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).
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Brexit will impact many areas of public life - but how will it affect our environment? Will we be able to adequately protect our natural resources and wildlife? And will it change Scotland and the UK’s efforts to avert a climate catastrophe?
Join the screening of the incredible documentary 'BLUE' on 6th February! Due to the popularity of our last screening of Blue, we recommend booking your tickets early
Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blue-film-screening-tickets-55281939770?fbclid=IwAR11l7KFOCQ8Yaz3JmqSHYJbfO-V5ZEg-010_CnoBCzti4Kk3AoJjBdTDkk
Coming Sunday, 3rd February, we are again campaigning against the massive use of single-use plastics by UK supermarkets.
We will use a psycho-social approach to encourage research and actions that work towards positive change in the response to climate change.
This is an event open to anyone interested in this particular approach to tackling Climate Change