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Why is changing our energy use important?

...and these are linked to each other: Climate Change: it is now the consensus of the majority of leading climate scientists that our use of fossil fuels to generate heat and power is leading to changes in the climate, and that there will be disastrous consequences for humankind if this continues at its current rate. Other environmental impacts: the process of extracting, refining and transporting oil and other fossil fuels...

Finding and Securing Land for Community Growing

...tell about your land-related issue when you reserve your place so we can structure the session around matters that concern you. Phone: 0131 623 7058 Email: linda@farmgarden.org.uk link to book online: http://www.farmgarden.org.uk/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/register&Itemid=647&id=37&reset=1   Training Fee(s) Members (paying members of FCFCG and Trellis) £ 20.00 Non-members from a community or therapeutic garden £ 35.0...

Hotspot Insulation Scheme

...ook further into hard-to-treat properties and what can be done to insulate them. Rupert Bagen Building codes effecting insulation levels wouldn't really start to take affect until early 1980's. If your household was built previous to 1984, there is a reasonably good chance that an attic has small attic insulation. Builders in the 1940's would not insulate much of anything, builders in the particular 1960's filled the place between the ceiling raft...

350.org’s new film ‘Do The Math’: 29th May, 7pm

...f carbon dioxide in our atmosphere? 350.org, NASA, and many other scientific groups reckon that we need to reduce our carbon in the atmosphere to 350 for a safe level for the Earth-and ourselves ultimately! None of us has the answer individually, but perhaps together we do! Join us on Weds 29th May 7pm, North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court , Edinburgh EH4 4TZ Telephone: 0131 315 2151 https://www.facebook.com/www.artforall.org...

Busking Bike at the market on the 5th April

...In collaboration with the Science Festival, we’re very pleased to welcome the Busking Bike, who’ll be with us the whole morning.  With mind-boggling experiments and dazzling science demos, Busking Bikes take street performance to a whole new level. Find out all about the latest developments in Scottish science and witness explosions, weirdness and plenty of mess. ...

Organic Vegan Banquet in aid of Coal Action Scotland

...y horrific effects on human health both here in Scotland and throughout the world. Despite these facts and because of hypocritical government policies, much of the industrial world is still inextricably linked to coal and Scotland is no different. We at CAS exist to challenge the reliance on this unsustainable fossil fuel and work towards creating positive solutions with communities who pay the true costs of the coal; the...

Packed out Porty Buses to The Wave, & a packed out national Transition gathering in Glasgow

...ce to met up with others, exchange stories, attend diverse workshops, make a wonderful ceilidh, and have brilliant childcare that culminated with the kids teaching US! If you missed it — and in particular if you’re used to having to miss such things because the kids won’t be happy — come next year: the kids were more than happy, and we all returned fabulously recharged from the weekend. (But remember to book early — there were way...

About PEDAL

...way we’ve been doing things — and that there is another way — or lots of them! The huge challenges of climate change and peak oil have galvanised people into action, and we have huge potential to make a fundamental difference to how we live in a way that government so far has not managed, and individuals on their own often feel is beyond them. We started the process of working towards becoming a Transition Town in 2005, just...

Porto-Velo — a new local, community-based cycling club

...kids — to go cycling if you know there will be other like-minded folk to share the experience.  That’s why a group of local cyclists (and parents) have set up Porto-Velo — a new local, community-based cycling club that aims to promote cycling for all.  Starting on 22 April, there will be weekly Sunday fitness rides, starting at 9 am from the bandstand at the east end of the Prom.  These will offer varied routes of up to around 60 m...

Vote for us before midnight tonight!

...night tonight by clicking on the big blue “Support this group” button on the Energyshare website so we can have a chance of securing funding. The response was great and another 30 folk have signed up in the hour and a half since. At the moment we’re at 4th out of 926 projects, and Energyshare want to know “Who’s the most popular of them all?”, so for them our position will significantly impact on whether they fund us. As far as PEDAL...