Category Archives: West-Lothian

1st Eco-Congregation Award to St Ninian’s Craigmailen Church

St Ninian’s Craigmailen Church has received their first Eco-Congregation Award. Congratulations!

Principally the award was received for:

  • Their work with the Brownies’ Quiet Garden – which contributed to Linlithgow’s ‘Burgh Beautiful’ portfolio
  • Their work with the church grounds making it a very attractive and peaceful atmosphere
  • Their an annual hosting of children and their teachers from the Chernobyl region
  • Promoting donations to the West Lothian Food Bank and purchase of Fair Trade products
  • Installing extra lagging and insulation in the church’s heating system and wall and loft insulation in the Manse.

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Photo borrowed from: http://www.stninianscraigmailen.org.uk/index.html

The Award cermony will take place on Sunday 19th May at 11am at their special Creation Eco-Service. All welcome!

Well done!

Falkirk and West Lothian meeting on 22nd May at St Ninian’s Craigmailen Church

The next meeting of the Eco-Congregation Falkirk and West Lothian Network is on Wednesday 22nd May, 7.30pm at St Ninian’s Craigmailen Church in their Longcroft Hall, West Port, Linlithgow (for map see http://tinyurl.com/cm6q9u6).

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The theme for the evening will be about “Food” with  Guest Speakers Tom Conn (West Lothian Council, Chair of the Environment Policy Development & Scrutiny Panel) on Waste Food Collection and Marshall Green on West Lothian Food Bank.

Christian Aid Roadshow at Falkirk Old and St Modan’s Parish Church on Tuesday 7th May at 5pm

Everyone are warmly invited to the Christian Aid Roadshow at Falkirk Old and St Modan’s Parish Church for an interesting evening about the food porverty campaign Enough IF and Christian Aid’s international work.Christian Aid in Falkirk Old and St Modan's Parish Church

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Please note that if you would like to have the buffet you need to register in advance. Please complete the Food registration form and pass it to Jean MacSween. Have you got problems accessing the form? Please call Jean on 01324 628918 to make your registration.

Leaflet available for our Edinburgh International Science Festival Event.

As previously announced, Eco-Congregation Scotland is running an event on the role of faith in changing our behaviour towards the environment at the Science Festival.

An A4 PDF leaflet is now available to download and distribute or put on notice boards.

Click here to download it.

The text of the leaflet is as follows:

We cannot combat the effects of Climate Change without altering how we behave. With 2000 years experience in guiding people’s behaviour, what role can religious faith play in the future of our environment?

Journalist Lesley Riddoch chairs a fascinating panel discussion with Professor Michael Northcott from the University of Edinburgh, Professor Stephen Reicher from the University of St Andrews, Dr Rebekah Widdowfield from the Scottish Government and Morag Wilson from WWF Scotland with audience participation fuelling the debate.

The debate will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 2nd April in the Teviot Row Dining Room at the Teviot Student’s Union building, Bristo Square, Edinburgh.

Tickets are £8 (£6) and are available from www.sciencefestival.co.uk, by phoning the box office on 0844 557 2686 or from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh.

Event organised by Eco-Congregation Scotland and sponsored by Action of Churches Together in Scotland.

  Click here to book tickets

 

West Lothian and Falkirk network food film screenings 28th January

The West Lothian and Falkirk network joined forces with Eco Schools at the Deans Community High School on the 31st January to see Planeat and Food,incThe films exlore issues surrounding food production, how food is distributed and ethical eating practices.

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The photos were taken by Alison McCormack

The topic of the Annual Gathering this year is Food. Email oanshus@cofoscotland.org.uk if you would like to attend.