Get inspired by Community Portraits from Europe

“Community Climate Action across Europe – 62 Portraits from six countries” presents portraits of community-based initiatives across Europe that took part in a recent study conducted by TESS. In this booklet we introduce the range and diversity of community activity taking place in the city of Rome, part of the city region of Berlin, the region of Catalunya and the countries of Finland, Romania and Scotland in Europe. They supported the research by sharing information about their initiative. You can download the booklet here. Enjoy exploring great stories about grassroot activities in Europe!

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New climate documentaries

What better to do over the weekend than curl up and watch some new climate documentaries?

Before the Flood

Leonardo DiCaprio has managed to take climate change to what he hopes is a new audience in this powerful documentary that surely can’t leave anyone doubting the gravity of our current situation. Produced together with National Geographic, it was made available on youtube from its release and has reached 30 million viewers worldwide. It is a slightly paradoxical documentary in that Leo’s own contribution to climate change, and the inequalities inherent in climate change effects and responses, go unmentioned. But it is still a good watch and a laudable contribution to spreading awareness.

Transition Movement co-founder Rob Hopkins has written a good review available here.

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November newsletter

Our November newsletter is out with plenty of news of policy events, gatherings, and funding opportunities! You can read it here. Get in touch if you have something you would like to feature in next month’s newsletter on info@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk.

Keep it Local, Strength in Numbers – explore the potential of community enterprise

23rd November 2016
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Hosted by Senscot, Social Firms Scotland, Scottish Community Alliance, Community Enterprise

Join us for this one-day event in Edinburgh exploring the role of community enterprises in Scotland. Small but highly effective community run enterprises are the bedrock of our sector and keynote speakers from Italy and England will offer perspectives on how our community businesses can stay local, but still make a big impact. Their particular focus will be on community enterprises working together and how, in doing so, they can deliver local services more effectively. The day will also include some great examples of community enterprise from around the country and we will also have Lesley Riddoch hosting a question time session at the end of the day.

Full programme

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Food and Farming Emissions workshop

24th October, 2–5pm, Soil Association Office, Haymarket, Edinburgh

RSPB, Nourish and Soil Association are holding a small workshop to look in more detail at measures to cut emissions from food and farming, particularly nitrogen budgets, nitrogen efficiency measures, organic targets, food waste measures and so on. We have an expert from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology to also attend, to discuss the science.

If you want to attend please contact us.