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Planet ~ SDG 6 and 12 -15

Planet ~ SDG 6 & 12 – 15

Recycle for Charity!

Recycle 4 Charity accepts Ink Cartridges to raise funds for the Charity of is your choice!  In this case chosen Charity is Smalls for All.

To find out more about Recycle4Charity click here; for Smalls for All click here.

SDG addressed 12 ~ Responsible Consumption and Production.

See photos below.

Recycling Blister Packs for Marie Curie

SI Hamilton member Janice delivering Blister Packs to Superdrug 5 08 2021
SI Hamilton member Janice delivering Blister Packs to Superdrug 5 08 2021

Take your empty blister packs to any Superdrug which has a pharmacy. Marie Curie will benefit by £1.00 per kilo.  To find out more about Superdrug click here; for Marie Curie click here.

SDG addressed 12 ~ Responsible Consumption & Production.

More Tree Planting!

First 4 photos SI Paisley members; 5th & 6th photos SI Glasgow City members.

October 2021 Scottish Soroptimists’ Stitches for Survival!

On Display at the opening of the Stirling Climate Festival!

12 10 2021 Photos below show some of our Stitches for Survival panels on display at the opening of the Stirling Climate Festival.

On BBC Scotland News on 13 10 2021!  To view on BBC Facebook page click here.

12 10 2021 Stitches for Survival Panels at the opening of Stirling Climate Festival
12 10 2021 Stitches for Survival Panels at the opening of Stirling Climate Festival

12 10 2021 Stitches for Survival Panels at the opening of Stirling Climate Festival
12 10 2021 Stitches for Survival Panels at the opening of Stirling Climate Festival

Collage Photo

1 10 2021 Collage photo below shows some of the completed panels stitched by Scottish Soroptimists for “Stitches for Survival”.  The panels are to be added to the 1.5 km long scarf representing the 1.5 degree C target of the Paris 2015 agreement.

To find out more about Stitches for Survival click here.

Scottish Soroptimists' Stitches for Survival Panels Collage photo, 1 10 2021
Scottish Soroptimists’ Stitches for Survival Panels Collage photo, 1 10 2021

SDG’s addressed 13 Climate Action, 14 Below Water, 15 Life on Land.

SI Glasgow City Tree Planting

SI Glasgow City members visiting Scots Pine tree planted May 2021, donated to Horatio's Garden, National Spinal Unit, QEUH, Glasgow, Sept 2021. , Sept, 2021.
SI Glasgow City members visiting Scots Pine tree planted May 2021, donated to Horatio’s Garden, National Spinal Unit, Q E U H, Glasgow, Sept 2021.
Herald Article 17 09 2021

“City Hospital Garden is oasis of calm through gruelling treatment” was the title of the Herald article 17 09 2021 which followed this visit.  To read the article click here.

To learn more about SI Glasgow City click here.

Well done SI Glasgow City for achieving such excellent publicity for this project!

SDG’s addressed 13 Climate Action; 15 Life on Land.

 

June. July 2021 SI Hamilton Tree Planting

A single beech tree was planted in Hamilton Park during early June 2021 by South Lanarkshire Council (SLC) staff. Gifted to the Club by SLC, the tree is close to the Mausoleum.

For more information on Hamilton Mausoleum click here.

Clyde Climate Forest Plan launched 1 06 2021

While in conversation with SLC  regarding tree planting, members learned about the Clyde Climate Forest (CCF) Plan to plant 18 million trees over the next decade increasing woodland cover in the Glasgow City Region from 17% to 20%.  The CCF Plan is part of the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network.  8 Local Authorities are involved.

For more information on the CCF Project click here

Photos

First photo shows the newly planted tree, second and third show members visiting their tree on 10 07 2021.

SDG’s addressed 13 Climate Action; 15 Life on Land.

To find out more about SI Hamilton click here.

27 06 2021 SI Dunfermline Tree Planting.

SI Dunfermline members are seen planting 5 native trees at re-development of Lyne Burn.  The trees planted were green beech, copper beech, pink hawthorn, rowan and hornbeam.  This event marked the launch of the re-development.

Members met CEO of Fife Rangers, Jeremy Harris and head of Community Engagement James Dawson.

SDG’s addressed 13 Climate Action; 15 Life on Land.

To learn more about SI Dunfermline click here.

2 06 2021 SI Dunfermline Litter Pick

2 06 2021 SI Dunfermine Litter Pick, Lyne Burn.
2 06 2021 SI Dunfermline Litter Pick, Lyne Burn.

This Litter Pick included removing 4 shopping trolleys from Lyne Burn!!

SDG’s  addressed 14 Life Below Water and 15 Life on Land.

To find out more about SI Dunfermine click here.

2 04 2021 SI Dunfermline Plastic Free Pledge

2 04 2021 SI Dunfermline Plastic Free Pledge
2 04 2021 SI Dunfermline Plastic Free Pledge

Did you know that Dunfermline has achieved ‘Plastic- Free’ Status?

To find out more click here.

SDG’s addressed 14 and 15 as plastic pollution affects seas, oceans and land.

26 03 2021 SI Edinburgh Fruit Trees Project

Fruit trees planted in the grounds of Castle View Primary School thanks to donation from SI Edinburgh.

26 03 2021 Fruit Trees planted in the grounds of Castle View Primary School thanks to donation from SI Edinburgh.
26 03 2021 Fruit Trees planted in the grounds of Castle View Primary School thanks to donation from SI Edinburgh.

SDG addressed 15 Life on Land

Well done SI Edinburgh!

To find out more about SI Edinburgh click here.

 

9 02 2021 Help Protect Scotland’s Giant Redwoods

Region Project to celebrate SI Centenary
SDG’s addressed

SDG ~ 13 Climate Action;  SDG 15 ~ Life on Land.

Benmore Botanic Garden is 7 miles north of Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula, in the south of Argyll and Bute, Scotland.  Dunoon is the main town on the Cowal Peninsula.

Planted in 1863, the Giant Redwoods at Benmore Botanic Garden in Scotland are some of Europe’s oldest and tallest Sequoiadendron giganteum, reaching more than 50m high.  They are now facing new risks from climate change, requiring innovative techniques to protect them against water logging and disease.

To make a gift to help safeguard the Giant Redwood Avenue at Benmore Botanic Garden for future generations to enjoy click here .

9 02 2021 Sequoia Avenue at Benmore Botanic Garden Rachel Keenan Photography
9 02 2021 Sequoia Avenue at Benmore Botanic Garden Rachel Keenan Photography

 

Continue a 100 year legacy of Saving the Redwoods

When the first Soroptimist Club was founded in Alameda County in 1921, it’s first project was to to “Save the Redwoods” in California.  To mark this centenary, you can help to save Scotland’s Giant Redwoods in Benmore Botanic Garden.  Planted in 1863, these 158-year-old trees are some of Europe’s oldest and tallest Sequoiadendron giganteum, and require innovative techniques to protect them against the effects of climate change.

9 02 2021 Avenue trees c 1900 from the Younger Family Archive
9 02 2021 Avenue trees c 1900 from the Younger Family Archive

 

 

9 02 2021 Benmore Sequoia Avenue in 1970's by RBGE Staff
9 02 2021 Benmore Sequoia Avenue in 1970’s by RBGE Staff

The above information kindly prepared by Ruth Strain, Development Manager, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

To find out more about RBGE click here.

 

October 2020 SI Dunfermline members improving their environment!

4 large planters badly needing plants were planted up!

SDG addressed 15 ~ Life on Land

WaterAid:

Many Clubs support WaterAid; to find out more click here.  SDG addressed ~ SDG 6 ~ Clean Water and Sanitation.

2021 Marked 40 years of WaterAid!