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Many thanks to all those who came along to our Meet Up in January. It was great to catch up with the range of things that are happening in Killearn and to start to plan the new things we can all do to help make our village more Sustainable. An overview of each of the five themes we discussed is here:

Food,   Ecological,   Wellbeing,   Energy and Resource.

Have a look at see what changes you can make to become more Sustainable.  

What about buying your food from the online farmers market at Neighbourfood Balfron or volunteering at the Killearn Garden (see the Spring Killearn Courier or the village notice boards for details).  

Follow the David Attenborough’s Wild Isles on BBC1 and get inspired to help appreciate and safeguard our own wonderful natural heritage. Can you help with the planned Natural Heritage website for the village? If you can then please email heritage@kcfc.co.uk. Or if you have ideas about where we could sow more wildflowers to help local biodiversity, then please email enquiries@ontheverge.co.uk.

The Council have now passed their Pollinator Strategy but it will take local efforts to bring it to life. Join Cycling Killearn, join in local rides with fellow cyclists and if you haven’t got a bike you could even hire an e-bike – they always say that riding a bike is a skill you never forget.  

Some Killearn folk were in Fintry in early March when it hosted a Travelling Repair Workshop run by the Glasgow Repair Cafe. Could we run an event like this in Killearn?  We already have a SWISH clothes swap event scheduled for Friday 21 April. Hold the date and start planning your wardrobe refresh.

A new network of neighbouring villages to share ideas on sustainability is now up and running with Killearn, Balfron, Strathblane, Drymen, Buchlyvie, Aberfoyle and Gartmore all taking part. Follow Sustainable Killearn on this web page and on Facebook to find out more.

Better still see if there is something you can get involved with and help us all be more planet aware. There is so much that we could / should be doing to improve our sustainability. Killearn is a really great place to live, but we should be able to enjoy life here without it “costing the earth”. Let’s get together and make that happen.