Let's give Leith a spring clean to celebrate #EarthDay2019. Last year almost 400 people took part in 11 litter picks around Leith and collected more than half a tonne of litter from our streets. Can we break this record in 2019?
This workshop is run as part of the Zero Waste Leith project to make Leith a more vibrant town with zero waste at it’s heart, and is only available to those who work or live in Leith (postcode EH6).
An Investing Women Event in Association with Informatics Ventures EIE Invest 2019
The Old Quad of Edinburgh University will be lit up by world renowned artist Bruce Munro's Fireflies installation and the evening will include exhibitions of artwork by Derek Robertson RSW SSA and Iman Tajik, plus words by Marjorie Lofti Gill and music from Kuchke, a polyphonic Balkan choir. All artists and performers are kindly donating their work and time for the evening.
Professor Olivier De Schutter will be delivering a public lecture entitled “Food security versus food sovereignty: The clash of paradigms”. Olivier De Schutter is the former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food and Professor of international human rights law, University of Louvain and Co-Chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food). Professor De Schutter is a leading expert in global policy debates to achieve sustainable and social just food systems
I know that a clean up was done round here recently so would be great to add further to those efforts!
In addition, I have permission from the council to plant some extra trees along the cycle path as there's some bald patches we could fill up, so would be great if we could also get them in!
In total I've purchased 45 native trees from the woodland trust - holly, hazel, wild cherry and rowan.
Eco printing is a natural process using botanical material and steam to transfer the pigment and texture of leaves onto fabrics or materials to create a beautiful pattern
Join Glasgow-based Artist Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw and learn to create beautiful crisp patterns on fabric and paper using leaves and a steaming process.
This talk will summarise the current crisis, look at the psychology behind our reactions to it, how creative people are addressing the issue of climate change crisis and how this is transferable to any discipline, the difference between personal actions and activism, the role of intersectionality and class war, why recycling might kill us off, and in a break with convention and the usual depressing environmental talks, actually give you the answer to solve it. It will be followed by a chance to discuss the issues. It will be truth: at turns depressing, informing and ultimately (I hope) uplifting.
Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette movement, joins us on March 11th to lead a participatory and wide-ranging talk on women’s lives, reflecting on the changes in the UK since the right to parliamentary vote was first granted to some women in 1918.
Follow the link for tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/398251510916551/
The Bog Squad will be removing invasive scrub at Kirkconnell Flow near Dumfries in order to protect it's valuable peatland habitat. If left to grow invasive scrub will take water away from the moss which threatens the specialised flora and fauna that lives there.
Please book via https://sseg5mar.eventbrite.co.uk
You are invited to "James Clerk Maxwell: his contribution to Scotland’s all-renewable electricity target" with Keith Barnham, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Imperial College London.
"Climate Emergency" / IPCC SR1.5 degrees "12 years" etc - all means we have to use our local creativity for a fairer, greener Carbon Neutral Scotland!
Transition Scotland hub invite you to a join Tina Clarke in a journey through the community-led tools and techniques used by initiatives in the global Transition Network.