Calling all women and non-binary people! Are you interested in bikes and cycling? Never cycled but want to? The Wee Spoke Hub is bringing together interested women & nb folk to create a new project around women and bikes.
Ever felt like you weren’t represented in the cycling world? More
Ollie Nathan – Project Co-ordinator (job share)
After 5 years of volunteering at the SHRUB in various capacities, Ollie Nathan is now in post (Job share with Winna) as the Project Coordinator role for the new Zero Waste Towns Project. This means keeping up a healthy community and making sure the administration and finance is in order. Ollie holds a masters in Global Health and Policy following her interest in ‘getting to the root’ of issues and acts to support those around her to use cooperative ways of working to reach their personal and social potentials (ask more for details :-)). Key interests include new economy, Processwork, and Music. More
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Christmas- the most cheery time of the year, is sadly also the period in which the UK produces the most waste. Each year we throw away enough wrapping paper to go around the equator nine times. More
We have won two awards!
Green Gown Award SHRUB won for Enterprise & Climate Challenge Funds Award for the Waste Category. This was the first ever Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) Awards. CCF stated that “the project, led by the student community, was recognised for its collaborative approach to helping build a low carbon circular economy in the heart of the city.” SHRUB’s members have worked tirelessly to create an inclusive governance structure that is largely volunteer led, drawing in the community to combat waste in Edinburgh. A Board member, Olivia Nathan, said she was ‘so pleased that their hard work on the co- operative governance had been recognised’, commenting that she was welling up when she and David Somervell – a fellow SHRUB member and volunteer – accepted the award. More
What do the Board Do?
The Board is a necessary component of all co-operatives. The role of the board is to collectively ensure the long-term success of SHRUB in accordance with its values and with the International Co-operative Alliance Statement on Co-operative Identity. The Board is appointed by and accountable to the members who own and control the SHRUB co-operative. The Board represents the membership, making business decisions the interests of members. The Board acts as the custodian of the SHRUB’s assets to safeguard the organisation for the future. More
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In case you’ve managed to miss all the aggressive advertising , Friday 24th of November, is Black Friday. One of the biggest shopping days in the year, retailers have prepped and primed for months, coming up with the best ways to get us to consume things we don’t need and don’t really want. Black Friday is not a good deal, for the consumers or makers of the products that fill sale shelves. More
Shrub’s Food Sharing Volunteers are integral to the operation of redistributing leftover food from businesses.
On Wednesday 23rd November, the Shrub Swap & Reuse Hub Cooperative will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM). At this meeting, members of the Coop will have the opportunity to vote on who will form the new Board of Directors.
Members are able to put themselves forward for election, either by turning up in person on the night or by filling in this form. It’s really helpful if you’re able to fill in the form in advance.
Here are the candidates who have already filled in the application form: More