Category Archives: Aberdeen

Aberdeen’s Fairtrade Fortnight

ABERDEEN’S FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT

Poster available here: Click to download

Visit the Fairtrade Foundation’s Photo Exhibition in the Central Library from  Thursday 19th  till Tuesday 24th February and see just how Fairtrade changes lives.

Come along to the Montgomery Centre, 69 Queen St, Aberdeen on Wednesday, 25th February to Aberdeen Fairtrade’s evening event, running from 6.30-8.00.

Pamela L’Intelligent, a Fairtrade producer from Mauritius, Andy Ashcroft from Kool Schools and Deirdre Muldowney from the Scottish Fair Trade Forum will be there to share information about Fairtrade cotton.

We will also introduce our new flagship employer, NorthLink Ferries

There will be a Fairtrade stall and refreshments and the extended Photo Exhibition will be on display

(Entrance is via door on Shoe Lane, adjacent to Lemon Tree)

If you’re partial to Fairtrade home bakes, don’t miss the Fairtrade Coffee morning on Thursday 5th March at the Cults Kirk Centre, from 10 till 12 noon

 

Aberdeen’s St Mary’s Cathedral Halls is the venue for the Co-operative’s 2015 Wine Sampling event, at 7.00pm on Friday 6th March.  This promises to be a really interesting evening and booking is essential.  If you would like to attend, book online at http://bit.ly/ftwinetasting

 

Aberdeen University will also host a packed programme of Fairtrade events throughout the fortnight in various venues.  For full details see:- http://www.abdn.ac.uk/fairtrade/uploads/files/fairtrade-2015.pdf

 

For more information follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/aberdeenfairtrade

Nature and People in North East Scotland: Human Impacts and Ways to a Better Future

Guest Speaker: Ian Francis, Conservation Manager of the RSPB

Tuesday 31st March

7.30pm at Queens Cross Church, Albyn Place, Aberdeen

An invitation to all who love nature …

“Caring for creation” is an often heard mantra. Easily said – but how do conservation organisations apply their science to a better future for the rest of us? At 7.30pm on 31st March at Queens Cross Church, Albyn Place, Dr Ian Francis, Conservation Manager of the RSPB, will illustrate and open minds with a talk entitled, “Nature and People in North East Scotland”.

All welcome – free entry.

This talk is open to the public and every congregation with concern for our natural environment should have representatives present!

You can download a publicity poster to print out and share with your congregation here.

Pass It On Week – workshops in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Pass it on Week is a reuse initiative dedicated to encouraging people to get involved in re-use activity of all shapes and sizes. It could be swapping, sharing, repairing, upcycling or buying second hand which takes place from 7th to 15th of March this year.

Zero Waste Scotland are encouraging organisations to organise swap or repair events.

Find out more by coming along to their free Pass it on Week workshops:

  • Edinburgh: Monday 12 January. Edinburgh University Godfrey Thomson Hall.
  • Glasgow: Wednesday 14 January. Glasgow City Chambers, George Square.
  • Aberdeen: Thursday 15 January. Beach Ballroom, Esplanade, Aberdeen.

For further information please visit their web site: www.passitonweek.com.

A new look for our award application forms!

We are pleased to announce that we have redesigned our Eco-Congregation award application forms to help make the award application and assessment process easier for congregations. There are now three different award application forms depending on which award your congregation is applying for, and clearer guidelines throughout the form to make the process as smooth as possible.

Don’t forget, if you have any queries or need assistance applying for the award, please just get in touch.

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We now have 117 award-winning congregations with more joining their numbers all the time – why not join them!

 

Environmental Chaplain to speak at Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting

Rev Trevor Jamison, the Eco-Congregation Scotland Environmental Chaplain, walked the 135 miles of the John Muir Way in June 2014, stretching from Helensburgh to Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar.

Come to hear Trevor at Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting, talking about why he decided to mark the life and work of this Scot-born pioneering American environmentalist in this way, and what he discovered along the route.

The talk will take place at Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting, Union St, Aberdeen, Sunday 16th November at 3pm. It is open to all and is free.

You can download a poster to share with your congregation here.

New events calendar for Eco-Congregation Scotland!

We now have an online calendar to easily find events that eco-congregations are hosting around the country. Network meetings, our Environmental Chaplain Rev Trevor Jamison’s worship-leading and talk sessions, as well as events such as our Annual Gathering and supported events such as Fast for the Climate will all be included.

Please do let us know if you have any events coming up that you would like us to add to our calendar!