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  • Green Christmas at Queensferry Parish Church

    Queensferry Parish Church invites you to their Green Christmas event on Saturday 18th November 2023. 10am-1pm. Free entry. No booking required.

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  • Edinburgh Churches Christian Aid Drop-in

    Invitation from Christian Aid Scotland

    Come and meet us for a coffee! We’re thrilled to be able to host our supporters at Augustine United Church this year for our Edinburgh churches drop-in session. Please join Christian Aid staff any time between 10:30am and 1pm on Wednesday 20 September for a cuppa and a chat. This is an informal time to meet other local Christian Aid supporters, ask questions of staff, and share ideas. For those able to stay a little longer, there will be an online event with our Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Watt, starting at 1pm. Anyone is welcome, so please do share this invitation and RSVP by emailing edinburgh@christian-aid.org if you’re planning to come along. 

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  • Climate Justice Campaigner Event

    Climate Justice campaigner event. June 14th 2023

    Message from Christian Aid Scotland:  

    We are a third of the way through this crucial decade for climate action - yet Scotland is not on track to meet targets to reduce emissions, while worsening climate impacts are having devastating consequences around the world. We urgently need all decision makers to take bold action.

     As part of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition, Christian Aid is helping to organise an event to help people to connect with other climate and nature campaigners and to learn more about how you can make your voice heard. Join us online or in person on Wednesday the 14th of June to explore some of the key issues relating to the climate crisis and how together we can encourage decision makers to take action now.

    6pm - 7.30pm 

    Online Booking Link
    In Person Booking Link
    Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EL

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  • Biodiversity Matters Workshop

    Notice of event from Old St Paul’s, Edinburgh.

    BIODIVERSITY MATTERS - SAT 27th May

    Biodiversity is one of the most important and complex features of our planet and it is now in crisis. To protect it we need to know about it. 

    This workshop will consider what biodiversity is and its relevance to everyday life and the wider world. Through practical activities we will explore: 
    • How variation occurs in living things 
    • Why variation matters  
     
    10.00am – 3.00pm (Coffee from 9.30am)
    Cost £5 (including vegetarian lunch)
    Venue: Old St Paul’s Church Hall, 63 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH  
     
     Facilitated by Ginger Franklin, former Education Officer at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Scottish Earth Science Education Forum
     
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  • International Swifts Awareness week 3-11 July 2021- An invitation from the RSPB

    If you live in or are visiting Edinburgh during International Swifts Awareness Week (3-11th July) you are invited by the RSPB to take a self guided tour of some cycling and walking paths around the beautiful city of Edinburgh. The tours take you on a series of self led cycle and walking paths around Edinburgh that join up swift nesting sites, feeding sites, swift murals & the lovely green spaces of Edinburgh. The routes all pass Haymarket, so it’s easy enough to go via the train with your bikes and start from there.

    Routes take you past St Mary’s Cathedral one of our recent Silver Eco Congregation Award winning congregations, who host 48 swift boxes. You can explore the area around the water of Leith, Leith Links and Arthur’s Seat to name but a few locations. For more information about the routes have a look at the RSPB Edinburgh Swift Cities page.

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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.