Funding Boost Grows Vertical Gardens in Schools

An educational greenspace initiative that plans to bring unique green spaces to Scottish schools has been rewarded £5,000 of funding from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Ideas Fund 2016 to help bring it to life.

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2016 CSGN Forum Delegate Survey

Following the 2016 CSGN Forum, a short survey was sent out to delegates to gain feedback on how they found the event. This information is used to help us continue to develop future events.

This year we decided to do things a little differently with a change of venue type, allocating more time for networking and holding more mobile break-out sessions and site tours. We have been very encouraged by the positive feedback we’ve been receiving informally, and so we were pleased to see that the survey feedback echoes much of what we were being told.

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Greenspace Funding

Applications open for transformational green initiatives in the central belt.

Green projects can bid for a share of £400,000 to enhance woodlands and green infrastructure, boost active travel and encourage community growing.

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has confirmed the latest phase of Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) funding is now open for bids.

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CSGN Baseline Update 2015

This report is an update of the 2010 Baseline Report in 2011. It is the first of our intended five yearly reviews of the key indicators. These indicators were selected through consultation with data providers and CSGN partners. The suitability of the indicators was reviewed with assistance of this group and subsequently ratified in 2014.

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Central Scotland Green Network Unveils ‘Growing Awareness’ Book

Europe’s largest greenspace initiative, the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN), has just released a visionary book which brings together the views of leading experts from across the globe, to inspire the transformation of central Scotland for future generations.

‘Growing Awareness - How green consciousness can change perceptions and places’ edited by Professor Brian Evans, Head of Urbanism at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA), and Sue Evans, Head of Development at CSGN, focuses on the landscape and physical environment of cities and regions today and in the future. 

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16-Year-Old Scottish Film Maker Set to Follow in the Footsteps of John Muir

A 16-year-old Scottish film maker is set to follow in the footsteps of John Muir as he creates a short film on the world renowned environmentalist.

Zeki Basan, from Speyside, is planning to walk all 134 miles of the John Muir Way and make a short film of his experiences to inspire others to make the journey and learn a little bit more about the nature around them.

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