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The Salisbury Centre was looking to make the Centre sustainable both in financial and environmental aspects. The two visits they made were to learn more and exchange ideas about 3D printing and community growing and cooking with Transition Stirling and to hear about how Climate Friendly Aberlady went about installing energy efficient measures in an older community building.
Transition Stirling are engaged in 3d printing to create replacement parts to avoid items being discarded and new replacements purchased. They are also looking at processes to recycle plastic as input to the 3d printing process. The Salisbury Centre are hoping to do something similar. Transition Stirling have run Grow, Cook, Eat projects and the Salisbury Centre are hoping to do the same with their community.
Climate Friendly Aberlady had recently done a project to add energy efficient measures to an old building and the Salisbury Centre hoped to do the same.
The Salisbury Centre used the information obtained in both visits for various funding applications, including a successful application to CCF which included funding to replace all of the Centre’s windows with SNH approved-for-heritage-buildings SlimlLite double glazed windows. They also used information obtained about the grow cook eat projects as input to the same CCF application and have been running related activities in the Centre garden.
Scottish Community Alliance has reconfigured the Community Learning Exchange (CLE) programme so that it can be delivered virtually. If you would like to apply to the funding, please visit the Community Learning Exchange page.