Esk & Tweed Network

This is the latest news from the Esk and Tweed Eco-Congregation network.

 

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  • Register now for our Annual Gathering, 28th April in Edinburgh

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  • Carlops Parish Church of Scotland is the first church to receive our Gold Award.

    Our award plaque – made from recycled church pews by the Greyfriars Recycling of Wood project.

    Carlops Parish Church (Church of Scotland) is the first congregation to be awarded a Gold Award under our revised awards scheme. This is a considerable achievement as the standards set for the new Gold Award are extremely high.

    The application described a wide-ranging and interesting variety of action embedded in the life of
    the congregation.

    The assessors particularly identified the following for commendation:

    • the thorough approach to planning, implementation and ongoing evaluation of your
      Development Plan
    • the regular inclusion of environmental concerns in worship
    • the cooperation with the Community Council and Village Centre Management Committee
    • the circulation of the Church Newsletter to all homes within the parish
    • their proactive approach to recycling, responsible travel and energy use
    • their charity work and promoting Fair Trade and Christian Aid
    • their patio-garden project, another example of working with others to benefit the community
    • the involvement of the congregation in lobbying MPs and MSPs, to express opinion on issues
      such as Climate Chaos, Global Poverty and Climate Justice
    • the overall impression of an imaginative and creative church, fully committed to environmental
      issues

    Congratulations to everyone at Carlops for this significant achievement which recognises lots of hard work over many years.

     

     

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  • Next Esk & Tweed network meeting 24th April 2017 in Peebles

    Eco-Congregation Scotland ESK and TWEED NETWORK

    MONDAY April 24 2017 at 7.30 PM

    MacFarlane Hall, Peebles Old Parish Church, Peebles

    AGENDA

    1. WELCOME

    2. TALK BY DAVID BETHUNE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY    3. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

    4. NEWS FROM THE NETWORK CHURCHES

    5. NEWS FROM ECO-CONGREGATION SCOTLAND

    6. AOB

    7. DATE AND TIME OF THE NEXT MEETING.

    8.  CLOSE

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  • Eco-Congregation Scotland ESK and TWEED NETWORK notes

    The notes from that last meeting are available to download: Just click the link – e-t-network-notes-3-10-16

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  • ESK and TWEED NETWORK notes

    2016_04_04 EskandTweed meeting notes

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Esk and Tweed 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:

dagmara.opilka@se.energysavingscotland.org.uk

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.
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