We are an Eco-Congregation

We are registered as an Eco-Congregation. Catriona Jeorrett is our Eco-Ambassador, so have a chat with her after church to find out how you can get involved.

What does this mean?

Latest Eco-Congregation News

Harvest Meal – this Thursday (18 Oct)

Join Granton Community Gardeners as they host this year's HARVEST MEAL ...
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Sunday 21st October-12 PM- guided cycling tour to Cramond village

Sunday 21st October-12 PM- guided cycling tour to Cramond village. Will be leaving the church grounds just after tea and coffee after the Sunday service. Everyone wearing a tracksuit or leggings to the church on the day will be excused and forgiven😉. As it is a family oriented tour, we ...
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Free Bike maintenance session this Thursday 18th October

Thursday 18th October from 4:30-6:30 PM-FREE bike repairing session in the West Hall of the church. If you want to repair your bicycle or just have it checked, turn up on the day. No booking is required, we will have a specialist from Grease Monkey- bike repairing company doing a ...
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Swap Shop, volunteering and bras!

This week's update from our Climate Change project Clothing Swap Shop and Volunteering. Thank you for all your generous donations. We are still looking for volunteers to help us organise the storage space and sort out all the clothes that are still in the bags. Even if you only have ...
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Join the cycle ride to Cramond – after church on 21st October

Join the fun with friends from church and the community on the second community cycle ride. We will be leaving from the church after tea and coffee - around 12 noon. We will cycle safely to Cramond, under the guidance of our qualified cycle ride leaders Catriona, Dan and Linda ...
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Free bike maintenance session

As part of our Granton Goes Greener project, we are offering free bike maintenance sessions. The next one is on Thursday 18th October in the East Hall from 16:30 - 18:30 Just bring your bike along for checking - "Greasemonkeys" experienced bike mechanics will give your bike a safety check ...
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Still on the lookout for volunteers – an hour a week maybe?

The Swap Shop has been busy over the last few weeks. We had some donations that few volunteers have been trying to arrange in the store room. As people keep bringing new items every day, we are still looking for more volunteers that could spare 1-2 hours/ week sorting clothes ...
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Sunday’s cycle ride postponed

We had planned a community cycle ride this Sunday 23rd September. However, due a number of factors including heavy rain forecast, we have decided to postpone to another date in the autumn. Details of the new date soon ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Festival of Walking and Cycling, Inverleith Park, 2 September

Granton Goes Greener will have a stall at this festival. Catriona and Linda, two of our newly trained cycle ride will lead a group of cyclists from the church to the festival after lunch that day. Places will be limited so please let Catriona, Linda or me know if you ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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We’re set to save 2.8 tonnes of CO2 every year!!

Reducing the carbon footprint of the church building You will have noticed that new lighting has been fitted throughout the church buildings. The new lights are not only brighter but more environmentally friendly. These new lights will save 6,133kWh of electricity a year, which is equivalent to 2.8 tonnes of ...
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Local Projects working on Climate Change and other environmental Issues

This week's update from Granton Goes Greener Granton Goes Greener isn’t the only local organisation working around the issue of climate change. Here are some others: Muirhouse Community Shed officially opens on Monday 20th August at 10:00. The Shed, a Climate Challenge Fund project, is based at the old Co-op ...
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Travel Habits

Thanks to everyone who filled in the wee questionnaire about your travel habits, that will help us enormously when reporting back to our funders at the Climate Challenge Fund. Walking and cycling instead of driving or using public transport are great ways to reduce your carbon footprint and thus help ...
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Join in the Big Butterfly Count!

Help Measure the Impact of Climate Change on our Wildlife Join in the Big Butterfly Count! Many people love watching wildlife and are noticing that bees and some species of birds and butterflies are noticeably less common than they used to be. Scientists are trying to work out the links ...
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Update on Swap Shop

The swap shop is now open regularly between 4-5pm on Mondays, 4.30 and 6pm on Tuesdays and 12-1pm on Fridays. People have already started coming along at those times to browse the clothes, donate clothes and to pick up free bread and cakes (donated by Baynes Bakery). The bread and ...
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Church halls closed w/b 6th August

The church halls will be out of use during the day for maintenance work week beginning Monday 6th August 2018. As most will know the Kirk Session has a development project underway at the moment which will see gradual improvement of the church premises over a number of years. This is ...
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TOP TIPS FOR REDUCING FOOD WASTE

4 TOP TIPS FOR REDCUCING FOOD WASTE By cutting down on food waste you can help reduce your carbon footprint and help the fight against climate change while saving money too! MAKE A LIST Make a shopping list to avoid buying things you don’t need USE LEFTOVERS Use left overs ...
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Free Bread!

We’re very grateful to Baynes Bakery for weekly donations of bread and other baked goods that haven’t sold in their shops but are still perfectly edible. These items are now available during the Clothing Swap Shop which is open in the West Hall on Fridays between 12 and 1pm. We’re ...
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TOP TIPS FOR REDUCING CLOTHES WASTE

4 TOP TIPS FOR REDCUCING CLOTHES WASTE OLD IS GOOD Don’t forget the old items hanging in the back of your wardrobe! If they still fit, wear them more often, if they no longer fit, donate them to the Swap Shop! REPAIR BEFORE REPLACE Repair your clothes – either take ...
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Clothing Swap Shop

After the successful launch of Granton Goes Greener on Saturday 30 June we are delighted to announce that the Clothing Swap Shop will now be staffed by volunteers at the following times: 4-5pm, Mondays 4-30 – 6pm Tuesdays (during the Community Meal) 12 – 1pm Fridays These are the times ...
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“Success in tackling climate change is absolutely crucial

"Success in tackling climate change is absolutely crucial, it’s the biggest challenge our planet faces." - Deidre Brock MP on launching Granton Goes Greener. We were delighted to have our MP, Deidre Brock, along to formally launchGranton Goes Greener. Deidre had some greate and positive things to say about the project, the ...
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Granton Goes Greener Lauched

Our Granton Goes Greener project successfully launched on Saturday 30 June. Many thanks to all of you who helped to make this a successful event. We were pleased with the turnout and people who came along enjoyed participating in the many activities including children’s crafts, making miniature gardens and face ...
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Follow Granton Goes Greener on Social Media

Our Climate Challenge Project continues to gather pace, with Granton Goes Greener now on Twitter and Facebook. On Twitter and you can follow us @GreenerGranton. We have 30 followers so far.... There's also a Facebook group - just search for "Granton Goes Greener" and ask to join. You can share ...
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Introducing our new Climate Change Officer

Hi, I’m Juliet, the new Climate Change Officer for the Granton Goes Greener Project, which is funded by the Climate Challenge Fund and the Scottish Government's European Structural Funds department to help people in Granton to reduce their carbon footprint. This is a very practical project as it will help ...
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Earth Day and Single Use Plastics – invitations

We have been invited to join St Andrew's Clermiston to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, 22nd April. There is a  church service at 10.30am on Sunday morning involving children from Clermiston Primary School Eco-group, Clermiston District Brownies and Craig-almond Cubs all of whom will share news on their current Eco projects with ...
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Kitchen Table Talk – pop along on 15th April

What would make a good community kitchen? Have your say after Church on Sunday 15th AprilAs most folk will know, we have plans to upgrade the church kitchen so that it becomes more fit purpose both now and in the future. In addition to Lunch Club, Coffee Mornings, Community Meals ...
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Blue Skies Project off to a flying start with Granton Goes Greener

Following the Congregation's decision to proceed with refurbishing our church buildings so that we can better serve the community, the Blue Sky Group have been working hard to make that happen.Late last year an application was made to The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund for a grant that would allow ...
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Vacancy: Climate Change Officer (fixed-term/0.6FTE) – Closing Date 13 April 2018

NOTE: THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WAS 13TH APRIL CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICER Salary:   £18,278 pro rata  Status: 22.5 hours per week (3 days) Closing date: Friday 13 April 2018 (midnight) Location: Granton, Edinburgh A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to ...
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Eco-Challenge for Lent #2

During Lent we will be encouraging everyone to take part in an Eco-Challenge. There will be challenges that we can all do together to reduce our carbon footprint. The first challenge continues - clothes swap - and we're now ready to start the second challenge! This is all part of our commitment as ...
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Eco-Challenge for Lent #1

During Lent we will be encouraging everyone to take part in an Eco-Challenge. There will be challenges that we can all do together to reduce our carbon footprint. We're ready to start the first challenge! This is all part of our commitment as an Eco-Congregation in identifying small ways we can help tackle ...
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Eco-Challenge for Lent

During Lent we will be encouraging everyone to take part in an Eco-Challenge. There will be challenges that we can all do together to reduce our carbon footprint. The first challenge will be announced next week. This is all part of our commitment as an Eco-Congregation in identifying small ways we can ...
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“Facing the Reality of a Changing Climate” – event on 19th November

As an Eco-Congregation, we understand that we have responsibilities in Climate Change. As people of hope, how can we respond? There's a unique opportunity to hear Katharine Hayhoe from North America, an evangelical Christian and climate scientist named in TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World 2014 and Fortune's 50 ...
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Make the most of the bulletin

It's always tricky to know how many copies of the weekly Bulletin to print each week - our congregation averages between 70 and 80 folk and there are quite often spare copies of the bulletin left over. Now that we are an Eco-Congregation we should be thinking of reducing waste, ...
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Lent Eco-Challenge #3: The Travel Challenge

As part of your carbon fast for Lent, think about how you get around and try to take 3 less car journeys per week than you normally would.  This can easily be achieved by thinking ahead and planning your routes. Why not car share to church?  If you've got an empty seat in your ...
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Eco Congregation Annual Gathering in Glasgow

If you're not involved in the Daffodil Tea on 22nd April you may wish to pop through to Glasgow for the Eco-Congregation Scotland Annual Gathering 2017 Speak to our Eco-Ambassador Catriona Jeorrett for more information or to co-ordinate travel arrangements. Saturday 22nd April 2017, 10:00am – 3:15pm Burnside Blairbeth Church, ...
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Take part in Earth Hour on Saturday 25th March

As part of our responsibilities as an Eco-Congregation, we are encouraging everyone to take part in this year's Earth Hour on Saturday 25th March at 8.30pm. Read more on the Eco-Congregation website  Dunscore Parish Church wrote a prayer for Earth Hour: Creator God, this earth is miraculous and beautiful.  Forgive our ...
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Eco-Challenge #2 – “Make meat a treat”

We're doing a new Eco Challenge each fortnight during Lent. The first one was a challenge to save water and energy by only filling the kettle with the water that you need. This fortnight's challenge is to"go meat free for 3 days a week". Roughly 18% of global greenhouse gas ...
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Augustine United’s Lenten series

The Edinburgh Eco-congregation Network is invited to participate in Augustine United's Lenten series This will be a whirlwind journey through personal, organizational and political action addressing climate change. The sessions will be based on shared experiences, together with group and individual activities. We will take inspiration from Matthew 5:38-42, contextualized ...
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Eco-Challenge for Lent

During Lent we are encouraging everyone to take part in a carbon fast. There will be challenges that we can all do together to reduce our carbon footprint. The first challenge is to measure the volume of water you need to boil in your kettle. If you only need one ...
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We are now an ECO-CONGREGATION

Great news! We have recently registered as an Eco-Congregation. We are proud to have recently become an Eco Congregation.  Here at Granton we believe in being good stewards of our planet, we also believe in caring for others.  Climate change has a massive impact on the lives of people least ...
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What does that mean?

Eco-Congregation Scotland is a charity, offering a programme to enthuse and equip churches to weave environmental issues into their life and mission in an enjoyable and stimulating way.

Our Vision

  • A Scotland that cares for God’s creation, now and forever.

Our Values

  • We care passionately for God’s creation
  • We are part of a faith based movement
  • We are one of hundreds of churches
  • We work co-operatively with each other and with others who care about the environment
  • We encourage transformational change at individual, community and national levels

Our Mission

  • In prayer, worship and conversation we discover what it means to care for God’s creation
  • We put that care into action individually, locally, nationally and globally, desiring to live justly in a transformed world
  • We commit ourselves to campaigning on urgent threats to the web of life in our vulnerable world

How we do it

We do this through three strands:

  • Spiritual living
    Making the link between environmental issues and Christian faith
  • Practical living
    Taking practical action in the church
  • Global living
    Influencing attitudes and take action in the local or global community on issues such as climate change