Eco Congregation News April

Ten things you need to know about
Eco-Congregation Scotland this month.
Dear Craigsbank Church,

Welcome to the new Eco-Congregation Scotland Enews featuring the ten things you need to know about Eco-Congregation Scotland this month.

1. Ten Congregations Receive Eco-congregation Award Plaques

We have just posted award plaques to ten lucky congregations. To find out which ones and how you can apply for an award click here.

2. Still Time to Book Tickets for our Annual Gathering

With over half of the tickets gone there is still time to book to attend our Annual Gathering on 28th April in Edinburgh. Bring a young person with you.

3. Three Scottish Eco-congregations Share £518,000 In Grants From Climate Challenge Fund

Three eco-congregations have received grants from the latest round of the Climate Challenge Fund.

Granton Parish Church (Church of Scotland), St Paul’s Cathedral Dundee (Scottish Episcopal Church) and Gate Church International (Independent) have each received funding for energy saving owrk on their own buildings and community work getting people reducing their carbon footprints.

4. Video: Developing Countries Need Fossil Fuels To Reach The Standard Of Living We Enjoy?

A new video from Katharine Hayhoe, who spoke at our Edinburgh Network event last year.

5. Friends Of The Earth Scotland: Help Rescue Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone

Friends of the Earth Scotland are asking people in Glasgow to contact their councillor about the proposed Low Emission Zone.

6. Recycling For Good Causes

Traidcraft recently received nearly £70 from Selkirk Parish Church – mostly from old and broken jewellery and watches.

7. Cares Conference 2018: Empowering The Local Energy Transition

Join Local Energy Scotland at the CARES Conference 2018, 18-19 April at The Corinthian, Glasgow to explore the big opportunities for community and local energy in Scotland’s changing energy landscape.

8. Scottish Government Publishes Climate Change Plan

The Scottish Government has published its Climate Change Plan 2018-2032. 

The Plan sets out the Scottish Government’s action towards meeting the emissions reduction targets and includes input from churches who took part in our Climate Conversations.

9. Have You Ever Thought About Being An Eco-Congregation Award Assessor?

No special qualifications required, just enthusiasm and a little of your time given voluntarily. If your congregation has an award, you will know how useful it is to get feedback from the assessors, and you were probably surprised to find that the assessors were just ordinary folk like yourself!

10. Keep Scotland Beautiful – It’s Your Neighbourhood Campaign

Is your church group involved in cleaning up and greening up your area?
Do your activities focus on community participation, environmental responsibility and gardening?
Then Keep Scotland Beautiful’s It’s Your Neighbourhood campaign is for you!
It’s an annual campaign, FREE, and is part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Britain in Bloom campaign.

Further news items can be found on our web site news page.
Our next newsletter will be sent on the first of next month. 
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