Filmhouse and The Edinburgh Remakery join forces to eliminate electronic waste

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Two well-loved Edinburgh establishments are working together to provide a simple and convenient way for members of the public to pass on their old IT equipment using a uniquely designed Donation Box as The Edinburgh Remakery is joining forces with Filmhouse in the fight...

COP26 – Cycling on COP from all over Scotland on Saturday #PedalOnCOP26

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A grassroots protest bike ride will set off from Edinburgh on Saturday morning, with some of the group aiming to reach Glasgow to join the march planned for the afternoon. Cyclists will take an important message to the world's politicians: This Machine Fights Climate...

COP26 – Look out for the Beach of Dreams flags at St Mary’s Cathedral this weekend

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This weekend a group of pilgrims have arrived at St Mary's Cathedral in Palmerston Place with the 500 Beach of Dreams flags created after the 35 day walking project. Ali Pretty joined the Pilgrimage for COP26 with the batik silk flags at Portobello where...

COP26 – world leaders take the bus

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Bus operator Stagecoach and bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis supplied a fleet of new electric double decker buses to transport a group of several hundred world leaders and their teams around Glasgow during COP26. Dignitaries including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, UN Secretary General António Guterres...

COP26 – Lorna Slater – words must be turned into actions

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With all the world looking at Glasgow during COP26, and in the face of climate emergency, it is clear that the time to do something about climate change, no matter how small, is now.  Lorna Slater MSP is the Scottish Government Minister for Green Skills,...

COP26 – ScottishPower announces Green power list

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ScottishPower has announced its COP26 Green Power List, which includes three green champions from Edinburgh. The list honours inspiring green champions from across the UK who are working to combat climate change.  The electricity company called on communities to share inspiring stories of people in their...

California signs the Edinburgh Declaration

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At COP26 Scotland has encouraged governments and cities to take action for nature by committing to the Edinburgh Declaration. The state of California was the first to sign the agreement committing devolved bodies and governments to take action to halt biodiversity loss, emphasising the...

COP26 – Edinburgh Remakery – building the circular economy and tackling climate change

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This article has been provided by Edinburgh Remakery as part of ourseries of articles to be published ahead of COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter has posed a...

COP26 – Blackford Safe Routes and the bike bus

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This article has been provided by Blackford Safe Routes as part of our series of articles to be published around COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter posed a...

Climate installation ‘We are Watching’ unfurls over Edinburgh

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Swiss Artivist, Dan Acher’s aerial climate installation 'We Are Watching' made its first visit to Scotland ahead of COP26 next month and was unfurled at Dynamic Earth earlier today (Tue. 12th Oct.) Watched by pupils of Juniper Green Primary School, the installation will remain...

COP26 – award announced for The Welcoming

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Edinburgh charity The Welcoming has won the Ashden Award for Green Communities.  The prize was announced at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, UK, at a ceremony attended by the President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado. https://youtu.be/5nm97h_DLW4 The Ashden Awards honour pioneering organisations lowering carbon emissions and building a fairer world. Winners receive grants, publicity and support to grow and replicate their innovation. The Welcoming supports New Scots (asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants) to learn English, find jobs, access local...

COP26 – What are the Botanics doing about climate change?

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We asked and they say that they are finding solutions to the Climate Emergency. Icecaps melting in the Arctic.  Fires in California. Deforestation in Asia. It is easy to think that the climate emergency is someone else’s problem, but the reality is that changes...

COP26 – Search is on for homestay hosts

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Scottish households are being urged to open their doors to delegates attending COP26, helping to widen access to the summit by providing affordable accommodation. Almost 700 households have already signed up to be part of the COP26 Homestay Network, which is operated independently of The...

COP26 – Ocean Rebellion wash up in Charlotte Square

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Three Cornish "merpeople" washed up outside Bute House, the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland this evening. Their plea to the First Minister and The Scottish Government is to take the lead and keep the ocean alive. Ocean Rebellion appeals to the government...

COP26 – The Moderator on climate change and the church

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This article has been provided as part of our series of articles to be published during COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow in the first fortnight of November. The Edinburgh Reporter posed a simple question to several individuals...

COP26 Scottish Land Commission urges transformation of land ownership

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This article has been provided by The Scottish Land Commission as part of our series of articles published during COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter posed a simple...

COP26 – the sky’s the limit

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This article has been provided by Edinburgh company, Skyrora as part of our series of articles to be published just ahead of COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter...

COP26 – Transport Minister launches campaign to “keep transport networks moving”

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Scotland’s Transport Minister, Graeme Dey, began a campaign - Get Ready Glasgow on Wednesday to provide details of where to get the most up to date travel information and advice. The intention is that everyone can prepare and plan ahead for any journeys in...

Tree planting in Craigmillar to say thanks – and provide a space for wellbeing

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Ecosia, the ethical search engine which uses advertising revenues from searches to plant trees across the world, is this week beginning a project to plant 500 trees at Hunter’s Hall Park near The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The trees are being planted to raise awareness...

COP26 – 9,000Km journey to Glasgow for Indigenous artwork ‘Totem Latamat’

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'Totem Latamat' - carved by Totonac artist Jun Tiburcio - will have travelled 9,000km from Mexico, stopping at iconic locations across the UK, before arriving at the Indigenous Elders' COP26 camp around the Sacred Fire in Glasgow’s Hidden Gardens. As part of Border Crossings’ ORIGINS...

COP26 Outdoor show to address the climate emergency

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A ground-breaking outdoor show using play, circus and theatre will address the climate emergency for a young Craigmillar audience. In a series of woodland workshops the project has given children the space time and support to imagine a positive future. Rowanbank Arts & Education have...

COP26 – Merpeople take the Ocean Rebellion message to the First Minister

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Three Cornish "merpeople" washed up outside Bute House, the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland, on Wednesday evening. Their plea to the First Minister and The Scottish Government is to take the lead and keep the ocean alive. Ocean Rebellion has appealed to...

COP26 – commitment to halt forest loss by 2030 agreed

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At the first day of COP26 more than 100 leaders, whose states account for 86% of the world's forests, committed to a plan to stop and reverse the loss of forests and land degradation by the end of the decade. Following the COP26 World Leaders...

COP26 – Make do and mend diverts waste from landfill

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This article has been provided by Edinburgh Remakery as part of our series of articles to be published just ahead of COP26, the UN conference on climate change which was held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter posed a...

COP26 – Balerno group taking action on the pavements

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This article has been provided by Pesticide Free Balerno as part of our series of articles to be published in our COP26 special edition newspaper.. The UN conference on climate change was held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter...

COP26 – photos of Obama and Kerry in Glasgow

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It is always hard to get a good shot, but even more so when you have to be quick and your subjects are on the move. Thomas Haywood, photographer was in Glasgow to get a flavour of what the UN conference in Glasgow was...

COP26 – Planning Convener on the City Plan and Net Zero

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This article has been provided by the Planning Convener, Cllr Neil Gardiner, as part of our series of articles to be published during COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November...

COP26 – PEDAL Porty taking small steps

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This article has been provided by PEDAL Porty as part of our series of articles to be published around COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter posed a simple...

COP26 – an architect’s take on climate change

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by Rab Bennetts,OBE, founder, Bennetts Associates Architects  How are you responding to the climate emergency? As an architect, by far the best thing I can do is design buildings that have very low or zero carbon emissions, and it’s something I’ve been trying to do for...

COP26 – Edible Estates promoting nature based solutions

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This article has been provided by Edible Estates as part of our series of articles to be published around COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter posed a simple...

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