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  • Here are what some of our awards look like!

    Many Eco-Congregations display their award plaques inside their building but some do so outdoors. Those entering, leaving  or passing by St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Morningside, Edinburgh, now know that this is a church with not one but two Eco-Congregation Scotland awards.

  • Mobilising Churches on the environment: A lecture by Andy Atkins

    A lecture by Andy Atkins

    The environment is in trouble, from climate change, through species loss, to air pollution. We need to roll out solutions urgently and at scale, and enlist sectors of society which could accelerate progress. Could the UK churches be one? And if so, what would it take to bring that about?

    Andy Atkins, an experienced charity campaigner and Christian will take a hard-nosed look at these questions examining the biblical mandate for action, the actual potential, significant challenges and opportunities. He’ll draw on his insider knowledge of key campaigns such as the unprecedented 2005 Make Poverty History campaign, and Friends of the Earth’s successful Bee Cause, and propose next steps and challenges to Christians, Church leaders and politicians alike.

    Date and Time

    Fri 19 May 2017
    19:45 – 21:45 BST



    Netherbow Theatre
    Scottish Storytelling Centre
    43-45 High St
    EH1 1SR


    For further details and tickets click here.


  • Mobilising Churches on the environment – May 19th

    On the 19th of May, Andy Atkins will be doing a lecture on Mobilising Churches on the environment as part of the Faith Communities and Environmental Activism Conference. You can sign up for the event here

  • Meet Edinburgh Council Election Candidates.

    Eleanor Harris is organising three events in advance of the Edinburgh Council elections which might be of interest to Edinburgh Eco-Congregation Network members.

    We will meet candidates in a local greenspace, and go for a stroll in the park discussing what local government can do for nature in Edinburgh in a setting hopefully more fun, friendly and constructive than the average political meeting.

    The three events are:

    18 April 6pm Inverleith Park https://www.meetup.com/Wild-Reekie/events/238855958/
    26 April 6pm Arthur’s Seat https://www.meetup.com/Wild-Reekie/events/238856019/
    2 May 6pm Saughton Park Gardens https://www.meetup.com/Wild-Reekie/events/238856055/

  • Edinburgh Practical Pilgrim Day, Saturday, 8th April 2017.

    Edinburgh Practical Pilgrim Day
    Organised by Confraternity of St James
    Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10.30am-2.30pm
    Café Camino, St Mary’s Cathedral
    1 Little King Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JD (top of Leith Walk)
    Talks and demonstrations of how you can best prepare to walk the Camino de Santiago, as well as the opportunity to ask questions to experienced pilgrims about your particular planned route
    Equipment advice from Cotswold Outdoor
    £15 Entry – Teas/Coffees and lunch provided
    (vegetarian friendly).
    Please email office@csj.org.uk with any dietary requirements.
    There will be a mass at the Cathedral at 10am for anyone wishing to attend.
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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:


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