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Recycle Week 2017 runs from Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October and we’d love you to join our team of Waste Warriors.

Recycle Week is the UK’s annual recycling week, aiming to get everyone recycling more items more often by raising awareness of the benefits and dispelling some of the myths that still surround recycling. Over the course of the week Zero Waste Scotland will be encouraging people from all over the country to become waste warriors and do their bit by recycling as much as they can.

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A drive to get children out to play has been launched. The year-long campaign, “Away and Play”, is powered by Inspiring Scotland. It will highlight the benefits of free and unstructured play in encouraging imagination, promoting risk-taking, improving health and helping children collaborate.

Research published in the academic journal Early Education and Development is part of a growing body of research on the subject. This has shown that children with higher levels of active outdoor play had improved cognition which resulted in better academic performance in reading and mathematics.

These findings are supported by evidence from Inspiring Scotland’s Active Play programme, which currently works with primary schools in Glasgow in partnership with Glasgow City Council, through which class teachers have reported greater alertness and focus from children following active outdoor play sessions.

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Do you cycle in Glasgow? Do you care about the future of our cycling infrastructure? Then GlasgowCycleInfraDay is for you.

The campaign is returning to the city on Friday 8 September and with your help we can make this year even more successful.

The idea is a simple one: use Twitter to record “a day in the life of Glasgow’s cycle lanes”.  A look at the good, the bad and the simply absent cycling infrastructure over 24 hours. On Twiiter you can follow @CycleInfraDay or use the hashtag #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17

Getting involved is even simpler still. Just grab your camera and if you see any cycling infrastructure you think is worth recording just take a photo and Tweet it with this year’s hashtag – #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 – Say where it is and why you’re including it, and you’re done.

Not going to be cycling on Friday 8 September?  That’s okay – you don’t have to be on a bike to take part, you only need to be in and around Glasgow.

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The Hands Up Scotland Survey looks at how pupils across Scotland travel to school and is the largest national dataset on school travel.  The 2017 survey will take place from Monday 11 until Friday 15 September with schools selecting one day to carry out the survey.

Each September, schools across Scotland complete the survey in class by asking their pupils ‘How do you normally travel to school?’. Local authority officers distribute the survey to schools and return pupil responses to Sustrans for collation, analysis and reporting.

The results provide a valuable annual snapshot of school travel and are used by Sustrans, Transport Scotland and other groups to inform policy areas, monitor trends in school travel over time, and provide information relevant to a variety of health, transport and education initiatives.

For more information about the Hands Up Scotland survey please visit the Sustrans website where you can also download all the information for the 2017 survey. You can see the headline results from 2016 below.

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SCIAF have launched a campaign for clean energy called Powering our common home.

Across Scotland, more than 5000 SCIAF supporters have shown their support for the campaign which calls on MSPs to make sure that Scotland’s energy policy is in line with the needs of the poorest communities overseas.

Climate change is already pushing many of the people SCIAF works with into poverty and time is running out to keep global warming below the dangerous tipping point of 1.5 degrees.

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The Get Glasgow Moving Campaign are holding a local election hustings event from 7-9pm on Wednesday 26 April at Renfield St Stephen’s Centre, 260 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JP.

They are also asking people to sign their petition calling on the Council and other key stakeholders to deliver a world-class, fully-integrated & accessible, publicly-owned, public transport network for everyone in our city.

“Investing in public transport is essential for expanding our city’s economy, addressing inequality and social isolation, reducing toxic levels of air pollution and tackling climate change.”

So take a minute and sign the petition now!

The European Cycling Challenge 2017 is the biggest cycling event across Europe. The idea is to encourage people to use their bikes as much as possible. It’s about everyday cycling for everyone.

ALL cycling is permitted with the exception of sporting and training events. Whether you are cycling all the way to work, to the station, going to the shops or just enjoying being out on your bike, we want you to take part and record your routes to help improve cycling across the Clyde Valley.

Last year, 52 cities, including Glasgow, joined the Challenge. Over 46,000 people cycled four million kilometres (4,000,000 km) during the month of May. Glasgow finished a respectable 18th with 72,000km recorded with the Glasgow boundary but recorded over 127,750 km in total.

Once again the We Go Pedal team will be pedalling for victory. Last year the We Go Pedal team, which was part of Team Glasgow, had 11 members and thanks to our combined efforts we cycled a total of 1268 kms and we came 14th out of all 74 sub-teams that made up Team Glasgow! So we need more people to sign up to the team!

To join Team We Go Pedal you need to:

  • Download the naviki app
  • Go to Settings > Contests > ECC2017
  • Click the button “I’m Participating” to opt in
  • Click on My Teams, Select “Glasgow City Region”
  • Click on My Teams, Select “Other”, scroll down to “We Go Pedal”

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
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40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
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