Please find Links below which you may find helpful:
The Church of Scotland www.churchofscotland.org.uk/
Eco-Congregation Scotland www.ecocongregation.org/scotland/
Kirkwall Council of Churches http://www.spanglefish.com/KirkwallCouncilofChurches/
St Magnus Way www.stmagnusway.com
Shapinsay Church of Scotland http://www.shapinsaykirk.info/
Malawi Music Fund https://malawimusicfund.org.uk/
Sacred Scotland www.sacredscotland.org.uk/
Energy Saving Trust www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
The Energy Saving Scotland advice centre, funded by the Scottish Government, provides free and impartial energy saving advice to householders. They offer a free personalised home energy report, illustrating how you can reduce your energy bill by up to £270 and help fight climate change.
Science, Religion & Technology Project www.srtp.org.uk/ The Society, Religion and Technology Project (SRT for short) was set up by the Church of Scotland in 1970 to examine some of the vital issues in the intersection between science, religion and technology. We aim to bring professional expertise to providing informed and penetrating comment for technologists, educators, media, the Church, the public - in fact anyone with an interest in how technology is affecting our lives, and the issues it raises
The Church of Scotland Prisoners week http://prisonersweekscotland.co.uk/
Forth Environment Link www.forthenvironmentlink.org
Providing education resources and an Eco-Congregation library of Christian environmental books
Eco-Congregation England www.ecocongregation.org
Action of Churches Together in Scotland (ACTS) www.acts-scotland.org.
A Rocha - Christians in Conservation www.arocha.org
A Rocha UK www.arocha.org A Rocha is a Christian environmental organisation working across five continents, the name coming from the Portuguese for “the Rock,” as the first initiative was a field study centre in Portugal. A Rocha UK helps individuals, groups, churches and communities think about their use of the environment, and develop practical ways to care for people and the planet, both locally and globally. A Rocha’s Living Lightly website www.livinglightly24-1.org.uk helps individuals change their lifestyles and Climate Stewards www.climatestewards.co.uk enables people to reduce and offset their carbon emissions. Victoria Deschampsneufs is A Rocha’s Rep in Scotland. Contact [email protected].
ECEN (European Christian Environmental Network) www.ecen.org
ECEN aims to enable the churches of Europe and Christian groups involved in environmental work to share information, pool our common experiences and encourage each other in being a united witness to caring for God's creation.
CEL (Christian Ecology Link) www.christian-ecology.org.uk
CEL is a membership organisation that aims to spread awareness of environmental issues through the Church and Christian insights through the green movement. In 2003 CEL launched the "Operation Noah" campaign which aims to avert dangerous climate change (see link below for Operation Noah which now has its own staff).CEL publishes the Green Christian magazine, a News Bulletin and twice yearly Churchlink, a resource leaflet / poster to members on request. It produces resources, a daily prayer guide, runs an online discussion forum and organises events all of which are focused to encourage members in their "green" activities.
Eco-Friendly Home Guide https://stanmore.co.uk/eco-home-guide/
The guide offers lots of helpful information such as:
-How humans are impacting climate change and how increasing populations, strained natural resources, carbon emissions, and deforestation are all contributing towards global warming.
-The many health and economical benefits of becoming environmentally friendly, reducing our carbon footprint, and having an energy efficient home, including interesting facts and figures about going green.
-Tips and advice on how to assess energy efficiency (including heating and insulation) throughout your home, as well as other eco-friendly practices.
-Making the most of government schemes and incentives as well as plenty of other useful tips and resources for going green.
Home Insulation & Energy Efficiency Guide https://www.buildingmaterials.co.uk/resources/home-insulation-guide/
The guide shares useful information, such as:
- Why energy efficiency is so important, and how it can lessen our impact on the environment.
- Practical tips and advice about home insulation and how to ensure your property is well-insulated.
- Ways to save energy and reduce costs via smart meters, energy efficient lighting, and government green incentives.
- Other useful information about energy efficiency that families could find very helpful.
A quick guide on how to properly dispose of a mattress
The Silver Line https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/
The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Over 50s alcohol helpline 0808 801 0750
A recently commissioned poll that found that one in two over 50s are drinking at a level that could cause health problems now or in the future and more than four million over 50s are binge drinking at least once a week during lockdown. We also know that the factors that can lead to increased alcohol use in an older population; retirement, bereavement, isolation and loss of sense of purpose, may be exacerbated by the pandemic. The Helpline is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund. This is available 7 days a week; Monday to Friday at 12pm - 8pm and 10am to 4pm at weekends.