Creative Sustainable Futures is a new project for Shetland Arts. It’s a series of initiatives designed to grow the circular economy in Shetland, supporting sustainability, creativity and skill-sharing: Shetland Tool Library, Community Repaint, Dye Garden & Kitchen and Community Workshop.

Creative Sustainable Futures will provide community outreach and education opportunities across a range of creative disciplines.

If you would like to be involved with Creative Sustainable futures, we'd love to hear from you - sign up here!

A circular economy involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible.

Around four fifths (80%) of Scotland’s carbon footprint comes from all the goods, materials and services which we produce, use and often throw out after just one use. This is the single greatest cause of the climate crisis... Carbon savings can be still achieved by accelerating the transition to a circular economy and eliminating the generation of waste in the first place. Waste prevention will not only help us to slash our carbon impacts but also reach the 15% national waste reduction target by 2025.*

Creative Sustainable Futures has been made possible through generous funding from the Scottish Government’s Community Led Local Development Fund via The Shetland Local Action Group.

If you’d like to volunteer to help us with Creative Sustainable Futures we’d love to hear from you…

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*Source: Zero Waste Scotland