From the BBC: Scientists have found levels of microplastic pollution on beaches around Scapa Flow in Orkney are similar to those in industrialised areas like the Forth and Clyde. Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 beaches on Hoy and the Orkney mainland. Some plastic is believed
Category Archives: Orkney
Resource Efficient Scotland have teamed up with Orkney Islands Council, Orkney Zero Waste and Orkney Food and Drink to help businesses in Orkney reduce food waste, boost profits and do their bit for the environment and local community. Orkney Food Waste Prevention Week includes a food waste prevention training workshop, a ‘Love Your Haggis’ cooking
Join us in welcoming our latest registration, Stromness Church of Scotland Parish Church, who signed up as our most recent Eco-Congregation! Here’s where they are! We look forward to hearing what they get up to in 2017!
On Sunday 24th July members of Shapinsay Church were awarded their first Eco award by Orkney resident Mark Kirkbride, a trustee of Eco-congregation Scotland. Mark commented: “This award is in recognition of the significant steps that members of Shapinsay church have taken to reduce their carbon footprint and working with the Shapinsay school on environmental
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
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
Adrian Shaw’s report from the visit of the baton to Orkney is now available here.