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Annual Gathering 2019: Transforming Energy, Transforming Lives

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Gate Church International

158 Perth Road

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Transforming Energy, Transforming Lives

We know that we have to radically change our way of life in Scotland.

Changing the way we use energy means changing both our way of life and our economy; in heating our homes, travel, food and farming.

Our 2019 annual gathering in Dundee's Gate Church International will explore this transformation with speakers who are leading the changes and congregations who are responding to this challenge: transforming energy; transforming lives.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Jim Skea is chair of Scotland’s Just Transition Commission, a leading expert on energy and climate change and co-chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Neil Kermode is managing director of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) responsible for the deployment of pioneering marine technology in Orkney.

Programme

10:00–10:30 Registration

10:30–10:45 Welcome and Worship: Mary Sweetland, Eco-Congregation Scotland chair and Rev'd David Coleman, Environmental Chaplain

10:45–11:30 Professor Jim Skea: How do we make a Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy?

11:30–12:15 Neil Kermode: Transforming Energy in Orkney, opportunities and challenges

Sally Foster-Fulton, Christian Aid Scotland head and Eco-Congregation Scotland trustee will chair the keynote speakers' session, respond from a climate justice perspective and open up for questions

12:15–13:00 Lunch: locally sourced, low carbon produce

13:00–13:30 Annual General Meeting for members, Climate Conversations for other attendees

13:30–14:15 Workshops and Seminars

14:15–15:00 Workshops and Seminars

  • Transforming Buildings: James Anthony, Eco-Congregation Scotland programme coordinator
  • Transforming Awards: David Bethune, Eco-Congregation Scotland programme coordinator
  • Transforming Homes and Communities: Faith Pashley and Diane Alexander, Home Energy Scotland with Local Energy Scotland
  • Transforming Money, ethical finance: Diane Green, Christian Aid and James Buchanan, Operation Noah


15:00–15:30 Inspiration to Action, ideas from congregations:

Local examples, successful and succinct, shared by eco-congregations from all over Scotland, convened by Elizabeth South, Eco-Congregation Scotland vice-chair

15:30–16:00 Prayer and Finish



Registration for this event is free.

Donations are welcome to help support the ongoing work of Eco-Congregation Scotland.

www.ecocongregationscotland.org/events/agm2019


Eco-Congregation Scotland, 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN

0131 240 2274

Eco-Congregation Scotland is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), Scottish Charity number: SC041287

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