After seven years as Manager of Eco-Congregation Scotland, Gordon Hudson is leaving to pursue new career opportunities. During his tenure as manager we have grown to 431 registered congregations, increased our income and become established as one of the leading environmental organisations in Scotland. We thank Gordon for his efforts over the past seven years
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This article from the Greenock Telegraph explains a bit about David’s background and his ministry in Greenock.
Bonhill Parish Church near Alexandria has become our 433rd eco-congregation. We welcome them to our movement.
This morning the Scottish Government announced that Scotland has met its annual climate change target for the third year running. By the end of 2016, Scotland had reduced its climate emissions by 45% compared to our 1990 baseline levels, well ahead of the 42% by 2020 target. You can download the full technical report here.
The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. Launched a decade ago, the CCF has awarded 1,097 grants totalling £101 million to 658 communities, for projects involving energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food and resource efficiency. Keep Scotland Beautiful
This video shows how Gate Church International in Dundee has reduced its own carbon footprint by 1000 tons and helped the local community reduce theirs too. This is partly due to support from the Climate Challenge Fund – which all churches can apply to. Download the written case study here.
This is a big year for tackling climate change in Scotland as the Scottish Government prepares to introduce a new Climate Bill. In 2017, over 19,000 members of the public supported our calls for an ambitious Bill with the policies for Scotland to do its share in limiting climate change. Join Stop Climate Chaos