10 prizes are up for grabs for the winners of our 'Pass the Planet' photo competition! There are a variety of categories to enter, so send us your best photos for a chance to have your photo on display at our 2018 Annual Gathering as well as a prize! 📸 Follow the link for full details, including Ts&Cs: http://www.ecocongregationscotland.org/get-inv…/competition/
Three eco-congregations have received grants from the latest round of the Climate Challenge Fund. Congratulations to all of you and we look forward to hearing about the progress of your projects. Granton Parish Church (Church of Scotland) Granton Parish Church's Granton Goes Greener project will improve energy efficiency at the Granton Parish Church buildings by installing double glazing, insulation and LED lighting. [ 334 more words ]
From the congregation of Dunblane Cathedral: Here in Dunblane we are preparing, with the Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Scouts, Girls Brigade and Boys Brigade, to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday 24th March from 8 -9.30 pm. Earth Hour is a global celebration, started by WWF, taking place annually where hundreds of millions of people across the world switch off their lights, organise events and think about ways they can take action to protect our planet. [ 108 more words ]
ACT Alliance has published a new toolkit to support climate change advocacy at national and regional level: Towards the Ambitious Implementation of the Paris Agreement: A Toolkit for National Level Advocacy, which you can download here. This toolkit has been designed to elaborate on the Paris Agreement, offer faith based perspective to key climate change policy areas, and provide practical and strategic approaches to climate change advocacy. [ 92 more words ]
We are just posting award plaques to ten lucky congregations. To find out how your congregation can apply for an award click here.
A new video from Katharine Hayhoe, who spoke at our Edinburgh Network event last year. Further videos are available on her YouTube channel here.
Sometimes the countryside takes our breath away! The rural land use category is about where you find your wilderness. Managed or otherwise! http://www.ecocongregationscotland.org/get-inv…/competition/
From Friends of the Earth Scotland: Glasgow Council has just revealed their proposals to tackle the city’s toxic air pollution. But their Low Emission Zone plan is desperately weak and will do almost nothing to fix this public health crisis. LEZs are also planned for Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen so it is vital for everyone that Glasgow sets high standards. [ 137 more words ]
Ann Bethune of Selkirk Parish Church writes: Traidcraft recently received nearly £70 from Selkirk Parish Church – mostly from old and broken jewellery and watches! How does this work? Traidcraft Exchange works with Recycling For Good Causes, who can turn unwanted currency, jewellery, watches, cameras, old mobiles and used stamps into vital funds. It is very straightforward. At church, we have a box where people put their old, broken or unwanted items. [ 86 more words ]
Shrub has started a new project to make central Edinburgh a Zero Waste Town!
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Murrayfield Churches Together event for Earth Hour, Saturday 24th March 2018. #promisefortheplanet #earthhouruk
This year, WWF Earth Hour is looking for people to make a "promise for the planet". You can choose from a number of changes. Click here to make your pledge. If your congregation is organising an event for Earth Hour please contact us and let us know. Photographs of your event would be helpful too. A toolkit is available for download here.
Want to know more about the Faith Action for Nature project we've been working on? Browse the website for links to our Frequently Asked Questions. https://faithactionfornature.org/…/frequently-asked-questi…/
Join Local Energy Scotland at the CARES Conference 2018, 18-19 April at The Corinthian, Glasgow to explore the big opportunities for community and local energy in Scotland’s changing energy landscape. Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy will give a keynote speech on day one of the conference, which focuses on new approaches to the challenges posed in meeting Scotland’s 2030 targets. [ 90 more words ]
Sometimes you see a plant poking out of a pavement slab, or a fern growing out of a gutter? Nature has a way of colonising urban areas in the simplest of ways. Capture a photo and send it in to our photo competition. http://www.ecocongregationscotland.org/get-inv…/competition/