Posted : 21 September 2023

Running alongside the wider Scottish Climate Week, from 25th September – 1st October, Dundee Climate Week is set to culminate in a day of celebrations on Saturday 30th, as City Square plays host to Re:City: Reimagine, Remake, Reconnect.

Designed to bring Dundee residents together with a day of free activities, information presentations and performances, Re:City will run from 10am-4pm with hands-on workshops, live music from Kate Nicoll and Esperi, Loose Parts Play from ScrapAntics and the opportunity for attendees to speak with Home Energy Scotland representatives who will be on-hand to give advice on available funding which covers everything from home improvements, using renewables and insulation, to eBikes.

Inspired by Scotland’s Climate Week, the day has been designed for everyone to enjoy. Those looking to enjoy a hands-on activity or two will be able enjoy masterclasses with ReBoutique who will be creating DIY beauty products, as well as with Transition Dundee, who will be celebrating all things textile repair, guiding participants in how to hem, fix fabric holes, and even make curtains! Those looking for a creative outlet will be able to get stuck into the sustainable floristry courses which will be run from local florist Branches and All.

MVV Environment Baldovie will be in City Square, with an unmissable game based on recycling, with free tote bags for the first 100 participants which will be filled with goodies from Zero Waste Scotland, and Dundee City Council will also have giveaways for visitors to enjoy. There will also be the opportunity to pick up a brochure for The University of Dundee’s Festival of the Future and engage with Dundee City Council’s Countrypark Rangers until 1pm.

Dr. Bike will be offering both a tune-up for regular cycle commuters and an opportunity for those who are considering cycling to work to get their bike safely on the road, whilst the Dundee Cycle Hub will have eCargo bike rides to enjoy as well as offering advice on walking and cycling here in Dundee, and the British Transport Police Scotland will be in City Square to mark bikes.

There will also be the opportunity to have an impact on the future of Dundee – The Eden Project will be holding consultations throughout the day, as well as displaying their newest designs for Dundee.

Green-fingered visitors will be well catered for – representatives from The Maxwell Community Centre and Garden as well as the Dundee Community Growers Network, whilst Campy Growers will be there with activities around growing your own food from seed to plate. University of Dundee Botanic Garden will be in attendance to share about their latest community outreach projects and how to get involved.

Speaking about the event,  Convener of the Climate, Environment and Diversity committee Heather Anderson said: "I am so looking forward to Re:City: Reimagine, Remake, Reconnect taking over City Square.

"Our city is one which places sustainability and climate change at the heart of our day-to-day operations, and I hope that everyone who takes part in the event not only has a wonderful time but also learns valuable skills which they can take forward and use in their day-to-day lives.’

Councillor Steven Rome, Convener of the Fair Work, Economic Growth and Infrastructure committee, said: "It’s a fantastic opportunity for Dundonians to enjoy a day of free fun which places sustainability at the heart of the operations. It’s wonderful to see so many local groups and businesses getting involved, and the opportunity to learn more about what we can look forward to with the Eden Project shouldn’t be missed!"