We are delighted to announce that RGU Go Green has once again been awarded funding from the Keep Scotland Beautiful Climate Change Fund for £145,093 (including £14, 562 from European Regional Development Fund) for 2017/18. This is excellent news for the team and everyone involved and we are delighted that the project will be able to continue for another year.
So welcome to RGU Revolve!
RGU Union believes in second chances, and that goes for clothes, electricals, bikes and household items also. We see a massive amount of items go to landfill every year come the end of term, and we want to educate, teach and inform our community about the creative ways in which we can make the most of these everyday items. The RGU:Revolve project will run a series of workshops, curate a design space, operate swap-shops and outreach sessions throughout our community, building a culture of re-use as we go that will have a positive impact for years to come. Whether it’s on the catwalk, behind a sewing machine, or in the bike workshop, we’ve got an opportunity for you to get involved and make a difference to your community, your city, and your planet.
What we are going to do in 2017/18:
- Clothes Swap Shop – Give those unwanted but perfectly good clothes a new lease of life with the GoGreen swap shop and workshop. We’ll be running a series of workshops on how to repair and re-use those clothes that need a little love to get them out of the back of the wardrobe and worn with pride.
- Household Swap Shop – It happens every year, that mad dash to get out of halls and dispose of all the stuff that you’ve managed to accumulate over the year. We’re here to help with our collection service that’ll pick up your useable items and sort them for somebody else to use the following year.
- Bicycle Workshop – The newly created Bike Pad will be ramped up to include qualified mechanics and more opening hours to allow for more bikes to be given a new lease of life. We aim to get bikes back on the road that would normally be scrapped, whilst continuing to help others keep their bikes in working order. We will also be starting an exciting collaboration with Streetsport to encourage the next generation to get on their bikes and increase their bike maintenance skills.
- Veg Bag Plus – If you haven’t already heard about our Organic Veg Bag scheme, where have you been! We’re expanding this year to offer delivery to halls of residence via our low-carbon cargo bike.
We can't wait to kickstart all of this come April and we hope you'll join in just like before!