Sunday, September 13, 2015

Re-posting: Our Forth

Our Forth from Waltzer Films on Vimeo.

For more information, please visit Our Forth website

Click here to sign the petition.  

Upcoming related events

Scotland is Against Fracking protest
Saturday 26th September, 1pm-5pm at the Scottish Parliament
Facebook event link here.
This is a peaceful static protest against all forms of Unconventional Gas Extraction, organised by the group Scotland Against Fracking.
Speakers: Alison Johnstone MSP, Tommy Sheppard MP, John Finnie MSP and many more.

Hands over Our Forth
Sunday 11th October, 2pm on the Forth Road Bridge
Facebook event link here.
People from all over Scotland and beyond are invited to join this family-friendly event to call for Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) to be included in the Scottish Government's temporary ban on fracking. The aim of the event is to create a line of people joining hands across the Forth Road Bridge, from the North Queensferry side in Fife to the South Queensferry side and needs about 2,000 people for this to work! Can you be a part of it?

Friday, September 04, 2015

Re-posting: Cycle Edinburgh to Paris

Lobby the UN Climate Change Conference, COP21

A group of cyclists from Scotland are riding to Paris to lobby world leaders finalising 
the UN Global Agreement on Climate Change

Provisional departure November 28 2015   
Mass gathering in Paris 12 December 2015

Are you interested in being involved?
A.      Joining us for whole or part of the ride
B.      Organising one or more aspects of the ride
C.      Just being kept in the loop for the moment

Contact   mobile 07972896839

To far to go? Why not look at the London to Paris cycle ride?

Monday, August 31, 2015

Party leaders in Scotland make climate change pledge!

The leaders of Scotland's five main political parties have promised their manifestos will be consistent with Scotland's Climate Change Act and will set out plans on how they will tackle climate change and reduce emissions.

Find out more on the BBC article or why not find the ad itself in today's papers? 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Re-posting: To Paris and Beyond Training Days

To Paris and Beyond: A Festival of Climate Action & Solutions

2015 is a crucial year in the fight against climate change. This December world leaders will meet at a UN summit in Paris (also known as COP21) to conclude negotiations for a new global deal to tackle climate change.
To make sure political leaders know there is strong public support for ambitious and binding commitments in Paris, we need to show them our strong and growing climate movement. Beyond Paris, we need to keep up public pressure, continue to push for targets in line with climate science and justice, and ensure commitments are delivered.

On 26th-27th September in cities throughout Scotland, we’ll be showcasing community-led initiatives to address climate change, tackle injustice and power the move to safe, clean energy we need. Learn about what’s happening in Paris, how you can get involved, and meet others who share your concern.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland members will be running four training events over the weekend:

Dundee: Sunday 27th September
We will discuss how we build Scotland’s climate justice movement towards Paris and beyond through supporting community-owned renewables and fossil fuel divestment campaigns. We'll also develop our skills using social media, lobbying elected representatives and other practical tools for sustainability.

Hosted by Friends of the Earth Scotland, book your here.

Edinburgh: Saturday 26th September
Grow your skills and inspiration; hear from other ordinary campaigners and get to grips with the building blocks of developing an effective campaign. As part of the To Paris and Beyond weekend of climate-related events, the workshop will include a session dedicated to climate campaigning.

Session run by WWF, day organised by Take One Action, book here.

Glasgow: Sunday 27th September
Hear about why Paris COP21 is such a vital conference. Get a sneak peek of what will be happening at the Scotland rally. Meet other people concerned about climate change. Learn how to use social media to get more people engaged in climate campaigning. Gain skills to engage with politicians about climate change.

Hosted by Oxfam Scotland, book here.

Inverness: Sunday 27th September
Find out the facts about how climate change is affecting wildlife and habitats and the potential for Scotland to do more. Learn about how nature can help us be resilient to the impacts of climate change and what actions we’re calling for. Getting involved has no age restriction and there is something for everyone from expert talks to family-friendly hands-on workshops to youth training for how to lobby your politician.

Hosted by RSPB Scotland, book here

​These events are free and are open to the general public.
Click here for more information about Stop Climate Chaos Scotland.
Click here for more information about why 2015 is an important year for climate change.