Public Sector Sustainability News 25 January 2016
An event run by Orkney Islands Council, in partnership with Orkney ZeroWaste, has ensured the redistribution and reuse of almost 1000kg of unwanted household goods - diverting them from being disposed of as waste.
The Communities Committee of Dumfries and Galloway Council will meet on Tuesday 24 January and will discuss the development of a local Food Growing Strategy. Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, every Council in Scotland is required to develop and enhance a Food Growing Strategy. Elected Members will hear at the meeting about the plans to finalise the strategy for Dumfries and Galloway Council by the end of this year.
The Council has secured funding from Transport Scotland to explore the potential for an 'active travel hub' at Haymarket Station, a major transport interchange at the west end of the city centre.
An Active Travel Hub in Ayr is set to open in February. The hub will promote sustainable forms of travel such as walking and cycling, making it easier for commuters, students and tourists to get active and stay active.
24 January 2017