Category Archives: East-Lothian

Interested in becoming an assessor?

Have you ever considered becoming an assessor for our new eco-awards?  Perhaps you would like to join our volunteer team.  Volunteer assessors work in pairs to read award applications, then visit a congregation to discuss the application in a friendly and supportive way.  It’s a great way to find out what other eco-congregations are up to.

If you are interested, why not come along to a no-commitment award assessor training workshop to find out what is involved?  The next workshop has been arranged for Wednesday 4th September, 7 – 9pm, in the Robertson Room, St. Anne’s Parish Church, Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

Places limited, so booking essential – please contact David Bethune, coordinator@ecocongregationscotland.org to book a place.

Groundswell Rising, a film about fracking on tour in Scotland.

Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air And Water, the new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures, captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation. They stand together, challenging a system that promotes profit over health. We meet mothers, fathers, scientists, doctors, farmers and people from all sides of the political spectrum taking a hard look at energy extraction techniques not proven to be safe. With the Oil and Gas industry’s expansion of fracking seen as a moral issue, this provocative documentary tracks a people’s movement, a groundswell rising towards reason and sensitivity, to protect life, today and tomorrow.

For further information about the film please visit:

http://groundswellrising.com/

Here is where you can see the film :

Saturday 27th February 7-10pm Dunbar Town House, High Street, Dunbar EH42 1ER
Wednesday 2nd March 7-9pm Room G.04, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh
Thursday 3rd March 7-9.30pm Dalkeith Miners Welfare Club, Woodburn Rd, Dalkeith EH22 2AT
Friday 4th March Evening North Berwick – venue to be confirmed.
Saturday 5th March 2-4pm The Station Hotel, 92 Station Road, Shotts ML7 4BJ
Saturday 5th March Evening, Glasgow – venue to be confirmed
Sunday 6th March 7 – 9pm Trinity Church, Falkirk, FK1 1JN

Exciting new developments from the Local Networks Seminar 2015 – Report now available!

The 2015 Local Networks Seminar took place in Dunblane on Saturday 26th September. This year the main themes discussed at the Seminar have been used to propose an exciting new way of providing web-based resources, which can be downloaded and printed out to encourage more participation in our congregations.

After considering what other resources are available, the ECS Board now plans to invite individuals / congregations / networks, with the relevant experience and expertise, to contribute to developing and writing the new resources.

Local Networks Seminar Report 2015  also lists a whole host of topics and speakers from networks all around the country (see Appendix 3). If you are not already involved in a network, take a look and see what you might be missing! Everyone is welcome at network meetings – you don’t have to be from a registered congregation. Full information about your local network can be found here.

Presentation from John Ferguson of EcoideaM Ltd now available to download

Presentation given by John Ferguson from EcoideaM Ltd on 26th September at the Local Networks Seminar. A full report of the day will follow.

The presentation can be downloaded in PowerPoint format here: Eco Congregation Seminar Dunblane 260915

Calling all Eco-Congregations.

We have been asked by the Scottish Government to find a congregation who could exhibit a display of their Eco-Congregation work and man a stall at an event they are organising prior to the Paris conference. The event takes place on 18th November in Edinburgh. If your congregation is close enough to Edinburgh and would be able to put on a display during the day we would love to hear from you.