A young satellite-tagged golden eagle has disappeared in highly suspicious circumstances in the Pentland Hills, just seven miles from the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh. Chris Packham investigated and spoke to Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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
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