Scotland

Green Network Open Days

On the 3rd and 4th of October, the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland are showcasing some of Scotland's green homes and businesses.
 
Around 40 homes and 10 businesses across Scotland will open their doors to share their experiences of living and working in a more energy efficient way. From Orkney to Dumfries there's sure to be a property to visit near you.
 
Find out more at: http://www.greennetworkopendays.org.uk
 

Bidder 70 screening at Take One Action film festival

About the film, Bidder 70
In response to huge areas of public land being sold off for oil and gas leases in Utah, nascent activist Tim DeChristopher disrupted the auctions by successfully bidding $1.7 million he didn't have for thousands of acres he wanted to preserve.
 
Arrested and threatened with prison, he defies the courts to inspire others to take action for better environmental policies, arguing that civil disobedience is one of our most powerful tools in the fight against climate change.
 

Everything you wanted to know about the referendum but were afraid to ask!

18th September is the day when you’ll face the biggest political decision of your lifetime.
 
Are you prepared for the referendum?
 
If not, don’t worry academics from the Future of the UK and Scotland programme are here to help.
 
They can’t promise to answer all your questions, but they’ll give it a good try.
 
This free event will have a third sector focus, but is open to all.
 

Job opportunity: SCCS Campaign Officer

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland Campaign Officer 
3 days a week for 14 months, Oct 2014 – Dec 2015
£22,000 - £24,000 pro rata, dependent on experience
Based in Edinburgh
 
An exciting opportunity for an experienced campaigner to work with Scotland’s largest civil society coalition.  The Campaign Officer will help to deliver a range of campaigns activities over the next year, a crucial time for climate action nationally and globally.
 

Reducing fertiliser use can cut Scotland's climate emissions

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland has today welcomed the announcement from the Scottish Government that it will include fertiliser planning within the Common Agriculture Policy’s (CAP) Greening rules in order to tackle climate change [1]. 
 
Agriculture and related land use is responsible for a huge 21% of Scotland’s total greenhouse gas emissions.  This is in large part due to fertiliser spreading [2]. 
 

Scottish climate change efforts step up a gear

Announcements made today demonstrate that the Scottish Government is serious about getting Scotland back on track to fulfil the promises set out in the Climate Change Act. [1]
 
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) made the comment on the day the latest climate emissions figures were released which showed for a third successive year the Scottish Government has failed to meet the targets set out in the Act.
 
Gina Hanrahan, spokesperson for Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:
 

New climate package looks promising

**Interim comment – full response after Ministeral statement at 14.30**
 
Commenting on today’s announcement from the Scottish Government on the latest climate emission figures, Gina Hanrahan from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said [1]:
 
“It’s been a difficult start to the implementation of the Climate Change Act, but the Scottish Government’s package of new measures across different sectors such as energy efficiency, low carbon travel and district heating looks promising.
 

SCCS welcomes additional funding for cycling

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland welcomes the announcement, from Transport Minister, Keith Brown MSP, of additional funding for cycling.
 
Cycling and walking provide an opportunity for people to travel in a greener way, but can also improve their health and wellbeing.
 
The Transport Scotland press release, with more information about the funding, is available here: http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/node/14129
 
 

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