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Take One Action Film Festival together with Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and Friends of the Earth Scotland, invite you to a film screening in Glasgow as part of the Power to Change Scottish tour.

This informative and entertaining documentary explores existing and emerging possibilities for a radical re-imagining of how we meet our energy needs and will be shown at the CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow from 6.30pm on Tuesday 27 June. Tickets are £4/£5.

The award-winning Power to Change offers tangible pointers to the power we all have to make action on climate change the driving force of the world’s transport, housing, agriculture and energy future. It takes us to the heart of Germany’s energy revolution – the Energiewende – through encounters with activists, entrepreneurs, sceptics, dreamers and policy makers.

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frackingconsultThe Scottish Government recently launched a consultation into the use of fracking. The future of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland has proven both complex and controversial, and deeply held, sincere views have emerged on all sides of the debate.

A dedicated website www.talkingfracking.scot has been created for the duration of the consultation that will provide user-friendly information on unconventional oil and gas and the findings of the research commissioned by the Scottish Government. Discussion tool-kits have also been created to help communities and other groups participate in the consultation, which will run from 31 January to 31 May 2017.

Friends of the Earth Scotland Head of Campaigns Mary Church said:

Fracking is bad for the climate, bad for public health and threatens communities across Scotland. Nation-wide resistance led the Scottish Government to call a halt to onshore gas drilling and fracking two years ago. If we don’t turn the current moratorium into a ban, communities across the central belt of Scotland will continue to be at risk from this dirty industry.

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Earth Hour is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world.  Born out of a hope that we could mobilise people to take action on climate change, Earth Hour now inspires a global community of millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories to switch lights off for an hour as a massive show of concern for the environment.

In 2014 in Glasgow the Kelvingrove and Riverside Museums were be switched off for Earth Hour along with Glasgow’s squinty bridge, the Clyde Arc. Glasgow’s fantastic Cathedral also went dark, joined by the Mitchell Library, Margaret Macdonald House, the Theatre Royal and the King’s Theatre.

Earth Hour in the UK takes place from 8.30 to 9.30pm on Saturday 28 MarchClick here to register and download the brochure.

YOG_cropped_imageGlasgow Green Year 2015 recently launched their new dedicated website and app. The launch event was held at the Winter Gardens at People’s Palace and featured special flooring using innovative Pavegen technology which captures the energy of participants’ steps and converts it into electricity.

Bailie Liz Cameron, Chair of Green Year who helped to launch the Green Year app and website in the Winter Gardens in Glasgow Green, said: “This is a fantastic fun way to raise awareness of Glasgow’s green aspirations not only for our city but our citizens as well. From little or small steps we can make major changes in our own lives and by being greener we can help save ourselves money, cut our fuel bills and improve our own, our community’s, our city and country’s carbon footprint.”

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Whiteinch_AutumnBoostLooking for an energy boost as we head into Autumn? Then get yourself down to Whiteinch for their Autumn Boost event. The event will take place from 1-5pm on Thursday 23rd October at The Whiteinch Centre, 1 Northinch Court, G14

There will be lots of different activities on offer including an energy saving quiz to help you reduce your bills, you can make electricity on the pedal powered generators, get your bike all set for winter with a Dr Bike check, take part in a Rags to Riches creative reuse session, have a wee go at line dancing or get your face painted! Whatever takes your fancy pop along for a wee energy boost!

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step up logoThe Glasgow STEP UP team have recently published the results of their recent citizens’ survey and the event report from their recent Glasgows Energy and Carbon Masterplan stakeholder engagement event which was held at The Lighthouse in May. The results will inform the Energy and Carbon Masterplan.
The stakeholder engagement event for the city’s new Energy and Carbon Masterplan included four workshops on the topics of Energy Efficiency, Local Energy Production and District Heating, Transport, and Waste and Recycling,  which generated a wide range of actions and suggestions came out of all the workshop sessions that will contribute to the composition of Glasgow’s new Energy and Carbon Masterplan.
The reports are available on the STEP UP website – stakeholder event report and citizens’ survey results.
StepUp_workshopSTEP UP (Strategies Towards Energy Performance and Urban Planning) is a European energy and sustainable city planning project that aims to help cities improve their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP’s). It started in Nov 2012 and will conclude in April 2015. The Glasgow STEP UP team is made up of Glasgow City Council, University of Strathclyde and Scottish Power Energy Networks
If you have any questions regarding this please contact us stepup@glasgow.gov.uk

 

Glasgow City Council are undertaking a survey regarding the development of a new Energy and Carbon Master Plan for Glasgow.logo

The survey is looking at how Glasgow needs to be thinking about how it meets its energy needs in the future given the national debate about energy prices and how we pay for energy efficiency and green energy. Responses are requested before Thursday 9th January 2014

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