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Transition Black Isle kick start a series of film nights

Transition Black Isle (TBI) is set to show case a series of film nights to encourage conscious consumption across the Highlands. Their first film screening was Climate Action Highlands & Islands at The Muir Hub, which was followed by guest speakers, to highlight the community initiatives, projects and activities aimed at tackling climate change across the Highlands. 

Sheila Wickens from the Highlands & Islands Climate Hub provided a fantastic follow-on to the film by discussing the Hub's work and the help and support they provide for community groups and organisations who wish to take community led climate action.

Next, Moira and Alaine from MOO Food's Community Fridge and Konia, who is volunteer coordinator with MOO food's growing boxes, described the work they do to benefit the community. You can drop into Muir Hub and chat more about their work and find out how to help out and volunteer. 

Anne Thomas, Director and Trustee of TBI, outlined activities and campaigns past and present and how people can get involved. To find out more, go to the TBI website where you can access a wealth of information and resources, find out about upcoming events and/or become a member. 

Christian MacLean, one of the founders of the Black Isle Repair Cafe, spoke more about how the repair cafe was formed and how it's progressed since it was first held over a year ago. She explained how the repair cafe was not only a way to take action to move to a more circular economy, by repairing things rather than buying new, she also highlighted the social value and connection to community the Black Isle Repair Cafe provides. Visit their repair cafe website where you can find out where the next repair cafe is being held, register a repair and/or sign up as a volunteer. 

Martin Sherring discussed the Highland Good Food Partnership (HGFP) and its aim to create a local food system that is better for the planet, better for people and better for producers. You can visit their HGFP website to find out more about what they do, get involved in local activity and/or become a member. 

Becky Richmond joined from Opportunity Black Isle to discuss the local place plan which identifies 'Think global, act local 'as one of the four calls to action, and active travel, getting about and zero carbon being of priority. 

And finally, Laura, from TBI and the Highland Community Waste Partnership (HCWP) explained more about the partnership's work. HCWP can support you, or your community, to think about conscious consumption and move towards a more circular economy by sign posting to resources, workshops, events and activities going on across the Black Isle and the Highlands.

Get in touch if you would like to join, or host a Climate Cafe Black Isle event in your community or volunteer to learn new skills, share skills with others or get more involved with your community. 

TBI's next film night is on March 19 7-9pm at The Muir Hub. Come along and see, Just Eat It, The Story of Food Waste. After the film you will hear from local project's with some ideas on what we can do about it, both at home and in our communities. Fashion Re-imaged will also be held on April 16 7-9pm at the Muir Hub.

21 February 2024

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