Climate change on the agenda
May02

Climate change on the agenda

Reducing our carbon emissions has appeared regularly in the news of late, as first the Scottish parliament and then the UK parliament announced ‘climate emergency’s. Targets in Scotland are that nationwide we will be carbon neutral by 2050 and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently declared Scotland to be in a climate emergency, with leaders having a responsibility to live up to. The Welsh government have declared the...

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Delicious Actions that can help save the planet
Nov13

Delicious Actions that can help save the planet

It can be very scary listening to the predictions of scientists about the impact of global warming.  The ticking clock that edges us closer to a tipping point that will be disastrous for all life.  It comes very close to home when the subject of food supply is focussed on.  Today we live in a world of a global food supply chain, and barely a day goes by when there isn’t a bad news story.  These stories raises all sorts of...

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Zero Waste starts in the kitchen
Apr24

Zero Waste starts in the kitchen

Across Scotland people are being urged to help fight climate change starting at home- in their kitchens. This has come from Gary Maclean, Scotland’s National Chef, who supports a national campaign from the Scottish Government encouraging people to address climate change. The new campaign raises awareness of how making simple lifestyle changes can have a big impact on our environment. For example, evidence shows that over than half of...

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Zero Waste Town – Bute
Apr17

Zero Waste Town – Bute

The Zero Waste movement is global, with many people, local and national governments agreeing the need for action to tackle the levels of resources going into landfill or our oceans.  When Bute was successful in gaining status as Scotland’s 2nd Zero Waste Town, we gained recognition as part of Zero Waste Europe.  We made the commitment that through our communities actions there would be less residual waste and higher levels of...

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There’s more to buy Heritage Tatties than you know…
Aug05

There’s more to buy Heritage Tatties than you know…

Monday 25th July was an exciting day for Bute Produce, after 3 years of careful nurturing the first crop of Bute Heritage Potatoes was forked from the earth.  We were gifted just 5 tubers of 3 heritage varieties from SASA – Beauty of Bute (1912), Pride of Bute (1892) and Marquis of Bute (1914).  Learning the art of cultivating, over-winter storing seed, and increasing the crop year on year has been challenging and rewarding for...

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Greener Argyll
Mar04

Greener Argyll

We had the great privilege of going on a bit of a road trip across Argyll & the Isles.  Of course, we used our wonderfully fuel efficient community car club Car Bute to do our travelling.  The electric/petrol hybrid performed very well over hill and down glen. Our trip had a purpose, to exchange knowledge with three environmental social enterprises, a couple of other, with much in common with Fyne Futures.  There is so much great...

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