The Ins and Outs of Communities Taking Action – Workshop May 12th

We’re all working towards a better, fairer world – Scottish Communities CAN and the Ethnic Minority Environmental Network have joined forces to offer an afternoon of tools to help us do that even better. After a delicious shared ‘working’ lunch, participants can chose between two practical sessions:

· Inner: Building A Healthy Culture in Your Organisation

· Outer: Getting Your Voice Heard in the World of Politics and Policy

Open to existing members of the two networks as well as those interested in finding out more.

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Please contact should you have any questions about the event.

Transition Scotland – Learning Visit to Sustaining Dunbar

20th – 22nd April, Sustaining DunbarThe Transition Scotland regional hub invite you and your community group for a Learning Visit to Sustaining Dunbar in East Lothian. During the weekend you will get a chance to explore Sustaining Dunbar’s application of Transition Network principles and practice. You will find out more about their community projects and take a part in a discussion about the Plastic Free Coastline project, with a guest presentation from local Surfers Against Sewage.

To find out more and book go to [One booking per person]

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.

Climate Change goes Dynamic this weekend, followed by CCF gathering Oct 4th

The 2016 Climate Challenge Fund Gathering #ccfcommunity will take place on 4 October 2016 at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.

Keep Scotland Beautiful organises the annual Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) Gathering to celebrate and showcase the significant efforts of Scotland’s communities in contributing towards Scotland’s efforts to build a lower carbon future. The event also provides opportunities for CCF grant recipients to make new connections to support them in their climate change action. The event attracts up to 200 attendees of CCF grant recipients and community-led organisations from across Scotland, and is well worth attending, especially for those interested in CCF funding.

SCCAN will be at the conference giving a talk on our recent collaborations in Malawi. We will also be at the interactiveclimate change exhibition at Dynamic Earth. It is open for visitors 1-3 October and will form the marketplace of the conference on the 4th. David, SCCAN steering group member, says: “The CCF Gathering is a tremendous opportunity for community organisations actively campaigning / advocating for local action on climate change to meet together and swap ideas.  Recommended for groups thinking of getting involved too!”  Hope to see you there!

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