October newsletter

IMG_4374Read our October newsletter! Find out how you can become an individual member of SCCAN, read our report from the consultations on the proposed Climate Change Bill, news of upcoming events and funding.  Remember you can contribute to our newsletter by emailing us on info@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk.

We Need More Ambition

ccbillflyerScottish Communities Climate Action Network was invited by the Scottish Government to run six community consultations, to encourage input into their consultation on proposals for a new Climate Change Bill to revise and update the Act which was unanimously passed with all-party support in 2009.

This Report  shares responses from the 124 people who participated in the six community workshops held across Scotland during August and September – with summative reflections from those facilitating the consultations. Continue reading

SCCAN Autumn Gathering, Sep 23, Edinburgh or online!

Screen Shot 2017-09-01 at 09.51.11The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) invite you to our Autumn Gathering on Saturday 23 September at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation*, High School Yards, 12 Infirmary St, Edinburgh EH1 1LT. Register at https://sccan23sept.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Has your Committee run out of steam? Feel too reliant on old hands to do everything?
  • Stuck with rather wooden consensus decision-making?
  • Seeking ways to involve new blood in your community organisation?
  • Want to explore ways that more decisions can be taken by people most affected?

The morning session is open to all exploring how to support community-led organisations promoting grassroots action to strengthen local democracy, build community capacity and tackle pressing local and global environmental challenges. We will look at Dynamic Governance and sociocracy as tools for how to make governance and decision-making more fun, effective, and energising for everyone involved, and then try parts of it out in practice at our AGM.

After lunch we will continue working with these tools and explore how we can use them in the future. This is an opportunity for everyone who would like to be more involved in Scottish community climate action and/or SCCAN to explore how we can work together in the coming year. This may be anything from providing intermittent inspiration and feedback or crosspromoting events to applying for funding or attending monthly strategy meetings.

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