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Inverurie hosts Eco-Emergency event

By David Porter

Local focus was firmly on Inverurie on Saturday when an Eco Emergency event organised by Garioch Women for Change took place in the town hall.

The next generation got hands on at the Eco-Emergency Conference
The next generation got hands on at the Eco-Emergency Conference

The one-day Eco conference examined some of the most crucial issues affecting the environment and what can be done to address them.

Seminars were delivered by speakers from across Scotland on a wide variety of pertinent topics including the circular economy, electric vehicles, veganism, green energy and recycling projects.

In addition to the seminars, exhibition stands included a representative from the Scottish Parliament who gathered views on the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan, which is due to be published later this year.

Along with displays on electric vehicles and local climate action groups, a more personal story involved Sarah Robinson from Insch whose project Grassetstyle 365 sees her aiming to reduce the amount of clothing which ends up in landfill.

The event also saw the first presentation by convenor Lynne Copland of the winners of a local schools competition.

Ellon Cluster schools under the banner of Friends of Forvie came top with theirproject Greener World Greener Scotland and were presented with the trophy, a beautiful wood sculpture created by GariochWomen for Change in memory of former member Jo Black.

The trophy was made by Alan Mackay who lives Newmachar who created a wood forest using different types of wood.

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