Category Archives: Edinburgh

‘The personal politics of Climate change what makes us care?’ at Edinburgh University Chaplaincy Centre.

The University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy Centre has a free event with refreshments at 5.30pm on Tuesday the 6th February on ‘The personal politics of Climate change what makes us care?’ This is open to members of the public.

For more information and booking please go here:



Edinburgh screening of Before the Flood at Saughtonhall URC.

Saughtonhall United Reformed Church are hosting a film night on Saturday the 3rd February at 6.30pm. This Film, ‘Before the Flood’ is a follow-up to the evening many of us attended with Katharine Hayhoe. Leonardo DiCaprio travels on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, visiting five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand.

The film is free but it is necessary to book by emailing


Bronze Award for Queensferry Parish Church

Queensferry Parish Church is the latest congregation to receive one of our new awards.

The assessors particularly commended the church for its:

  • work with the local community
  • activities associated with Fair Trade and other charities working in parts of the world affected by climate change;
  • imaginative and varied Earth Hour events
  • commitment to reducing their church buildings’environmental footprint through measuring energy use and using this information to develop a long term action plan
  • proactive commitment to publicity and reporting their eco-initiatives

If you are interested in applying for an a ward please see our awards page.



Invitation to a sustainable advent calendar making event in Edinburgh. #Edinburgh

Augustine United Church on George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, is hosting an Eco Advent Calendar-making event on November 26th, from 5-6:30 pm. This is to help people consider how to celebrate advent in a sustainable way.

Come along if you need ideas for your permanent advent calendar or make an advent calendar from nature or recycled materials. Feel welcome to bring dried leaves and toilet paper rolls. Or join in with the spirit of things and have a cookie. All are welcome.

In and amongst the crafts there will also be cookie decorating, hot spiced apple juice, and a discussion table of ideas.



Facing the Reality of a Changing Climate. As people of hope, how can we respond?

A unique opportunity to hear Katharine Hayhoe from North America, an evangelical Christian and climate scientist named in TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World 2014 and Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders. She will be in conversation with Alastair McIntosh, Scotland’s celebrated author and human ecologist, in a discussion chaired by leading mediator John Sturrock QC, at CCE The King’s Hall, Edinburgh November 19th at 7pm.

Climate change is one of the most hotly debated issues today. And between Trump, political posturing and increasing climate disasters, it can be really hard to know how to respond… and all too easy to look away. Is the evidence solid? Are proposed solutions viable? And what does it ask of us as people of hope and faith?

This important conversation between two of the world’s highest profile climate leaders, both Christians, will untangle the issues behind global warming and our awareness, highlighting the key role our faith and values play in shaping our attitudes and actions at this crucial time.

7pm – 8.30pm Sunday 19th November
CCE King’s Hall
41a South Clerk Street

Free entry

Sign up to attend using our Facebook event here.

Sponsored by Tearfund, Eco-Congregation Scotland and Core Solutions.
Co-ordinated by copywriter and author Liz MacWhirter.

More about Katharine Hayhoe here.

Download the event poster here.

There is an event postcard here.

Successful Edinburgh Network event on food security in Scotland

There was a strong turnout for the recent Edinburgh Network event on food security in Scotland. Olga Bloemen of Nourish Scotland spoke on food security and the forthcoming Good Food Nation Bill which is expected to come to the Scottish Parliament. Then along with Andy Wightman MSP and Olga took part in a lively question and answer session. The whole event was preceded by a feast of locally produced food.

Andy Wightman MSP, Arthur Chapman, Trevor Jamison, Heather McHaffie