Actions and Detail Panel
Powering up Communities
Sat 27 February 2016, 10:00 – 14:15 GMT
Greener Kirkcaldy's Annual Gathering and AGM will be a great opportunity for hearing about tackling climate change in local communities, and what powers a new Community Empowerment Act can bring to enable a sense of ownership of local resources.
We have engaged two inspiring speakers to explore why climate change matters in our everyday lives and how we can develop and own our own solutions that are relevant to all, no matter how small.
Our keynote speaker is Alastair McIntosh, writer, academic, campaigner and activist. Two of Alastair's best known books are: Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power (2001) and Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition (2008). Alastair is also well known for his involvement in land reform through the Isle of Eigg Trust; as a founding Director of the Galgael Trust in Glasgow; and his work on climate change and community empowerment.
In addition, we are really pleased to welcome Lynn Molleson, Director of Harlaw Hydro Ltd who will also be speaking at our event. On September 1 2015, Harlaw Hydro was officially opened. Harlaw Hydro is a community benefit society owned by its 250 community shareholders who together have invested £400K in green energy on the Waters of Leith at Balerno, near Edinburgh. It will also generate income for the benefit of the local community. Lynn will tell us the story of how the local community developed and established the scheme, and the journey taken in bringing it into community ownership.
The AGM is the formal part of the meeting and will take place after a locally sourced lunch from 1.45pm to 2.15pm. It will include an update on our achievements to date and future plans, as well as an election of the Greener Kirkcaldy Board.
Throughout the event, we will be exhibiting lots of information about our work and how you could get involved, including volunteering opportunities and membership of Greener Kirkcaldy.
If you would like anymore information, please contact us on 01592 858458, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into our High Street Hub at 254a High Street Kirkcaldy – Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm.