Category Archives: West-Lothian

West Lothian and Falkirk Eco-Congregation Network Meeting – Wednesday 2nd October at 7.30pm in Winchburgh Church

The West Lothian and Falkirk Network of Eco-Congregation Scotland invites you and members of your congregation to their next meeting, which is to be held on Wednesday 2nd October, at 7.30pm in Winchburgh Church, Winchburgh, Broxburn EH52 6TT.

The plan for this networking meeting is to discuss what is going on in our congregations with regard to caring for creation and share ideas, inspiration and challenges.  It will also be an opportunity to hear about this year’s local networks’ seminar and plan for next year’s network activities.

An Agenda for this meeting is available to download on the link below.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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1st Eco-Congregation Award to Grahamston United Parish Church, Falkirk

Grahamston United Parish Church has received their first Eco-Congregation Award.

Congratulations!

 

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The assessors particularly commended the congregation on the following:

  • The hard work of the youth group in leading and driving the caring for creation work in the congregation.
  • The way in which other youth groups: BB Anchor Boys and the Guides have been involved in projects.
  • Their commitment to energy saving.
  • The recycling initiatives undertaken with the congregation and other hall users.
  • Faith-based awareness raising, making the link between our Christian faith and environmental issues through their Eco Sunday Launch, Lunch and Pledge and other events and displays.

Well Done!

 

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Photos borrowed from their website:  http://www.fgu.moonfruit.com/

 

 

 

A chance to tell your Travelling Tales

Stop Climate Chaos

Would you like to give up your car or other high carbon transport for six weeks and share your experience with others?

Stop Climate Chaos is looking for a small group of volunteers from around Scotland to join its travelling tales project.  To do so we will ask you to try to use low carbon travel for six weeks this autumn and to blog about it.

We are looking for someone from an eco-congregation to volunteer. We can’t pay you but Stop Climate Chaos will provide help with blogging and with sharing your stories.

If you are up for this challenge and for the chance to influence Scotland’s great transport debate you can find out more at :

http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/travelling-tales or by ringing Gail Wilson at Stop Climate Chaos on 0131 243 2701

Edible And Tasty Spaces Conference – 15th June 2013

EATS Conference

West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership are holding a small conference on the morning of Saturday 15th June at Oatridge College. This is for anyone interested in taking on a public space in West Lothian (such as planters outside buildings and raised beds in parks or on the high street) in order to grow food, similar to the EATS initiative in Fife. 

Download the EATS Conference Poster (PDF File)