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RSE Inquiry Report Facing up to Climate Change: breaking the barriers to a low-carbon Scotland launched

...ith its rich renewable resources, world class research base, experience in the oil and gas industry and leading financial institutions, has much to gain from the move to a low-carbon society. We’re on the verge of a new form of industrial revolution and Scotland could benefit from novel economic opportunities, increased energy security and better use of resources to build stronger, more sustainable communities” comments...

Porty & Leith Community Wind Turbine hits stumbling block in land negotiations

...munity renewable projects on land subject to PFI. This could be covered in the future from the proceeds from community projects that have benefited from it. To date Scottish Water has not changed its stance on the project. The extent of the influence of private contractors over Scottish Water is unclear as the project requires a land deal that would last longer than the current PFI contract at Seafield – and the land, like Scottish Wat...

The first ever Portobello Organic Market!

...or drink that is organic or has a majority of organic ingredients. The remaining stalls are open to local people selling arts & crafts in an attempt to support local artists and stimulate local production and sale. We are less strict on the criteria they have to meet but are keen on folk selling goods made from organic, locally produced or recycled materials - and several traders on Saturday met these criteria. We were as surprised as you when som...

A community building conflict resolution group?

...through the roof — all the community gardens, insulation and turbines in the world aren’t going to be much use if we don’t know how to sort things out and be able to live with each other. Here are some personal reflections on what we might learn from the community divisions generated by the proposal to build a new Portobello High School on the Park. In 2006 PEDAL made an initial objection to the school being on the park: not becaus...

The PEDAL Board

...ary members of PEDAL who are elected at Annual General Meetings. The remaining three spaces are for Directors co-opted by the Board – these can be PEDAL members or other people who have relevant skills and experience. Our current Board members are listed below, along with a short profile of their skills, experience and interests. Eva Schonveld (Chair) Eva Schonveld has lived in Portobello for the last 16 years and has raised her three...

Scottish Community Groups Make St Andrew’s Day Appeal for Support

...t. The two projects – one from Edinburgh and the other from Strathpeffer in the Highlands – have chosen Scotland’s national day to appeal for online votes to help them win funding from the Energyshare fund. River Cottage and Scottish Gas are putting power in the hands of the people from across Scotland by encouraging them to vote in their Energyshare Fund, a new green initiative giving the public a say on where hundreds of thousands o...

Back our Energyshare bid to boost community power

...ur family, neighbours and friends back our bid by clicking on the title in the box on the right to reach the www.energyshare.com website, and registering your support for our turbine project! PEDAL – Portobello Transition Town and Greener Leith have joined forces to conduct detailed feasibility work on a site within the Seafield Waste Water Treatment Works. Early surveys suggest a wind turbine on this site has the potential to gen...

Orchard is waking up

...in 2011.  We are looking forward to the year ahead and please come and join in whatever way you can. Our first job on our next Workday  Saturday 31st March will be to put up the supports for the apple tunnel and plant the trees. Further workdays: Saturday 28th April Saturday 26th May Saturday 30th June Saturday 28th July Saturday 25th August Saturday 29th Sept Saturday 27th October Saturday 24th November If you want to know more ring: Mary Jan...

PEDAL AGM and Creating our Future Now! event

...ntinued to develop projects to make Portobello more sustainable, and in the process (according to some obscure mathematical formula the Government uses) we are estimated to have helped Portobello to save 175 tonnes of CO 2 . We also considered some of the key questions and challenges facing PEDAL over the months and years ahead including: the unsustainability of grant funding and the need for income generating community e...

Car Free Day Bike & Boat Parade!

...ite of what we hope will become the first community owned urban turbine in the UK. The bicycles and boats were full of people of all ages, and the cyclists were led by a bike decorated as a great green dragon! With earth flags flying and banners reading “100% renewable energy now” we enjoyed the sunshine and renewed our hope that community action — such as the community orchard and other food growing projects we have begun, and ins...