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Guest Blog: Bringing nature into the DNA of decision-making to build resilient communities

Canadian municipalities must innovate to address at least three major, interconnected issues now and over the coming years. 

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Isle of Bute becomes a Zero Waste island

Scotland’s second Zero Waste Town was launched today thanks to the financial and practical backing of a national waste reduction campaign led by Zero Waste Scotland.

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East Renfrewshire Council launched their ‘Think Green’ campaign on the 1st September 2015, encouraging their residents to join them in promoting sustainability and taking action on environmental issues.

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Keep Scotland Beautiful's Community Development Team is launching four new initiatives to engage individuals, communities and organisations in sustainable development – Adopt-a-Garden, Bee Diverse, Tasty Spaces and Young Reporters Scoland. The Team works with a wide range of individuals, groups and organisations across Scotland, and aims to help communities re-engage...

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A&DS September Newsletter

See the Architecture and Design Scotland September newsletter here

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One-third of shares sold in bid to make Portpatrick Harbour community-owned

THE first community-owned harbour in Scotland is a step closer to become a reality after one-third of its shares were sold in three days.

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STA - The Pulse

See "The Pulse" latest news features here

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Phil Prentice on the John Beattie show

Listen in to our very own Phil Prentice on the BBC John Beattie show.

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Programme for Government 2015-16

The Government’s Programme for Scotland 2015-16. The document sets out the legislation for the coming year, as well as summarising the Scottish Government's key achievements and main goals for the future - both legislative and non-legislative.

1 Introduction And Summary

2 A Stronger And Fairer Scotland

3 A Strong, Sustainable Economy

4 Protecting And Reforming Our Public Services

5 Strengthening Our Communities

6 The Scottish Government’s Legislative Programme


SURF's September e-bulletin

This month, SURF hope you will: nominate a project for the 2015 SURF Awards; read about the new appointments to the SURF Board of Directors; book places at the SURF Awards Presentation Dinner; browse the 2016 Manifesto voting outcomes from the 2015 Annual Conference; and get something useful out of the latest regeneration news.

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