Scottish Parliament to adopt a National Tree for Scotland! The Woodlands Trust are asking for your feedback to let them know what you think and which tree should be adopted as the National Tree!

Facebook hits 100: since the last newsletter we have surpassed 100 likes on Facebook - if you use Facebook then don't forget to like us to keep up to date with everything that's going on!

Other news...

Action Earth 2013: this small grants programme offers funding of up to £250 for communities to make a positive difference to the quality of their lives and to run environmental activities which protect and enhance the environment for future generations.

Earth Hour 2013: on Saturday 23 March at 8.30pm, thousands of people from across Scotland will join millions around the world in turning off their lights for one hour in a huge, symbolic show of support for action on climate change and for a more sustainable future - watch the video here.

National Walking Month: Discover where walking can take you during National Walking Month this May (1-31 May) including Walk to Work Week and Walk to School Week.

New Cherry Tree Cafe at Heart of Scotstoun: the new cafe is now open at the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre!

Glasgow clampdown on dog fouling: a zero tolerance campaign which saw an irresponsible dog owner evicted has won a prestigious innovation award.

Jobs and Business Glasgow: Glasgow Regeneration Agency (GRA) has re-branded and relaunched as Jobs and Business Glasgow.

Wealth Inequality in the USA: check out this amazing infographic video that has gone viral on the internet demonstrating the difference between what Americans think the wealth distribution is, what they would like it to be and the startk reality of wealth distribution in the USA

Useful websites...
1) Permaculture Principles - a design system that can be used to guide efforts made by individuals, households and communities towards a sustainable future.
2) Playing Out - information and advice resource for street play to increase children’s safe access to informal play in residential streets!
3) Project Dirt - the green social networking site that is growing across the UK!
We have added all the useful website links to our blog!

And finally...
What a great way to attract people to a bike shop!

We hope you have enjoyed this issue of our newsletter. Please feel free to forward to friends and colleagues. We would also love to hear any suggestions and feedback that you may have so drop us an email at with your comments!.

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