This is the latest news from the East Lothian Eco-Congregation network.
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For those of you who are interested in doing the next stage of the walk along the Forth to Farne Way it will take place on Saturday 4th June departing from Cockburnspath Church at the Square at 9am.
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:
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
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 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
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.
East Lothian resources
Energy Saving Trust in South East Scotland
For advice on energy efficiency and reducing energy bills or to simply check if you are entitled to any government grants, please don’t hesitate to contact the Community Liaison Officer for your area, Dagmara Opilka. You can contact her on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct line: 0131 468 8682 | Helpline: 0800 512 012.
Complete and send the Referral Form to check if you are eligible for financial support.
Dagmara has offered to arrange a meeting or a talk to discuss the available services from the Energy Saving Trust. For more information click on the leaflet link Home Energy Scotland.
Click here for the minutes of the innaugural meeting (PDF document).