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Join our electric vehicles workshop today
Embracing greener travel
Embracing Greener Travel: Electric Vehicles
Workshop with Home Energy Scotland
Wednesday 28 July 2021
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Eco-Congregation Scotland is delighted to link again with Home Energy Scotland in this free interactive workshop on electric vehicles, the next in our “Embracing Greener Travel” events. There’s still time to join this afternoon’s workshop!
Electric vehicles (EVs) are part of the here and now. Both the Scottish and UK Governments are working towards meeting emissions targets and Home Energy Scotland invites you to learn more about living with an EV. This interactive workshop will cover the contribution EVs make to combatting climate change and aims to deal with the concerns you may have about ownership.
Home Energy Scotland is the free and impartial advice service managed by the Energy Saving Trust and funded by the Scottish Government, helping us save money and improve the environment by looking at how we use energy and water – and how we get about.
Please register to join the electric vehicles workshop at 2pm today:
World Nature Conservation Day
Summer action for nature
On World Nature Conservation Day, we are delighted to share the Tree Prayer from volunteer Barry Watson of Castlemilk Parish Church, with visuals from Eco-Chaplain Rev David Coleman.
Every year on 28 July, World Nature Conservation Day encourages awareness of the need to preserve the environment and natural resources to keep the world healthy. The theme this year is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”.
Climate change and nature loss are the greatest global threats, with nearly 25% of wildlife lost in Scotland. There is hope – looking after nature is good for us, the planet and wildlife. Nature Scot has 14 steps to Make Space For Nature this summer.
Our Faith Action for Nature resources also encourage churches to engage with nature and manage their grounds for wildlife. Each seasonal pack has worship material, family activities and practical actions to care for nature.
Our Summer theme is foraging. We look at what animals eat, celebrate the world of foods around us and have practical tips on planting for wildlife. Please download a pdf or browse the Summer resources online. Activities for church grounds or nature reserves are still limited due to coronavirus restrictions, so please use with reference to Scottish Government guidance as we progress through the summer.
The project was a partnership between Eco-Congregation Scotland, RSPB Scotland, the Church of Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church, with resources created by Earthbound Ventures in consultation with A Rocha.
Our next confirmed events, activities and training are online and updated regularly. Please register for the Zoom meeting links at:
SAVE THE DATE
Coming soon on Thursday 19 August, the launch of our ecumenical Creation Time materials, prepared by Eco-Chaplain Rev David Coleman and volunteers in partnership with the Joint Public Issues Team.
How do you make your home more energy efficient? Are there ways to save money on your heating bills? Could your small business be more efficient?
Dean Wigglesworth is an adviser with Home Energy Scotland, based in Inverness. He will share his knowledge and expertise in energy efficiency in the home. He will also offer advice on managing our fuel costs.
Ryan Felber is the Local Business Advisor for the Energy Efficiency Business Support Service based in Inverness. Ryan has over 7 years’ experience supporting organisations to reduce their carbon emissions and identify costs savings in access of £440,000 annually. Ryan understands the numerous challenges small business face in particular those in more rural and off grid locations.
The programme offers free support to Scottish based SMEs – small and medium-sized businesses and organisations. Ryan’s presentation will cover the support and funding available through this programme as well as how to access it.
The Energy Efficiency Business Support Service (formerly known as Resource Efficient Scotland), launched in 2013, and is a programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, It is funded by the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund. The programme offers free advice and technical support as well as the sharing of best practices and new technologies.
Embedding Energy Efficiency within Scottish organisations makes a significant contribution to the achievement of the Scottish Government’s strategic economic objectives, climate change, energy efficiency and zero waste targets. Each year over 34,000 individuals from a range of organisations access the programme for support from the Service.
This event will take place via Zoom, on Monday 8th of February from 7.30- 8.30pm.
Please use the form below to register for the event.