Month: March 2021


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March 2021

Green Shoots

Our countryside and gardens are wakening up from their Winter sleep and starting to show off their beauty. The longer nights and the lockdown restrictions were a real challenge for many but seeing lighter mornings and feeling some warmth in the sun is a sign that our gardens, parks, countryside in general are about to burst into life. It is well known that getting outside into nature can really help boost our mood and, taking cognisance of covid restrictions, we have so many great places in Kincardine and Mearns to visit. Getting out into the garden and ‘pottering’ or just sitting and enjoying nature’s sounds can really help our mental health. So, in this bulletin we look at how we can get the best from our countryside and learn new things along the way, gardening tips and general wellbeing news to help us enjoy the ‘green shoots’ of recovery.

Click on the link below to find out all the great things on offer from services and our partners in K & M helping to keep us well.

Live Life Aberdeenshire

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If you want to dig a little deeper into greener living after the Home Energy Scotland sessions, saving the planet and saving your pocket, take a look at “The (Almost) Zero-Waste Guide” by Melanie Mannarino in Live Life Aberdeenshire’s Digital Library. 

Published in January this year, the guide gives readers 100 tips to be less wasteful without making drastic changes in your habits.  Erin Rhoad’s 2019 “Waste Not Everyday” has 365 easy changes for people wo aren’t ready to go totally plastic-free yet but want a life with less waste.  In our RB Digital e-magazines collection, we have “The Eco Living Book” that can help you to discover alternative energy, lighting, water, heating and recycling for your home, make the rooms in your house more eco-friendly, and learn how to grow your own food and go organic. 

When we can give access to our physical stock again, we’ve also some books for request on improving the energy efficiency of your home including retrofitting for old houses.

Using your library is a great part of your resolve to Reduce and Reuse.  Don’t forget, you can join online now and get free access to borrow, download and read.  You can also get help by telephoning 01467 532929 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm.