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Community environment fair for Kicking Carbon project

A community environment fair is being held at the David Keswick Athletic Centre in Dumfries as part of the Kicking Carbon project by the Greystone Rovers Foundation.

The event is free to enter from 11am to 3pm and will have lots of local third sector groups giving you advice on reducing your carbon footprint.

In April 2019, The Greystone Rovers Foundation secured two years of funding by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, managed by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

This led to the formation of their Kicking Carbon project, which aims to encourage green behaviours in Dumfries and deliver education in Carbon Literacy to local schools and the wider community.

The Foundation will be opening their doors to the community for a day of learning and interaction with groups, charities and businesses that can help the people of Dumfries and Galloway do their bit to lower their Carbon Footprint and look after the environment.

This could be by getting involved with some of the local groups, or by making small behaviour changes such as eating locally to reduce food miles, getting advice on saving energy at home, or travelling as actively as possible and taking advantage of public transport for longer journeys.