This is the latest news from the Helensburgh and Lomond Eco-Congregation network.
For archived articles prior to June 2012 please click here.
20 volunteers from the three Eco-congregations in Helensburgh cleaned the beach from Kidston Park to the Logie Baird statue. The rubbish had mainly been washed up from the River Clyde, but there was also a large amount of peoples food litter. clothing and household waste, we also removed several tyres. The smaller items in great number were plastic bottles and glass.
We have done the beach clean each year and this year the beach seemed generally cleaner but we still managed to collect 27 bin bags of rubbish plus assorted larger items.
The beach would look so much better, if people took more care disposing of their rubbish.
Thank you to the Helensburgh Eco-Congregations for their fantastic effort and to Elizabeth Lambert for sharing text and photos from the day.
Would you like to arrange a litter pick in your area? Please contact Clean Up Scotland for a free kit and to register your Clean Up event. For more information access the information pack by clicking here.
The next network meeting will take place at 10:30am on 30th January 2013 at the Helensburgh United Reformed Church.
Topics under discussion will include:
- Beach Clean Pentecost May 19th 2013
- Coffee Morning St Andrew’s Kirk 8th June 2013
- United Eco Worship Sept/Oct 2013
- Our own churches and awards and hopefully bring news of progress to the next meeting.
- AGM representation and the membership fee for 2013
The next network meeting will take place on 30th January at Helensburgh United Reformed Church at 10:30am.
The topic for the meeting will be networking. All welcome!
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
Zero Waste Scotland run volunteer programmes across Scotland to encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle. Would you like them to come and give your network or congregation a talk?