This is the latest news from the Aberdeen Eco-Congregation network.
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Our newest, and 431st, eco-congregation is King’s Community Church in Aberdeen. You can find out more about them here. Please join us in welcoming them to the Eco-Congregation movement.
Over the next few months, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland will be out across Scotland with their members putting on Climate Action Workshops which you can get involved in! These free to attend workshops are an exciting opportunity to meet others interested in climate change, get to know more about this years Climate Bill and to find out how you can get involved in campaigning.
SCCS are also delighted to be working in partnership with Take One Action at some of these workshops to bring you a screening of Not Without Us, a film following frontline activists in the fight against climate change. Check the event page of the workshop near you to find out if there will be a screening and how to get tickets.
More workshop dates and locations will be added over the next few weeks so keep checking the website for our up to date list. You can register for tickets at the confirmed dates so far by following the links below:
Selkirk – Thursday 26th April
Edinburgh – Sunday 3rd June
Dundee – Sunday 10th June
Inverness – Sunday 17th June
Irvine – Saturday 23rd June
St. Andrews – Friday 27th April
Aberdeen – Saturday 9th June
Glasgow – Saturday 16th June
Dumfries – Saturday 23rd June
Stirling – Sunday 24th June
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, the workshops in Edinburgh (3rd June), Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Inverness, Dumfries & Stirling will be followed by a screening of Not Without Us – following frontline activists in the fight against climate change for a subsidised cost of just £4!There are nine workshops which you can register for today:Selkirk, Selkirk Parish Church Hall – 26th April 2018Continue reading →
Edinburgh, Grassmarket Project – Sunday 3rd June
Aberdeen, Belmont Filmhouse – Saturday 9th June
Dundee, CCA – Sunday 10th June
Glasgow, Renfield St. Stephens – Saturday 16th June
Inverness, Eden Court – Sunday 17th June
Dumfries, The Stove – Saturday 23rd June
Stirling, Codebase – 24th June
In addition to recently awarding our first Gold award to Carlops Parish Church we have recently awarded three other Church of Scotland Congregations:
Stonehaven Parish Church – their 2nd Eco-Congregation award and the last presented under our old award system.
St Andrew’s Church, Arbroath – Bronze award
Callander Kirk – Silver award
This shows a huge level of commitment by those congregations to environmental issues and we congratulate them all on this significant achievement.
If your congregation is interested in applying for an award please click here.
The next Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Eco Network meeting will be held on Tuesday 18 April at Mannofield Church. The starting time will be 7 for 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served on arrival.
The speaker will be Mr Glenn Roberts from the North East of Scotland Biological Recording Centre. The theme for his talk is Recording Local Wildlife and The Mammal Atlas of the North East. This should prove to be a most interesting talk and we would love if you and any of your congregation would like to come along.
For any one who has not yet registered as an Eco Congregation or has yet to commence the work for the Awards Scheme, please come along and introduce yourselves. We will be delighted to help, share ideas and support you on your Eco Journey.
Resources for Aberdeen network:
Energy Saving Trust Support in North East Scotland
Interested congregations can contact Kasia Buczak on T 01224 253 908 | E Kasia.Buczak@ne.energysavingscotland.org.uk
Community funding information can be found here.
Small Business Loans – interest free loan for energy efficiency measures and renewable technologies. You can borrow up to £100,000 for any measures recommended in the energy review. Please complete this application form to apply (need printing).
Low Carbon Transport Loans – interest-free loan available for a variety of measures including video-conferencing, cycling facilities, plug-in vehicles or vehicle efficiency equipment. Fuel efficient driver training is also available.
Community awareness sessions – Free group presentations.