Scotland

Green Home Energy Week

See for yourself how achievable energy efficiency can be.
 
Green Home Energy Week is a week-long event, showcasing energy efficient homes. Taking place across Scotland from 5 to 13 September, inspirational homeowners are opening their doors to share and chat about their energy efficiency experiences. To find out more about open homes and events in your area join us to see for yourself this September.

John Ashton on Fracking: For whom, at what cost?

The prospect of fracking for shale gas (and other unconventional forms of extraction) at an industrial scale looms over much of the UK. It is pitting communities against aggressive corporate and financial interests that have bet on its success, as well as their political backers. It threatens to deepen already serious national divisions and is putting local authorities in an impossible position. Our democratic systems are cracking under the strain.
 

Encyclical Letter: Getting to grips with the Pope's inspiring text

Encyclical Letter of the Holy Father on care for our common home.
 
The Green Group at Lauriston invites you to get to grips with Pope Francis' challenging and inspiring text, one chapter at a time, during three informal ecumenical discussion evenings on Wednesday 2nd, 9th and 16th of September from 7-9 pm.
 
Refreshments provided.
 

Encyclical Letter: Getting to grips with the Pope's inspiring text

Encyclical Letter of the Holy Father on care for our common home.
The Green Group at Lauriston invites you to get to grips with Pope Francis' challenging and inspiring text, one chapter at a time, during three informal ecumenical discussion evenings on Wednesday 2nd, 9th and 16th of September from 7-9 pm.
Refreshments provided.

Encyclical Letter: Getting to grips with the Pope's inspiring text

Encyclical Letter of the Holy Father on care for our common home.

The Green Group at Lauriston invites you to get to grips with Pope Francis' challenging and inspiring text, one chapter at a time, during three informal ecumenical discussion evenings on Wednesday 2nd, 9th and 16th of September from 7-9 pm.

Refreshments provided.

Film screening: Bikes Vs Cars

The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will dominant economic interests allow it?
 
From bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles fighting for safe bike lanes, to Copenhagen, where forty percent commute by bike daily, Bikes vs Cars looks at both the struggle for cyclists in a society dominated by cars, and the revolutionary changes that could take place if more cities moved away from car-centric models.
 

Beyond Paris: climate change, system change and the public sector

The conference will be opened with an address by Dr Aileen McLeod, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council.  Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester and Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, will deliver the morning keynote presentation.  The morning session will also feature input from the Chief Executive of SEPA, Terry A’Hearn.

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