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Eco-Congregation Scotland news 28 July 2021
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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

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z8tjemcOTB6db5QMDwYNKA

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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z8tjemcOTB6db5QMDwYNKA

#LetsDoNetZero

#TogetherForOurPlanet
 

 

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.  
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Our next confirmed events, activities and training are 
online and updated regularly. Please register for the Zoom meeting links at:

https://www.ecocongregationscotland.org/upcomingevents

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.
Read our monthly briefing on what COP26 is and how you can get involved. 

Register for free and begin your church's journey as an eco-congregation. Please consider church membership to become more active in the charity and support our Local Network activities - join online.

Please 
donate if you can, to help support our work and encourage growing interest across Scotland's churches. If you or others in your church would like to receive this newsletter regularly, please subscribe.

Banner photo of Castlemilk Park.

Our office is currently closed due to the coronavirus situation and staff are working from home. Please contact Eco-Congregation Scotland manager Stephen Curran at: 
0141 423 4671, 07554 905275, 
manager@ecocongregationscotland.org

Eco-Congregation Scotland, 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN
Eco-Congregation Scotland is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), Scottish Charity number: SC041287
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