In addition to recently awarding our first Gold award to Carlops Parish Church we have recently awarded three other Church of Scotland Congregations: Stonehaven Parish Church – their 2nd Eco-Congregation award and the last presented under our old award system. St Andrew’s Church, Arbroath – Bronze award Callander Kirk – Silver award This shows a
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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.
From the BBC: Scientists have found levels of microplastic pollution on beaches around Scapa Flow in Orkney are similar to those in industrialised areas like the Forth and Clyde. Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh took more than 100 sediment samples from 13 beaches on Hoy and the Orkney mainland. Some plastic is believed
Eco-Congregation Scotland has joined the Scottish Food Coalition. The Coalition is made up of established organisations working on the environment, poverty, health, workers’ rights, food production and animal welfare. Although Eco-Congregation Scotland’s interests are mainly in the sustainability of food production we recognise that the problems in our current food system are interconnected and cannot
Resource Efficient Scotland have teamed up with Orkney Islands Council, Orkney Zero Waste and Orkney Food and Drink to help businesses in Orkney reduce food waste, boost profits and do their bit for the environment and local community. Orkney Food Waste Prevention Week includes a food waste prevention training workshop, a ‘Love Your Haggis’ cooking
Resource Efficient Scotland has launched a Savings Finder which can help organisations cut their energy & water use, waste costs and resource-spending. It may be useful for churches and only takes ten minuets to complete. Simply fill in our quick questionnaire, providing information such as target areas to examine (water use, building fabric, heating); the
It may be home to Donald Trump, but the City of New York has announced plans to sell off $5 billion in fossil fuel investments from city pension funds after suing oil companies for billions of dollars to help fund protection against climate change. The city has filed a federal claim seeking damages from BP,