Events and training
Please register today for our next series of meetings and workshops in June organised by our programme coordinator Judith Macleod with a range of partners across Scotland :
Starting your Eco Journey
Wednesday 3rd June, 7.30pm-8.30pm
New to Eco-Congregation Scotland? Not really sure how to get started? Looking for some inspiration about what to do next? This is the event for you…
Hear from Gold Award winning and more experienced congregations Lomond Parish Church in Balloch and Dunscore Parish Church near Dumfries as they talk about their Eco-Congregation journeys, how they got started and how their work has developed over the years.
From energy efficiency to renewables
Thursday 4th June, 2.15pm-3.15pm
Find out about how Home Energy Scotland can support you to make changes and become more energy efficient, learning more about the kinds of renewable energy you can use in your home. We will hear from Dean Wigglesworth of Home Energy Scotland and have the opportunity to ask him questions.
Love Food Hate Waste workshop
Friday 5th June, 10.30am-12.30pm
We are delighted to have Matt and John from Home Energy Scotland leading an online version of the popular Love Food Hate Waste workshop. Taking time to join in with this workshop could save you as much as £460 a year - that's the cost of food that the average Scottish household throws away every year - much of it still edible.
Fair Trade and the environment
Wednesday 10th June, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Join us online for a follow-up session with Colleen Tait of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum to talk about the links between fair trade and the environment. A timely discussion with the need for a "green recovery" beyond the COVID-19 lockdown, linking social justice and climate justice.
Starting your Eco Journey
Monday 15th June, 7.30pm-8.30pm
Another open session encouraging churches to become new and more active eco-congregations. Westray Parish Church in the Orkney Islands and Wardie Parish Church in Edinburgh will both share their experience and insight from registration to Eco-Congregation Gold Award winners.
MOO Food - a community food company
Tuesday 16th June, 2.00pm-3.00pm
MOO Food is a Highlands community food company based in Muir of Ord, aiming to bring people together to build community resilience and grow food, knowledge and confidence. Hear about MOO Food's work, growing food together, sharing learning, cooking, eating and reducing food waste and food miles.
Love Your Clothes workshop
Friday 19th June, 2.15pm-3.15pm
An estimated £100 million worth of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year and has the fourth largest environmental impact after housing, transport and food. Join our Love Your Clothes workshop with Miriam Adcock from Zero Waste Scotland to find out why clothing and particularly "fast fashion" is so bad for the environment and learn practical ways we can do our bit to address this.