19 September 2020
European Day of Sustainable Communities 2020
In June ECOLISE launched the 4th European Day of Sustainable Communities 2020, with a special call to citizens and communities who have led local responses to the Covid-19 pandemic to join the day.
The Coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp relief the essential role of communities in times of crisis – ensuring the provision of food supplies and other essential services, caring for the most vulnerable, and sustaining social cohesion in the face of a global emergency
Community resilience is an essential component in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, not only in terms of addressing communities’ immediate needs, but also in relation to the longer term challenge of rebuilding our society and economy in a way that responds to the deepening climate and ecological emergency.
The fourth European Day of Sustainable Communities takes place on the 19th September and provides an opportunity to recognise the thousands of community initiatives across Europe that are reimagining the future, helping to create safer, healthier and more sustainable and just living environments.
This year we would really encourage events that showcase potential longterm responses to the Covid 19 crisis, which also help to nurture sustainability and reduce climate impacts. The pandemic highlights the importance of decentralised decision making and distributed local provision of goods and services. In many areas this capacity has been lost or severely eroded and needs rebuilding.
19 September 2020
Tackling the climate emergency together
While the coronavirus pandemic has led to radical changes over recent months, the climate emergency hasn’t gone away. Scotland’s Climate Week (14–20 September 2020) aims to promote the message that, together, we can end Scotland’s contribution to climate change. Eco-Congregation Scotland is supporting this special week with organisations across the country, celebrating and sharing what we are all already doing to tackle climate change, supporting a just and green recovery.
Please register now to take part in our own activities below, with a focus on food, a key theme for this Harvest month. We are also holding a range of Climate Conversations to discuss the changes we can make locally and nationally over the next decade to reduce carbon emissions. Please join one of these if you are free this week.You can also register for the Scottish Government's programme of events here:
Tuesday 15th September 2020, 11am - 12noon or 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Wednesday 16th September 2020, 11am - 12noon or 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Thursday 17th September 2020, 11am - 12noon or 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Friday 18th September 2020, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
What will like be like in 2030? What changes do you want to see in your local community? Join a Climate Conversation to consider what our options might be - locally and nationally - in reducing the causes and effects of a changing climate.
Love Food Hate Waste workshopFriday 18th September 2020, 10.30am - 12.30pm
We are delighted to offer another chance to take part in an online Love Food Hate Waste workshop. This engaging workshop could really help save you money and stop food being wasted.
19 September 2020
Since 2008, Take One Action Film Festivals have engaged tens of thousands of people with hundreds of world-class films, showcasing inspiring stories that explore issues of global concern and providing training for budding and experienced changemakers.
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The current global health crisis has forced most festivals to radically re-think their delivery. Once we opted to offer all our screenings and events online, we set out to put together a programme that we would have been excited to share with audiences in cinemas and community venues – and vowed to make the most of the nimbleness a digital festival offers.
Our 2020 edition runs from 16 – 27 September. Like every Take One Action Film Festival, it showcases some of the most urgent, inspiring and challenging international cinema exploring social and environmental justice – but, for the first time, all our films and events can be accessed from anywhere in the UK.
Full programme (Click on the film image or title to book and pay)
Films can be viewed online at any time between 16 - 27 September.