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  • Summer Pilgrimage Walks in the Highland Area.

    A series of pilgrimage walks are planned by Inverness Presbytery over the summer that will take in different parts of the beautiful Highland scenery. If you would like to join in with these walks please contact Paul Haringman, Mission Development worker, using the details below.

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  • Zero Waste Workshop and Big Climate Conversation – Wick

  • Climate Action Now: Campaign Workshops across Scotland during June

     

    This is a big year for tackling climate change in Scotland as the Scottish Government prepares to introduce a new Climate Bill. In 2017, over 19,000 members of the public supported our calls for an ambitious Bill with the policies for Scotland to do its share in limiting climate change.

    Join Stop Climate Chaos Scotland for a Campaign Workshop to share knowledge and plan action on the Bill. We need to ensure the Government commits to a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest, and a roadmap to reach that. So it’s time to start campaigning!

    These interactive workshops will give you more information on Scotland’s new Climate Change Act and how you can get involved in the campaign for climate justice.

    We are encouraging people from all across Scotland who care about climate change to come along to meet other activists passionate about climate change, engage with the new climate Bill and to get involved in the campaign.

     

    Dates

    Aberdeen – Saturday 9th June
    Dundee – Sunday 10th June
    Glasgow – Saturday 16th June
    Inverness – Sunday 17th June
    Dumfries – Saturday 23rd June
    Irvine – Saturday 23rd June
    Stirling – Sunday 24th June

     

    Booking

    To book your place visit the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland web site:

    http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/events/workshops

     

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  • Climate Action Workshops from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

    These workshops will provide information about the Stop Climate Chaos CLimate Bill campaign and equip you with the knowledge and skills to take action. We hope attendees will feel inspired to take the message that we need a strong climate act onto their streets, communities and to their representatives.

    In partnership with Take One Action, the workshops in Edinburgh (3rd June), Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Inverness, Dumfries & Stirling will be followed by a screening of Not Without Us – following frontline activists in the fight against climate change for a subsidised cost of just £4!

    There are nine workshops which you can register for today:

    Edinburgh, Quakers Meeting House – 21st April

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  • Would your church like to host a show about Cairo’s rubbish collectors?

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    The show “My Neighbourhood: Cairo’s Rubbish Collectors” by Christian Stejskal is on at the Edinburgh Just Festival on Friday 26th August. You can see the details here.

    This show is a colourful personal journey from my birth city of Vienna to Ethiopia by foot, then into the lives of Cairo’s rubbish collectors, whom I met during this pilgrimage. After finishing my walk in Axum, I returned to Cairo and lived with the Zabbaleen. Supporting myself as a violinist at the Cairo Opera House, I spent five years taking photos and listening to stories of their joys, struggles, tragedies and small triumphs. Through seven spoken word vignettes, photos and violin music performed live, this show recounts lives of the Zabbaleen and my encounter with them.

    However, you could have this show at your church on Friday 2 Sept or Sat 3 Sept. They are currently four shows planned in Edinburgh and Glasgow and the organisers would like to stage other one in another Scottish city.

    The financial implications for the host would be “in-kind,” consisting of the following:

    Donation of space for the performance, including use of video projector that can be plugged into a laptop, a head mic to amplify the spoken-word narrations, and a spotlight on the performer. If they lack this equipment, I can try to arrange to bring with us. Advertising and dissemination of information about the event.

    If you are interested please contact Jamie Furniss Jamie.Furniss@ed.ac.uk
     

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More information

If you wish to contact the Energy Saving Trust Alan Grant, the Community Liaison Officer, may be a helpful place to start. His contact details are:

Alan Grant
Fairways House, Fairways Business Park, Inverness, IV2 6AA | T 01463 259 707 | E alan.grant@hi.energysavingscotland.org.uk