The bonus of a monthly prize draw, the kids are getting the chance to win environmentally friendly goodies, donated by the local SEPA office. Environmental Protection Officers James Watson and Caroline Simmers have been involved in the project since it began. They are “greatly encouraged by the levels of knowledge and interest in recycling in primary age school children”. Fraserburgh’s Heritage Centre is an award-winning museum, and this latest display is aimed at educating visitors on 21st century conservation issues. We’re not just concerned with showing our past heritage, but also the legacy today’s society could be handing on to our descendants. SEPA staff who pledged to make small lifestyle changes for World Environment Day helped cut back on waste, reduce water and CO2.
Participants could then follow the progress of the pledges and find out the cumulative effect of their action. World Environment Day was established in 1972 and is hosted every year by a different city. 2005 was held in San Francisco, with a five-day programme of events. The project has also led to the Heritage Society establishing a working partnership with the Can-Do Community Recycling Project, which is regulated by the SEPA officers, by means of a registered exemption from waste licensing, and Fraserburgh’s Robertson Road Resource.
The Can-Do project was set up in 1989 by a group of people with disabilities who wanted to develop a recycling initiative. It decided to start recycling used drinks cans and is now recognised as a valuable resource that not only encourages and promotes recycling, but also promotes employment and vocational training for people with disabilities. Bathers at beaches in Scotland are benefiting during the summer from a pioneering electronic signage network launched by SEPA.
The network, at 10 beaches for 2005, is the first of its kind in Europe and provides real-time daily forecasts of water quality. It also supports the roll out of research into measures designed to minimise the risk of run-off from livestock farming. The pioneering signage programme goes hand in hand with SEPA website alerts and a telephone recorded information hotline. Read More: Edwards Realty-Motels – Conveyancing Costs