Firefly at 20
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Firefly at 20

  • The Playfair Library, Edinburgh University Old College (map)
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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.

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Food Security Vs Food Sovereignty the Clash of Paradigms
Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Food Security Vs Food Sovereignty the Clash of Paradigms

  • School of Social and Political Science at The University of Edinburgh (map)
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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

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Restalrig Cycle Path Tree Planting & Cleanup
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Restalrig Cycle Path Tree Planting & Cleanup

  • Restalrig Circus, Edinburgh, EH7 6, United Kingdom (map)
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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.

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Eco-printing using Scottish Leaves
Mar
16
10:30 AM10:30

Eco-printing using Scottish Leaves

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.

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The Psychology of Climate Change
Mar
13
9:30 AM09:30

The Psychology of Climate Change

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.

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Helen Pankhurst: The Story of Women's Rights
Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

Helen Pankhurst: The Story of Women's Rights

  • The Playfair Library Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL Edinburgh, United Kingdom (map)
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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/

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TRANSITION TRAINING for Carbon Neutral Scotland 10am-5pm Sun 3Mar Edinburgh
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

TRANSITION TRAINING for Carbon Neutral Scotland 10am-5pm Sun 3Mar Edinburgh

  • pin St Leonard's Land 3.24 Moray House School of Education Holyrood Road, EH8 8AQ Edinburgh (map)
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"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.

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