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  • Where is your food going? JUST EAT IT

    A great opportunity to go along to St Mary’s Church in Dalkeith, watch a film and take part in a discussion about the impact of food waste on the environment.

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  • Interested in becoming an assessor?

    Have you ever considered becoming an assessor for our new eco-awards?  Perhaps you would like to join our volunteer team.  Volunteer assessors work in pairs to read award applications, then visit a congregation to discuss the application in a friendly and supportive way.  It’s a great way to find out what other eco-congregations are up to.

    If you are interested, why not come along to a no-commitment award assessor training workshop to find out what is involved?  The next workshop has been arranged for Wednesday 4th September, 7 – 9pm, in the Robertson Room, St. Anne’s Parish Church, Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

    Places limited, so booking essential – please contact David Bethune, coordinator@ecocongregationscotland.org to book a place.

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  • Register now for our Annual Gathering, 28th April in Edinburgh

    Download the flyer here.

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  • Walk to Lindisfarne!

    For those of you who are interested in doing the next stage of the walk along the Forth to Farne Way it will take place on Saturday 4th June departing from Cockburnspath Church at the Square at 9am.

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  • Groundswell Rising, a film about fracking on tour in Scotland.

    Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air And Water, the new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures, captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation. They stand together, challenging a system that promotes profit over health. We meet mothers, fathers, scientists, doctors, farmers and people from all sides of the political spectrum taking a hard look at energy extraction techniques not proven to be safe. With the Oil and Gas industry’s expansion of fracking seen as a moral issue, this provocative documentary tracks a people’s movement, a groundswell rising towards reason and sensitivity, to protect life, today and tomorrow.

    For further information about the film please visit:


    Here is where you can see the film :

    Saturday 27th February 7-10pm Dunbar Town House, High Street, Dunbar EH42 1ER
    Wednesday 2nd March 7-9pm Room G.04, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh
    Thursday 3rd March 7-9.30pm Dalkeith Miners Welfare Club, Woodburn Rd, Dalkeith EH22 2AT
    Friday 4th March Evening North Berwick – venue to be confirmed.
    Saturday 5th March 2-4pm The Station Hotel, 92 Station Road, Shotts ML7 4BJ
    Saturday 5th March Evening, Glasgow – venue to be confirmed
    Sunday 6th March 7 – 9pm Trinity Church, Falkirk, FK1 1JN

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East Lothian resources

Energy Saving Trust in South East Scotland

For advice on energy efficiency and reducing energy bills or to simply check if you are entitled to any government grants, please don’t hesitate to contact the Community Liaison Officer for your area, Dagmara Opilka. You can contact her on: dagmaraopilka@se.energysavingscotland.org.uk

Direct line: 0131 468 8682 | Helpline: 0800 512 012.

Complete and send the Referral Form to check if you are eligible for financial support.

Dagmara has offered to arrange a meeting or a talk to discuss the available services from the Energy Saving Trust. For more information click on the leaflet link Home Energy Scotland.

Click here for the minutes of the innaugural meeting (PDF document).