Secret Penguin Competition

Colony of miniature penguins descends on Scotland Pocket a Penguin today – Save the Human tomorrow. A colony of climate-refugee penguins set off from Scotland’s capital on a brave mission to carry their message of ‘Save the Human’ across the country.
The pocket-sized model penguins are launching a competition with Friends of the Earth Scotland to call on all politicians to pass a strong Scottish Climate Change Bill.
Fifty of the threatened birds are heading to secret locations around the country, five
to the Falkirk area, and are to be found splashing in city centre fountains, enjoying
scenic vistas from on high, or pronouncing their message in busy high streets.
Those lucky enough to befriend a penguin – all individually named – can log onto
www.pocketapenguin.org.uk to find out more about the penguins’ plight - and our own.
They will also have the opportunity to enter a fabulous prize for a bicycle worth £300 from
the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative’s ‘Revolution’ range.


Bowhouse Primary welcome and new champion and make tetrapak wallets

Local CREW champion Lissa gave her first ever public workshop to 26 primary school children in Grangemouth with the help of another group member. The highly enthusiastic eight-year olds proudly showed off their latest project of cars make entirely from scrap. The CREW champions were impressed with their imagination and the wide range of materials used, including remote controls, cars full of shopping and exhaust pipes made from drinking straws.
The kids then split into two teams to see who were the best wicked wasters and who were the SMART (save money and reduce trash) shoppers. The workshop was rounded off with the class making their own wallets from used tetrapak juice cartons. This activity is new on the agenda this year and certainly went down a storm with them as the wallets were quickly filled with dinner money just in time for the lunch break bell.

For more information to request a CREW workshop contact Norman Philip by email. click here.