Category Archives: Borders

Central Borders network meeting

The next EcoCongregation Central Borders Network meeting will be on Thursday 13th September commencing at 7.30 pm.  Kindly hosted by Hawick Baptist Church the venue will be The Well, Bourtree Terrace, TD9 9HN; it’s suggested that we park by Morrisons and walk up. AGENDA Welcome, introductions and apologies New Members Greener Borders Winter Talks 2018/19 Reports

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Eco-congregation divests from oil and gas

Following the vote at the Church of Scotland General Assembly to continue with the policy of “engagement” with oil and gas companies, despite 2 years of this policy having little or no effect, Selkirk Parish Church, as an eco-congregation, has decided to withdraw its funds from the Church of Scotland Growth Fund (which currently invests

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Climate Action Workshops from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

These workshops will provide information about the Stop Climate Chaos CLimate Bill campaign and equip you with the knowledge and skills to take action. We hope attendees will feel inspired to take the message that we need a strong climate act onto their streets, communities and to their representatives. In partnership with Take One Action,

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Recycling for Good Causes

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

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Scottish Government launches public consultation on its Draft Fuel Poverty Strategy.

The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation on its Draft Fuel Poverty Strategy and is looking for the views of community organisations. To help local community groups to create and submit effective individual responses to the consultation, Home Energy Scotland is running a free workshop in Galashiels on the evening of 17 January. Participants

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