Souters set to learn how to save the planet

Souters looking to be more eco-friendly will be able to benefit from an exciting new environmental project which launches in the 1 Tower Street pop-up shop on Monday, July 20.

By Kevin Janiak
Monday, 20th July 2020, 4:39 pm
Selkirk's pop-up shop plays host to a new environmental advice service from Monday, July 27.
Selkirk's pop-up shop plays host to a new environmental advice service from Monday, July 27.

Sustainable Selkirk, organised by local charity Selkirk Regeneration, will support learning about climate change, home energy costs, and sustainable travel.

Selkirk residents can book free home energy assessment visits, followed up with free personalised advice.

In the shop, which will be open from 10am-4pm on selected Mondays, will be two friendly faces, Kasha Jarosz and Iain McLachlan.

Kasha, who will deliver home energy saving advice, told us: “Thinking about energy use at home is important because it can not only save us money, but also have a big impact on our health.”

Iain will provide support on sustainable transport and climate issues.

He said: “Recently, lots of people have been out walking and cycling.

“We want to support this. Selkirk has great community involvement and spirit, and we’d love to hear from people.”

On these same Mondays, Souters will be able to drop off some hard-to-recycle items, which will be recycled by the Parish Church eco-group.

They include: unwanted or broken jewellery and watches, cameras, mobiles, iPods, iPads, satnavs and tablets, games consoles, unwanted currency, used stamps and postcards, crisp packets, biscuit and cracker wrappers, gently-worn bras, toothpaste tubes and old toothbrushes. So far, 80kg of goods have been diverted from landfill, and £190 raised for various charities.