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13mar7:30 pm9:30 pmClean heat in Edinburgh: Options for your home and your communityFunding for Local Energy Projects in Scotland- find out how to launch a project to decarbonise heat in your communityAugustine United Church,, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL7:30 pm - 9:30 pm OrganiserTransition EdinburghEvent TypeWebinar & TalksThemeNetworking & Community Engagement,Transport & Infrastructure
This event will bring together all who want to see us use heat more wisely, to cut costs, to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, to mitigate the risks of
This event will bring together all who want to see us use heat more wisely, to cut costs, to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, to mitigate the risks of climate change.
What do we mean by Clean Heat?
Clean heat means universal access to low carbon and low cost heat for our homes. We are concerned there is not enough good and well-understood information available across Edinburgh in the hands of our communities. We believe we need to understand our options, and how to access the support to take action. We also consider that by joining together as communities we can access clean, affordable, environmentally sustainable heat more quickly and easily. As communities we are able to bring greater force, greater buying power and greater political leverage to influence the provision of the best heating options for our neighbourhoods. We need to know what makes most economic, environmental and social sense. We need to know how to secure it, how the local council can help, and how as active, clear-sighted and articulate citizens we can also influence and support the council to meet its net zero goals.
Knowledge- Collaboration- Action
On the 28th January we brought together friends, neighbours, community groups, political representatives and professionals whose work is dedicated to decarbonising heat, affordably across the city. Some of the key takeaways from that day included that we should continue to arrange events that prioritise decarbonisation, what role does this Clean Heat forum play to support the council, ensuring that the Council should be central to delivering DHN District Heat Networks and supporting the interest in developing community ownership.
Funding for local community renewable energy projects
On the 13th March we have arranged a follow-up meeting. Chris Morris of Local Energy Scotland will present and explain how to access the funding available to support community ownership of renewable energy, and particularly low carbon heating solutions. We shall hear from Chris Cook who has been part of a successful, ‘Heat from the Street’, collaboration with Local Energy Scotland. Chris will discuss Community Heat in the context of the “Natural Grid” approach to energy independence and resilience.
Shared Challenges, Shared Solutions
The second half of our programme is dedicated to an open discussion of ideas that you have. We shall be able to test and discuss the right size, ambition and character of a successful project.
This event will be held at the Augustine Bristo Church 41 George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1ELThe date is Monday 13 March, 2023. It will start at 19.30 and we expect to finish at about 21.30
We have limited space so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Please bring your ideas and questions. If you would like to share your thoughts beforehand please send them to the [email protected]
(Monday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
22mar10:00 am4:30 pmSCCAN Annual Gathering 'Re-imagining the future'Scottish Communities Climate Action Network Gathering to celebrate achievements, share experiences & ideas for 2023Augustine United Church,, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL10:00 am - 4:30 pm OrganiserSCCAN Scottish Communities Climate Action NetworkEvent TypeCultural, Arts & Social,MeetingThemeCommunication & Storytelling,Community,Networking & Community Engagement
Join like minded people, colleagues in the field of climate change, community workers, climate activists and volunteers from across Scotland. This will be an opportunity to share ways of nourishing
Join like minded people, colleagues in the field of climate change, community workers, climate activists and volunteers from across Scotland. This will be an opportunity to share ways of nourishing active hope and of tackling challenges as change-makers seeking a greener, more just society.
Come to learn what we can do together in our regions to build networks, increase capacity and act effectively.
10.00am -4.30pm Wed 22 March Gathering
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This event is YOUR chance to get involved in tackling climate change. Join at: Augustine United Ch, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL.
***Programme to be announced soon***
TIMETABLE: A mixture of inspiring sessions plus workshops. Meet folk in your region / join local groups. All welcome.
*Please bring pop-ups and literature to share with participants!
Creche is being organised – so please book childcare places too!
Please email [email protected] if you require a travel bursary.
(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
SCCAN Scottish Communities Climate Action Network
25mar11:00 am1:30 pmEdinburgh livestream of Global Justice Now conference: Resisting Monopoly CapitalismAugustine United Church,, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL11:00 am - 1:30 pm OrganiserGlobal Justice NowEvent TypeWebinar & TalksThemeClimate Justice
Global Justice Now’s conference Resisting Monopoly Capitalism: An activist conference about corporate power on a planet in crisis takes place on 25 March in
Global Justice Now’s conference Resisting Monopoly Capitalism: An activist conference about corporate power on a planet in crisis takes place on 25 March in London. For those who can’t make it down to London, some of the event is being livestreamed.
We thought it would be nice to watch the livestream together with anyone who was interested and can make it to Edinburgh city centre that day, and then have a discussion about what we’ve heard.
We’ll provide popcorn, tea and cake to help you enjoy your livestream experience!
The opening panel and closing panel will be livestreamed.
Opening panel will feature:
Ann Pettifor, economist and author, The Case for the Green New Deal
Julia Kosgei, People’s Vaccine Alliance, Kenya
Parminder Jeet Singh, IT for Change, India
And will be chaired by our director, Nick Dearden.
The live stream of the opening panel will last about an hour and a half. We hope you’ll stay around for a discussion on what you’ve heard and hear about the kinds of things our local groups are doing in Scotland on our campaigns tackling corporate power.
The final panel will also be livestreamed at 4.35pm. We won’t be showing this at Augustine, but it will be possible for you to watch this at home.
About the conference
Multinational corporations have grown wealthy by monopolising the resources we need to live a dignified life – whether it’s the food we eat, the medicines we need to treat ourselves or the technology which increasingly underlies our day-to-day lives.
These leviathans set the rules of the game, forcing countries to compete with each other. This triggers not only a race to the bottom in terms of workers’ rights and environmental protection, but also leads the way to potentially devastating international conflict.
As such, monopoly capitalism needs to be confronted on an international basis, as well as at the level of the nation state. The movement against monopolies is growing. Only by taxing and regulating, breaking up and taking over these private monoliths can we hope to reclaim our democracy, reverse inequality and leave a habitable planet for future generations.
The opening panel (that we will watch on the livestream) will give a broad introduction to the problem of monopoly capitalism and how we can confront it as social justice activists.
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 1:30 pm