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28nov2:00 pm3:30 pmVirtual EventNetworking & Skillshare meetup: Talking About Energy Conservation!Interested in energy? Involved in an energy conservation project - or want to be? Come share ideas / experiences2:00 pm - 3:30 pm OrganiserSCCAN Scottish Communities Climate Action NetworkEvent TypeMeeting,Webinar & TalksThemeEnergy & Renewables
Join fellow climate activists for a networking event on Energy Conservation. Share experience, ideas, challenges, questions! Come along to network and have group discussions. Please join us 2.00pm – 3.30 pm on
Join fellow climate activists for a networking event on Energy Conservation. Share experience, ideas, challenges, questions!
Come along to network and have group discussions.
Please join us 2.00pm – 3.30 pm on Monday 28 November!
(Contributors to be announced)
Their presentations will be followed by Q&As + breakout room discussions.
Our Networking Meet-ups are open, conversation-based, informal workshops that we host through the year.
(Monday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
30nov7:00 pm8:30 pmVirtual EventSoil Food Web for FarmersA talk and discussion, bringing the complex interactions of soil micro-organisms to life.7:00 pm - 8:30 pm OrganiserNourish ScotlandPropagateEvent TypeWebinar & TalksThemeFood & Agriculture,Nature & Biodiversity
This webinar is all about the Soil food web. What is it and how can we help to nurture it? The soil food web
This webinar is all about the Soil food web. What is it and how can we help to nurture it? The soil food web refers to the living part of the soil made up of insects, earthworms, and microorganisms. In this webinar we will cover:
- What is the soil food web (the poop loop)
- What is it made up of
- What damages the soil food web
- How can we repair degraded soil (dirt)
- How can we assess our soil food web
- The use of composts, teas and extracts
Colin Russell along with his wife Jill own and operate Ramstane Farm in North Ayrshire. The farm uses Holistic Management to raise pastured layers and broilers as well as a silvopasture orchard and small market garden. Colin has been studying with the Soil food web school for the past two years and is starting to apply this methodology to his own farm.
Hosted by Abi Mordin from Propagate and the SW Scotland RegenFarm Network. Abi is a market gardener operating a no dig system. She’s obsessed with healthy soil.
This event is part of our Agroecology: Enabling The Transition webinar series. A project bringing farmers and crofters together to learn from each other and support Scotland’s transition to more sustainable and regenerative agriculture.
This project is run in partnership by Pasture for Life, Propagate, Nature Friendly Farming Network, Soil Association, Landworkers Alliance and Nourish Scotland.
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
06dec7:00 pm9:00 pmACA December Climate Cafe: Community EnergyIs community energy a solution to help solve the energy challenges of the next decades?Mental Health Aberdeen, Langstane House, 6 Dee Street, Aberdeen, AB116DR7:00 pm - 9:00 pm OrganiserAberdeen Climate ActionEvent TypeClimate Action,Meeting,Webinar & TalksThemeCommunity,Community Engagement,Energy & Renewables,Just Transition
Community energy is key to a decarbonised economy and a crucial step in tackling climate change, simultaneously strengthening local economies. This is about more than windmills and solar panels. Community energy
Community energy is key to a decarbonised economy and a crucial step in tackling climate change, simultaneously strengthening local economies.
This is about more than windmills and solar panels. Community energy can help find a new balance between local economies and the global economy. It can also help overcome the divide between rich and poor — because it empowers local people – and close the gap between north and south. Community energy leads to energy democracy, holding the promise of an economy and society based on co-operation rather than competition, within the boundaries of planet earth.
This is the vast topic our 3 speakers for the evening will explore:
Hester Claridge from Town Rock will talk about the potential for geothermal energy in Scotland/UK.
Corinna Miller, Communications Manager, Power for People, will explain how her organisation, Power for People’s, encourages lobbying of government to make it easier for small and community schemes to access the grid.
Ken Gordon, from the Daviot Housing Group, will develop on his assessment of the potential of heat pumps for individual and group heat pump schemes to “[improve] access to the grid for community energy schemes”.
3 x 15 minute talks will be followed by an opportunity for you to ask the speakers questions and participate in the discussion.
Why not invite a friend or two to come to the event and even share the event within your network?
As this is a hybrid event, details to join the Zoom meeting will be included in your confirmation email when you sign up.
The event space for the in person event will be open from 6:30 pm, talks begin at 7 pm.
After the session at MHA, which we have to leave at 9pm sharp, a number of us repair to The Stag bar, Crown St, 100 m from MHA. You would be especially welcome to come along with us.
You can find more information about our Climate Cafes and Aberdeen Climate Action at: https://www.aberdeenclimateaction.org.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
09dec4:00 pm6:30 pmFeaturedGreen Tease: Creating climate democracy in ScotlandWe will explore the role of the arts and culture sector in helping to imagine and cultivate spaces for climate democracy in Scotland.Many Studios, 3 Ross St, Glasgow G1 5AR, United Kingdom4:00 pm - 6:30 pm OrganiserCreative Carbon ScotlandEvent TypeCultural, Arts & Social,Webinar & TalksThemeClimate Justice,Community Engagement,Governance,Storytelling
At the root of the climate emergency is a crisis of political imagination. Our current democratic structures are limited in who they represent, and
At the root of the climate emergency is a crisis of political imagination. Our current democratic structures are limited in who they represent, and what they can achieve. We need radical, collective visions of alternative futures to drive transformative action.
This Green Tease event will explore the role public participation can play in the climate and ecological emergency; and the importance of art and culture in envisioning and creating the radical climate futures we need. A just and equitable response requires the creation and extension of dynamic, participatory systems with new citizen engagement opportunities.
Both human and non-human citizens of the world should have a say in their future. However, today the space for democratic participation is limited. Art and culture is essential in opening up spaces for democratic participation by connecting to imaginaries greater than the present, and greater than ourselves.
This event will bring together people in both the environmental and creative sectors to exchange knowledge, ideas and practices on how to drive effective, creative and collective public engagement with the climate and ecological emergency.
Malaika Cunningham from Artsadmin will present a live version of The People’s Palace of Possibility a largescale interactive performance installation about utopias, rage, and how we create change, and together with experts in democratic innovation we will explore questions like: How does art and culture help us listen to local knowledge and empower communities towards collective action? How can we create and drive climate democracy in Scotland?
Photo credit event cover: Civic House Open Day, May 2022 – Tiu Makkonen | Roundtable event September 2022 – Rachel O’Regan.
Dr Oliver Escobar is senior lecturer in public policy at the school of social and political sciences of the University of Edinburgh; academic lead on democratic innovation at the Edinburgh Futures Institute; and co-director of CRITIQUE (Centre for Ethics and Critical Thought). He co-led the arts-mediated project Distant Voices, and co-directed What Works Scotland. His research and practice focus on different ways of empowering communities and has worked with the Just Transition Commission and Scotland’s Climate Assembly. Before academia, Oliver worked in literature, radio, retail, fishing, and construction, and published three poetry books.
Dr Malaika Cunningham is based at Artsadmin as a practice researcher. This role is in partnership with The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity. Her research explores the intersections of participatory performance, environmental justice, and democracy. She is also artistic director of The Bare Project, a theatre and interactive arts company. They’ll be presenting some work in the second half of the session.
Claire Dufour is a creative climate producer and project lead for CULTIVATE, a new regional programme focusing on improving social/climate justice for local communities through creativity and cross-disciplinary collaboration. Passionate about people, collaborative working and placemaking, her work focuses on providing safe, inclusive and brave spaces where we can learn from each other, and imagine and shape a better future together.
The event will be held in person. We want to remove barriers to participation in these events and are happy to make adjustments to prevent people being excluded. If you have any accessibility requirements, please state these when signing up or get in touch by email if you would like to provide more information or ask any questions. Please see our Safe working spaces statement for more information.’
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This event is part of Creative Carbon Scotland’s Green Tease event series, part of the culture/SHIFT programme.