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square3Transition 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.

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Transition Edinburgh is applying for funding for this project from the Aviva Community Fund….here is a sneak preview video of our project.

Casting your VOTE for our project “Pathways to a Zero Carbon Edinburgh” on https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk from 24th October until 21st November 2017 will make it possible to  secure those funds for this vital project on community climate engagement!

Thank you so much in advance for supporting us :)!


Join us at our October Events

On 27th October, Transition Edinburgh is organising together with Aurora Sustainability and CELCIC members the EDINBURGH CLIMATHON:

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Climathon brings together the climate challenges faced by the world’s cities and the people who have the ability and the passion to solve them. Edinburgh students, start-ups, entrepreneurs, big thinkers, technical experts and app developers are being invited to take part in a Global 24-hour climate change hackathon* which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 27 October 2017.

*(please notice Edinburgh will do 12-hour hackathon)

Challenge for Edinburgh’s Climathon: Food Sovereignty in the Circular Economy Challenge 

Participants will benefit from the opportunity to:

  • Help solve Edinburgh’s local climate challenges and become more resilient to climate change
  • Network with local leaders from academia, business and the public sector
  • Develop their skills in public speaking and innovative thinking and learn about new tools and methodologies
  • Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovator.

Register here to participate in the event.

See events for more information.


Win chocolates choosing Community Priorities! Short survey request.

Over the past year Transition Edinburgh has hosted a dozen 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, which we invite you to rank in a short survey.
Prize Draw: Big box of Fairtrade chocolates from the One World Shop!
Click on https://goo.gl/forms/L6rpQeROew3uUiT33


“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.

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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.

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