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06jun6:00 pm7:30 pmSustainability: Developing New Materials & TechSustainability: How will we develop new materials and technologies in a warming world?Advanced Research Centre, University of Glasgow, 11 Chapel Lane Glasgow G11 6EW6:00 pm – 7:30 pm OrganiserGlasgow Science FestivalEvent TypeWebinar & TalksThemeScience
Sustainability is a major driver of innovation in the modern world and creating ‘green’ businesses that are better able to endure and shield their customers from the effects of climate
Sustainability is a major driver of innovation in the modern world and creating ‘green’ businesses that are better able to endure and shield their customers from the effects of climate change are a perfect example of the “Glasgow’s Looking Forward” theme.
These issues are particularly important in chemistry and chemistry-related industries, which are increasingly focused on the development of new materials, technologies, and processes that enable climate resilience, and to improve existing operations in line with this. We will discuss this with academics, entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and science communicators, to provide a local insight into how climate change is being tackled by a cross-section of researchers.
Talks will be given between 6-6.30pm followed by a panel discussion with Q&A.
Introductions will be given by by Esther Richter (Biomedical Engineering, University of Glasgow) on behalf of the Society of Chemical Industry. The event will be chaired by Professor Justin Hargreaves (Head of the School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow).
Talks will be given by Prof. Mark Symes (School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow), Dr Dorothy Aidulis (STEM Scotland) & Prof. Brian Quinn (Wellfish).
Coffee and biscuits will be served courtesy of the Society of Chemical Industry to allow for networking and further discussion.
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
07jun11:30 am1:00 pmVirtual EventClimate Action for All: First Steps and Strategies for a Diverse CommunityOnline – UK11:30 am – 1:00 pm OrganiserScottish Communities Climate Action NetworkEvent TypeClimate Action,Workshop & TrainingThemeCommunity
Community Climate Action – first steps and building towards success. How can groups widen community engagement towards climate action, and encourage a more diverse audience? This mini-training
Community Climate Action – first steps and building towards success. How can groups widen community engagement towards climate action, and encourage a more diverse audience?
This mini-training is delivered by the Ethnic Minority Environmental Network of CEMVO Scotland.
This event will give climate leaders, activists, community and project workers from across Scotland hints and tips on how to build effective engagement with a diverse public.
-Welcome and Introductions from Aekus Kamboj to the subject of community climate action, scene setting, etc.
-Practical example – Mobilising Community Climate Action project delivered in 2022. Goals, challenges, outcomes and learnings.
-Small group workshop – list the challenges faced in your communities.
-Reflection on challenges: which are faced, which are shared, and which are one-offs?
-“Top 10 Tips” – key pointers that groups can use to galvanise action in their area.
-Discussion of top tips.
Please join us 11.30am – 13.00pm on Wednesday 7th June!
– Aekus Kamboj Climate Change/EMEN Officer
– Andrew Williams Environmental Projects Co-ordinator
(Wednesday) 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Online – UK
11jun3:00 pm6:30 pmFINITE film screening and mass direct action discussionClimate Camp Scotland Glasgow GatheringThe Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street Glasgow G41 2PZ3:00 pm – 6:30 pm OrganiserClimate Camp ScotlandEvent TypeClimate Action,Cultural, Arts & Social,MeetingThemeClimate Justice
Free screening of award-winning documentary FINITE: The Climate of Change, followed by a discussion of direct action tactics, and a chance to get involved in Climate Camp Scotland 2023. The Film
Free screening of award-winning documentary FINITE: The Climate of Change, followed by a discussion of direct action tactics, and a chance to get involved in Climate Camp Scotland 2023.
Rich Felgate’s FINITE: The Climate of Change is an insider’s view of the world of direct action: a raw, authentic and emotional insight into the David and Goliath battle between frontline communities, activists and fossil fuel corporations.
Germany, concerned citizens step forward to save an ancient forest from one of Europe’s largest coal mines. They form an unlikely alliance with
a frustrated community in rural England who are forced into action to protect their homes from a new opencast coal mine.
Climate Camp Scotland is a grassroots collective organising for climate justice and against fossil fuels in Scotland, by running annual climate camps
that include mass direct action as a core tactic. After the screening, we will discuss our responses to the film and consider the question: ‘Does size matter? Why *mass* direct action?’
Join the Crew for Climate Camp 2023
Climate Camp 2023 will be on Wednesday 12 through to Monday 17 July, in the Grangemouth area. Targeting the INEOS refinery and petrochemical
complex, the camp will be a melting pot of action and creativity as we take on Scotland’s biggest polluter, build the movement for climate justice, support local community struggles, and forge solidarity with workers. All through putting on an entirely volunteer-run, non-hierarchical event where all of us are responsible and everyone is crew!
With the camp now a matter of weeks away, we need *you* to get stuck in. This gathering will be an opportunity to find out more about our plans for Climate Camp 2023 at Grangemouth, and to join our teams (‘working groups’) already beavering away.
The Deep End at 21 Nithsdale Street, just five minutes walk from Pollokshields West or Queen’s Park rail stations, and an even shorter walk from bus stops on Pollokshaws Rd. https://www.govanhillbaths.com/projects/deep-end-find-us-2/
We have some funding available to cover travel expenses for those who would not otherwise be able to take part. Email [email protected] to request this.
There is the possibility of putting on a free creche at the venue, if this is needed. If you would like to bring children along, please email [email protected] by Thursday 8 June and let us know how many children, their age/s, and any special care needs they may
The film certificate is 12A, and so older children are welcome to watch the film with us (please note under-16s should be accompanied by an adult).
Snacks and juice available 🙂 The event is free, but donations welcome to support the work of film-maker Rich Felgate and Climate Camp Scotland – donate to CCS here – http://bit.ly/climatecampgive. You can donate directly to FINITE’s Impact Campaign here: https://www.share-doc.org /en/d/19001/finite-the-climate-of-change.
The venue is wheelchair accessible. The film is in English and German (with English subtitles). Unfortunately there is no hearing aid loop.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Climate Camp Scotland
13jun7:00 pm8:30 pmVirtual/ Physical EventInsulation vs Ventilation etc: How buildings ‘work’ in relation to retrofitEnergy efficiency in a building means blocking the draughts and insulating everything, right? Wrong! An expert explains why …Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2JL7:00 pm – 8:30 pm OrganiserEdinburgh Building Retrofit and Improvement CollectiveEvent TypeWebinar & TalksThemeEnergy & Renewables
Knowing how our buildings manage energy, heat, moisture and air movement is fundamental to understanding energy efficiency and successful retrofit and improvement, without the risk of unintended consequences in the
Knowing how our buildings manage energy, heat, moisture and air movement is fundamental to understanding energy efficiency and successful retrofit and improvement, without the risk of unintended consequences in the longer term. As part of the Climate Fringe, the Edinburgh Building Retrofit and Improvement Collective is proud to put on this hybrid event, with guest speaker Jon Stinson PhD, academic, researcher and Director of locally-based Building Research Solutions Ltd.
There will be an introduction to the Collective before a presentation from Jon on the principles of building physics as applied to successful, healthy, domestic energy efficiency retrofit, followed by a Q&A session. The aim is to give Edinburgh residents an overview of the technical fundamentals to help puzzle through energy efficiency and building performance uncertainties (but without the scary maths). By the end of the session you should, for example, understand the distinctions between unwanted draughts and essential ventilation, and why commonplace foam block internal wall insulation might not be a good idea for traditional (pre 1919) buildings in the city.
We want to help create an educated public able to:understand why energy efficiency is not as simple as blocking every draught and insulating everything;gather the information advisable for making informed decisions;understand when ‘obvious choices’ may benefit from careful consideration or expert advice;ask the right questions and understand when recommendations may be based on poor understanding or insufficient knowledge.
Every building is different and every tenement is more than a collection of independent flats. Fully informed choices on what best to do in a particular property require knowledge of the particulars of that property/building. Generic recommendations given without such knowledge (for example from telephone advice services) are not always the best advice, but individual detailed analysis and advice can be expensive. This presentation will help you advance more confidently.
Please note that because of the uniqueness of every case, the Q&A will not be a ‘surgery’ on what should be done in specific properties, but will answer more general questions and clarify any uncertainty about the technical issues described.
After the event, those present at the venue will be able to mingle and chat/discuss in order to make useful contacts and to meet some of the team behind the Edinburgh Building Retrofit and Improvement Collective. The Collective wants people to be better informed and more confident in considering the issues, as well as to encourage individuals to work in community groups in order to get better results, cheaper, more easily and with less stress.
The presentation will be recorded and made available for future reference. Online attendees will also be able to join the Q&A session.
The venue is not the easiest to find. Details are given on the Quaker Meeting House website: https://www.equaker.org.uk/locationThe Collective wishes to acknowledge the support of funding from the City of Edinburgh Council’s ‘Edinburgh Community Climate Fund’, thanks to the votes of residents of the city.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Edinburgh Building Retrofit and Improvement Collective
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