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Community Environmental and Recycling Awareness Day

Community Environmental and Recycling Awareness Day

  • 25 August 2022 12:00 pm
  • Belfast

Colin Neighbourhood Project and Tools for Solidarity are organising a Community Environmental and Recycling Awareness Day on Thursday 25th August, 12noon-3pm at Colin Town Square (next to the Dairy Farm, Stewartstown Road).  This event was created with Colin Men’s Shed following a three-week sustainability education programme with Tool for Solidarity earlier this year, which highlighted local solutions to global issues such as food waste, fast fashion and the climate crisis.

The aim of this event is to raise awareness in the local community on actions we can take to reduce waste and tackle the climate crisis, in our everyday lives.  With the cost of living rising and putting many people under financial pressure, we are also keen to highlight ways in which some of these waste reducing actions can help save money. We also hope this event will give people a bit of hope that there are practical actions we can take locally to help make a difference in tackling these huge environmental issues.

A wide range of community, voluntary, statutory and environmental organisations and groups are taking part in this free event, with information stalls and awareness raising activities on themes such as recycling, upcycling, growing your own food, nature conservation and more.   Come along and find out how you can get involved!

There will also be a chance to have damaged clothes repaired by volunteers from the Repair Cafe and broken sewing machines fixed by Tools for Solidarity (pre-booking essential by phoning CNP or emailing

People can also exchange pre-loved clothes at Footprints’ Wear and Share, pick up some wildflower seeds and sign up to a new Colin Pollinator Campaign with Colin Wildlife Group, take part in bike maintenance workshops with Sustrans, learn some tasty recipes for using up leftovers, get creative with nature and textile art activities, see demos on how to restore furniture or make planters out of waste wood and lots more! And on top of all of that, the Men’s Shed will be serving free home baking, which is always hard to resist!

The new Lord Mayor, Councillor Christina Black, will be launching the event.

If you have any queries, please contact or phone CNP on 028 9062 3813.

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