Our Gracemount Our Gracemount is working with local people and organisations, as well as students and staff from Edinburgh University, to: Run volunteering opportunities on siteGather information concerning the development of the Mansion, Stable Block, community garden, and greenspaces for the benefit of the local community. Our Gracemount is funded by the University of Edinburgh … Continue reading Volunteering Opportunity
During a meeting in which we decided recording written interviews for the Transition Edinburgh website may be an interesting addition to our blog, a member of the Steering Group suggested recording the audio for these interviews too. Out of this idea, Climate Emergen-Z, Transition Edinburgh's podcast, was born. As Edinbrugh transitions to a just and … Continue reading Transition Edinburgh’s Podcast: Climate Emergen-Z
On 20th October 2020, Jubilee Scotland, Oxfam Scotland, SCIAF, and the SCCS International Group released a report called 'Financing Climate Justice'. Transition Edinburgh supports their work, so we want to share it with you. Becky Kenton-Lake of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland writes, "The report makes the case for climate action to include significant financial support … Continue reading Financing Climate Justice: Scotland at COP26
We are backing Just and Green Recovery Scotland’s Week of Action on 4 – 11 November to put pressure on MSPs to match their words with action. A few months ago the Scottish Government promised us a “revolution in economic thinking” and a move towards a wellbeing economy. With families already feeling the pain of … Continue reading Just and Green Recovery for Scotland
Themes of energy saving idea for Fairmilehead Energy Hub. Contents: DIY small improvementsEnergy performance of homeElectrification of heatMonitoring energy useSharing progress, information and Q&ASmall scale passive solarSupporting solar powerInstall PV panels on your roofWorking from home, cutting commuting, estimating fuel saving DIY small improvements Check for draughts and put in excludershang thick, lined curtains … Continue reading Fairmilehead Energy Hub: Ideas for Energy Saving
Katherine Trebeck: Wellbeing Economics: Amsterdam City Doughnut. Transition Edinburgh's #BuildBackBetter event - 25 June 2020. On 25th June 2020, Transition Edinburgh hosted a #BuildBackBetter event in which Dr Katherine Trebeck, Advocacy & Influencing Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, shared her experience with the Wellbeing Economic Model and talked about the Amsterdam City Doughnut. Access the recording … Continue reading Wellbeing Economics/Amsterdam City Doughnut
Robin McAlpine: "Our Common Home Plan" - Transition Edinburgh's #BuildBackBetter event - 7 May 2020 On 7th May 2020, Transition Edinburgh hosted a #BuildBackBetter event in which Robin McAlpine, Director of Common Weal - Scotland's Think and Do Tank, shared his thoughts on "Our Common Home Plan". The "Our Common Home Plan" is the Green New … Continue reading Our Common Home Plan / Green New Deal
Exploring the intersection between #BlackLivesMatter, #RacialJustice, #JustTransition #BuildBackBetterScot Sir Geoff Palmer in our advertisement for the Black Lives and Climate Justice Event. Stories were at the heart of Sir Geoff Palmer’s presentation [15 minute video here], in which he explored the intersection between racism and climate. 270 people from the UK and beyond - as … Continue reading Black Lives and Climate Justice
The Council clearly states that Choices for City Plan 2030 is about Edinburgh’s future and the city we leave for generations to come. Citizens' views are important and YOU are asked to respond to these choice, thereby helping prepare the proposed plan which will be published in summer 2020. This is a vital opportunity for everyone to bid … Continue reading Last chance to respond!
We trust that all our members are keeping well, and observing social distancing at the moment. Hopefully, the situation will improve and we can arrange a meeting. Hasta la vista!