This is the latest news from the Fife Eco-Congregation network.
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:
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.
For archived articles prior to June 2012 please click here.
As previously announced, Eco-Congregation Scotland is running an event on the role of faith in changing our behaviour towards the environment at the Science Festival.
An A4 PDF leaflet is now available to download and distribute or put on notice boards.
Click here to download it.
The text of the leaflet is as follows:
We cannot combat the effects of Climate Change without altering how we behave. With 2000 years experience in guiding people’s behaviour, what role can religious faith play in the future of our environment?
Journalist Lesley Riddoch chairs a fascinating panel discussion with Professor Michael Northcott from the University of Edinburgh, Professor Stephen Reicher from the University of St Andrews, Dr Rebekah Widdowfield from the Scottish Government and Morag Wilson from WWF Scotland with audience participation fuelling the debate.
The debate will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 2nd April in the Teviot Row Dining Room at the Teviot Student’s Union building, Bristo Square, Edinburgh.
Tickets are £8 (£6) and are available from www.sciencefestival.co.uk, by phoning the box office on 0844 557 2686 or from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh.
Event organised by Eco-Congregation Scotland and sponsored by Action of Churches Together in Scotland.
5th May 2013 – For Immediate Release.
FAITH COMES TO THE SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Eco-Congregation Scotland is holding an event at the Edinburgh International Science Festival on Tuesday 2nd of April.
The event entitled “Faith in the future: the church and our environment” will be chaired by journalist Lesley Riddoch and brings together psychologists, theologians and others interested in behaviour change to discuss how religious faith can be a driver for environmental sustainability. Four expert speakers will give their views followed by a round table discussion with audience participation.
The event is being sponsored by Action of Churches Together in Scotland (ACTS). Scotland’s national ecumenical body made up of nine Christian denominations.
Gordon Hudson of Eco-Congregation Scotland said:
“This event moves the debate about religion and science away from stale debates about the existence of God to the practical issue of whether religious faith can change our behaviour for the good of the environment and the future of our world.”
The event is at 6pm on Tuesday 2nd April in the Dining Room at Teviot Row Student’s Union, Bristo Square, Edinburgh. Tickets are available from the Science Festival web site, by phoning the box office on 0844 557 2686 or from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh.
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Gordon Hudson, 0131 240 2274, managerecocongregationscotlandorg (managerecocongregationscotlandorg)
Mike Small, Project Director with Fife Diet, has agreed to come on talk to us about the importance of growing and eating local produce in terms of sustainability, climate change / justice and food security etc. He will bring practical ideas about how people in local congregations could support local food growing initiatives and we are hoping to have representatives of Sustainable Cupar there to tell us about their work on local food growing.
We will also have time for networking, when we you can learn more Eco-Congregation and hear about the creation care projects going on in local congregations.
The next network meeting will take place on 18th February at St Andrews, St Andrews Episcopal Church. More details will follow shortly.
The report from the Mini-Gathering in Aberdeen held on the 22nd October is now available.
People from 13 congregations came to event, which aimed to inspire and equip congregations for their Eco-Congregation journey. Speakers from Cults Parish Church, Skene Parish Church and Queen’s Cross Parish Church shared their Eco-Congregation plans and achievement. We heartily recommend reading the report if you are looking for inspiration or curious to find out how other congregations carry out their Eco-Congregation journey.
Rev. Ewan Aitken also gave an inspirational sermon prior to the gathering and abseiled off the Forth bridge for charity later the same day.
You can read the full report by clicking on the link: Report on Mini Gathering 2012