The Scottish Government and the Energy Saving Trust has organised a Green Home Open Day on the 29th September all over Scotland, where you can visit different types of homes who use renewable power and insulation to become less reliant on fossil fuels and to cut energy costs.
Find out if there is a Green Home near your home and sign up to go for a visit!
Here are links to a few of their case studies:
Solar Power and insulation – http://www.greenhomesopenday.org.uk/pdf/casestudy_1.pdf
Ground source heat pump – http://www.greenhomesopenday.org.uk/pdf/casestudy_44.pdf
Wall and floor insulation – http://www.greenhomesopenday.org.uk/pdf/casestudy_49.pdf
Please access their website here.
The next Perth & Kinross Network meeting will be on Tuesday 18th Sept at 7.30pm at Luncarty Church Centre.
The meeting will include an update on changes to the Award Modules which were reported at the Eco-Congregation Scotland Co-ordinators’ Seminar at Bridge of Allan on the 8th of September. Some of these changes are already on the ECS website so may be worth looking at.
To find Luncarty Church Centre:
Take the A9 heading for Inverness. About 3 miles from Perth, Take the exit marked Redgorton, Stanley and cross over the railway and dual carriageway and head in to Luncarty At the roundabout turn right into the village. Cross straight over the next mini roundabout and follow the road for 0.5 mile. As you pass the Luncarty Inn, the entrance for the Church Centre is on the left and is signposted. Ample car parking is beside the Church.
Please contact the network co-ordinator Bill Wilson if you would like more information or wish to add agenda items.
The SITA Tayside Biodiversity Action Fund is funding a Lichen Churchyard Workshop at Kirkton of Collace Church on the 8th September. Please see the Conference Poster
Scottish Churchyards are a very important refuge for lichens. They often contain a wide range of rock types and other habitats which can lie undisturbed for decades and centuries. These habitats can become colonised by a wide range of lichens – sometimes over 100 species in a single churchyard. Some of these lichens can be rare and threatened. This workshop will be an introduction to how to identify the basic lichen forms; the affects of lichens on monuments; why lichens are important and how we can manage churchyards for them.
Please click on the link to access the Booking Form
This year’s Local Networks Seminar, which will be held at Bridge of Allan Parish Church where we held the Annual Gathering earlier this year.
Here is the Programme for the local networks seminar 2012.
All the networks have been invited by email, if you are not the network contact and would like to attend please contact Margaret Warnock. Two representatives from each network will be entitled to have their travelling expenses refunded.
The next Pert and Kinross network meeting is on 26th June and will be a guided walk along the Lade with Richard Higginbottom (of the Tulloch Net project – see http://tullochnetweb.snappages.com/ ), starting from Tulloch Square.
Directions: Turn off the Crieff Road at Tulloch Road (turn right at the traffic lights at the Y-junction just before Perth College if you’re coming out of town); follow the road along – it becomes Primrose Crescent. Look for Nimmo Place on your left (the turning after Tulloch Terrace) and turn left onto Nimmo Avenue at the T-junction, which will lead you into Tulloch Square. We will leave from Room4U / The Hub at 7pm, but this will be confirmed nearer the time.
Fairtrade Fortnight at St Ninian’s Cathedral in Perth
There will be a Coffee Morning on Saturday 25th February from 10am – 12 noon in the Chapter House.
Tickets are £2 and all proceeds will be sent directly to Traidcraft Exchange. Home baking, raffle and Traidcraft stall.
Please click on the link for direction: http://www.perthcathedral.co.uk/contact.php