Introducing our new Climate Change Officer

As our Climate Change project, Granton Goes Greener, hits its half way point, we are delighted to introduce our new Climate Change Officer. Anna Baran is already well-known to many in the community as she has been active in local work for a few years. Anna has lived in Pilton area for almost 6 years,  working and cooperating with different community groups within Pilton Community Health Project, Royston-Wardieburn Community Centre and Granton hub. She has just taken over Juliet's role and will be working on the “Granton Goes Greener” project. Anna says "I will be around most Wednesdays,...
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This week’s Granton Goes Greener update

Freshers Fair Norman and David staffed a stall at the Freshers’ Fair at the Granton Campus of Edinburgh College representing both the church and Granton Goes Greener. They had some interesting conversations with staff and students of the college and half the clothing on the swap rail was taken! Hopefully we’ll see students and staff from the college getting involved in Granton Goes Greener in the future! The college has its own Climate Challenge Funded sustainable transport project, which offers a great link with our cycle project. Cycle Rides Do you want to get to know the local quiet r...
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Granton Goes Greener weekly update

Cycle RidesDo you want to get to know the local quiet routes for cyclists? Do you want to improve your skills and confidence as a cyclist?Why not join one of our guided cycle rides?Our team of trained cycle leaders will be offering a series of guided cycle rides over the next few months. Possible routes include cycling the parish boundaries (which closely align with the cycle paths) and cycling to Cramond. Our first ride took people from the church to the Festival of Walking and Cycling in Inverleith Park on 2 September.We hope the second ride will take place on the afternoon of ...
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Pedal Power from Granton

Festival of Walking and Cycling, Inverleith Park, 2 September Catriona and Linda, two of our newly trained cycle ride leaders lead a group of cyclists from the church to the festival on Sunday after a soup and cheese lunch. The festival included free activities, demos, information, freebies etc for all ages and the cyclists all had the chance to have their bikes checked and security marked for free. A great afternoon out - there will be more cycling-related events over the next few months so if you missed out this time there will be other opportunities.
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Join this Sunday’s cycle……

Festival of Walking and Cycling, Inverleith Park, 2 September Catriona and Linda, two of our newly trained cycle ride leaders will lead a group of cyclists from the church to the festival at 12.30 after a free lunch at the church. Places will be limited so please let Catriona or Linda know if you want to take part! Everyone welcome so feel free to invite your friends. The festival will include free activities, demos, information, freebies etc for all ages plus the chance to have your bike checked and security marked for free. Obstacle course, walking football, crazy golf, Dr Bike, bowlin...
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Vacancy: Climate Change Officer (fixed-term/0.6FTE) – Closing Date 31 August 2018

NOTE: THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST IS 31 AUGUST CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICER Salary:   £18,278 pro rata  Status: 22.5 hours per week (3 days) Fixed Term: ~6 months (17th September 2018 - 31st March 2019) Closing date: Friday 31 August 2018 (midnight) Location: Granton, Edinburgh An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to make an impact in reducing the carbon footprint of the local community of Granton. Granton Parish Church, based in North Edinburgh, is one of a growing number of Eco-Congregations within the Ch...
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This Week’s Update from Granton Goes Greener

Reducing the carbon footprint of the church building The loft of the church building has now been insulated which will not only reduce the carbon footprint of the building but will also make it warmer and more pleasant in the winter. This adds to the recent work to change the lighting in the building and the forthcoming secondary glazing. This building work complements the swap shop, bread redistribution and cycling project which all encourage people to reduce their personal carbon footprint. Clothing Swap Shop and Volunteering Thanks to Ellie for volunteering to staff the swap sho...
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Clothing Swap Shop and Volunteering

Juliet Wilson, our Climate Change Officer, writes: I just want to say a few things about the clothing swap shop. Through the swap shop, we want to encourage everyone to think about sourcing clothing second hand. This is something I believe in myself, all my clothes are second hand (except for underwear!). Wearing second hand clothing means you can put together your own look rather than being a slave to fashion. It also greatly helps to reduce waste. We seem to receive a lot of new clothes at the Swap Shop. There are some good reasons for donating new clothes, such as you bought an i...
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