FOOD DRIVE North East College – Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate Aberdeen

Please donate to the Food Drive. All donations will be delivered to Aberdeen Cyrenians, which is a local homeless charity . Leaflets and other information available at the stall that will also inform you how to save money and the environment through your efforts to reduce household foodwaste!!!!

Love Food Hate Waste -The 5w’s!!

Who?

If you are a community based organisation and have people who may benefit from learning new cooking skills with an aim to save money and become more creative in reducing their own food waste.

What?

We are currently ‘recruiting’ groups for our Love Food Hate Waste campaign. Our courses are free and ask for a minimum of 4 to participate.  The courses are needs led and can be from training staff members to be able to cascade to their beneficiaries, how to reduce food waste, to running a cooking session with a group of people to teach how to save money by using leftovers. We are also looking for volunteers to join the cause!!!

Why?

… Because in Scotland alone we waste around 600,000 tonnes of food per year. A good example being the amound of bacon and bread we throw out yearly could provide every resident in Scotland with a bacon buttie once a week for the whole year. We aim to promote a message as wide as we can to help our communities reduce their household food waste.

Where?

Our community kitchen on Poynernook Road being the first option. However a functioning kitchen in a community location will be fine for us to come along and run LFHW groups.

When and How?

To discuss further please contact IDuncan@cfine.org

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Don’t Spend, Mend

Textiles and Clothing – It costs to replace clothing but costs little to repair. 

CFINE are happy to announce our new project under Zero Waste Scotland. Don’t Spend, Mend will be rolling out between now and Christmas 2016. To start we had a Fashion Friday last week seeing some loved garments being saved.

Want to get involved and save some money saving decent clothes in the process? Do you have a group of people in mind who may benefit from a workshop to learn the basics or the advanced? If so please register your interest to IDuncan@cfine.org

Please note that courses/tuition will be offered on a first come first served basis

Some notable examples from Fashion Friday 16th September:

This jumper was ready for the bin with a ripped seam under the arm and a moth hole on the front…  which took about 10 mins!!!! – See if you can spot the repair?

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Full Cashmere retro Jacket from the 80’s which cost £7.50 from a charity shop – being chopped down to fit the owner !

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A well loved but seriously ripped buffalo mountain shirt. Sleeves being un-salvageable , the shirt will be turned into a body warmer, saving some tears as it never got as far as the bin!

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