We would be interested in publishing articles from registered eco-congregations on our web site news page and in our monthly newsletter. So, if your congregation has done anything interesting recently why not write this up and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org ?
We will put the article on our news page, local network page and consider it for inclusion in our newsletter.
The Perth Eco-Congregation network has arranged a visit to the innovative Binn Eco Park for Saturday 11th October which is open to anybody from the Perth and surrounding (Stirling, Fife, Angus & Dundee) networks. Places are limited so please contact the Perth network co-ordinator Bill Wilson if you would like to attend.
Information about the exciting projects taking place can be found here and directions to the site are available here.
The Local Networks Seminar 2014 will take place on Saturday 6th September, 11am – 3.30pm at Dunblane Cathedral Halls.
We hope you agree the programme (menu!) available here sets out an exciting and challenging day. It is, in fact, a “feast” for all those involved with our local networks aimed at providing food for thought for the year ahead!
It is important that as many networks as possible are represented at the Seminar and we have already circulated an invitation to network co-ordinators and key network members. However, we are now opening the invitation out to all network members but, as space is limited, please book early to avoid disappointment!
TO REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR: please email email@example.com with your name, network and church by Monday 25th August.
Dunblane Cathedral is about a 5 minute walk from the train station, up the Main Street (see http://www.dunblanecathedral.org.uk/Location.html) . Trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh arrive in Dunblane approx. every 30 minutes and some trains from the North also stop at Dunblane, although it may be necessary to go through to Stirling and change. There are also some intercity buses that stop in Dunblane. If it is necessary for you to come by car, please let us know if you are able to offer a lift.
2013 saw the initial development of fracking in the UK. Reviled by some as a dangerous and unnecessary prolongation of gas as an energy source and an environmental hazard, it has been strongly supported by others, including the UK Government, as a useful source of cheap gas for future decades. The furious debate and demonstrations it has sparked off have not been conclusive or very enlightening and facts about fracking in the UK seem hard to come by. Yet this an important debate and, along with other controversies such as wind energy and nuclear power, is central to the future of our energy use and how we respond to climate change. How can we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and address fuel poverty? These are big questions but ones that eco-congregations should now think about.
Come and join the debate with the Perth Eco-Congregation Network
Discussion will be led by Adrian Shaw, Church of Scotland’s Climate Change Officer
St Matthews Church, Tay St, 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm , Tuesday 16th September 2014
You can download a poster to share with your congregation here.
Perth Riverside Church have run a bike workshop as part of their Stewardship for 40acts (Lent acts of generosity). You can see a video of their activities here.
FREE Church Wildlife Workshop for all wildlife enthusiasts in your congregation! Come along and find out how to make your church and grounds more wildlife friendly
When: Saturday 8th March, 10 am – 1pm
Where: Inchture Parish Church, Carse of Gowrie PH149RZ
How: Please see booking form which can be downloaded here: Booking Form (Word Document)
The 2013 Local Networks Seminar took place on 7th September in Dunblane Cathedral Halls. The Seminar is organised to provide an opportunity for networking between the networks, to provide ideas for action and for networks to give feedback to ECS. This year 14 of our 17 networks were represented and they participated in discussions ranging from “Ways of Understanding the Human Role in Creation” to looking at issues such as plastic recycling, recruitment and personal lifestyles. Swap Sessions on ideas for network activities were also a main feature of the day.
A full report of the Seminar can be downloaded here.
Local Networks Seminar 2013 Report