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CSGN Development Fund Provides Funding Boost of £355,000 to Central Scotland Green Projects

Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) today (2 May 2018) announced that 14 environmental projects across Central Scotland have benefitted from a green funding boost totalling over £355,000.

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Development Fund supports trees, woodlands and green infrastructure, encourages community growing and promotes active travel to help transform the quality of life for people living and working in the area.

A total of 14 projects have been awarded covering East Ayrshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire in the west and Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian in the east.

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Launch of CSGN Annual Forum - ‘Children, Young People + Greenspace = A Healthy Equation’

The importance of greenspace for young people is set to be highlighted in the annual Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Forum.

‘Children, Young People + Greenspace = A Healthy Equation’ will be held at Glasgow Caledonian University on Thursday 14 June and will feature world-renowned experts including the multi-award-winning landscape architect, Adam White and architect Hanna Johansson, who has been instrumental in creating the vision to transform Billund into Denmark’s Capital of Children.

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£3 million for central belt tree planting

Funding for tree planting schemes in the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) area has been trebled as woodland creation activity reaches unprecedented levels.

Currently, around 2,500ha of woodland creation activity, about the same size as East Kilbride, is being planned for this year. If all the projects come to fruition as expected, it will be the highest tree planting level in the area since 1999.

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CSGN Launches Inaugural Young Persons Travel Grant

The High Line in New York, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the Bosco Verticale in Milan are just some of the world-renowned examples of green infrastructure which are already being used to inspire the development of similar projects in Central Scotland.

Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) has launched its inaugural Travel Grant to fund three young people to visit anywhere in the world to learn more about green infrastructure projects like these and to bring the knowledge back to the Central Belt.

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CSGNT Appoints Head of Strategic Development

The Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Deryck Irving as its new Head of Strategic Development. Deryck replaces Sue Evans who will retire in 2018.

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Visionary Book Focusing on New Paradigms for Landscapes Highly Commended at Prestigious Awards

The visionary book capturing the learning from Europe’s largest greenspace initiative, Central Scotland Green Network, has been highly commended at the prestigious Landscape Institute Awards.

‘Growing Awareness - How green consciousness can change perceptions and places’ edited by Professor Brian Evans, Head of Urbanism at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA), and Sue Evans, Head of Development at CSGN, brings together a significant research effort by the Central Scotland Green Network Trust and the Glasgow Urban Laboratory at the Glasgow School of Art together with contributions of leading experts from across the globe, to inspire the transformation change for future generations through green infrastructure.

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Local communities encouraged to get planting for pollinators

Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) is working with Buglife Scotland, local schools and communities to help transform the John Muir Way into a rich habitat for pollinators.

The Planting for Pollinators along the John Muir Way project aims to help create wildflower areas along the route of the John Mur Way and within 3km either side, by encouraging local schools and communities to plant mini meadows that will help provide foraging environments for pollinating bees, hoverflies and other insects as well as homes for additional wildlife.

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