3 events to kickstart 2018
1- Come to a Festive Community Meal, 6.30-9pm Friday 26 January at Charteris Centre,138 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9RR.
Book via https://te-meal26jan.eventbrite.co.uk to pay – just £12 for two courses – for a meal prepared by social enterprise Prep Table.
2- You are invited to a Fire Starter Festival conversation on How can our capital city achieve carbon neutrality? 1.30 – 4.45pm Wednesday 31 January 2018 at Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), High School Yards, EH1 1LZ.
3. You are invited to a Fire Starter Festival conversation on Achieving the Just Transition to a Low Carbon Scotland, 1.30 – 4.45pm Wednesday 7 February 2018
at Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), High School Yards, 12 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LZ.
Transition Edinburgh has just launched its latest initiative:
“Pathways to Zero Carbon Edinburgh”. This initiative is the start for wider projects/ activities in collaboration with different local organisations – together we are aiming to reach the objective of reaching zero emissions in Edinburgh by 2040.
You can find more detailed information at Zero Carbon Edinburgh.
September Survey results
Over the past year Transition Edinburgh has hosted community engagement events where we shared ideas on ways to achieve a low carbon, resilient capital city. 300 people came up with plenty of ideas. More than 70 participants ranked these ideas and priorities in TE Survey results September 2017.
“Zero Carbon Britain” course
Reem Alkayyem, Katharina Bouchaar, and Johanna Carrie from Transition Edinburgh attended the 2017 “Zero Carbon Britain” course at the independent Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth, Wales.
The course introduced the changes needed in order to achieve a 100% renewable energy-driven Britain with current technologies. This mainly requires improvements in the buildings, land use, energy, and transport sectors.
Inspired by the course, Transition Edinburgh team is developing initiatives and projects to be launched next September.
Beanies for babies
Johanna Carrie represented Transition Edinburgh in supporting “Friends of the Earth” and anti fracking groups outside Parliament on Thursday May 25th. Some supportive MSPs came to talk to us. About 100 people signed petition postcards. The beanies for babies is linked to the protest, as tinies will be the most vulnerable if fracking chemicals contaminate drinking water. The baby hats will be donated to a Falkirk hospital.