Planet ~ SDG 6 and 12-15
Fairtrade Fortnight 22 02 2021 – 7 03 2021
22 02 2021 Fairtrade Fortnight starts today. This year the focus is on the Climate Emergency. The aim is to take action to address SDG 13. Will you be joining in any of the events?
How to become involved
Join the UK – wide Fairtrade Choose the World You Want Festival.
Join one of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum (SFTF) national events here.
Wake Up and Taste the Coffee Event 27 02 2021
SI Hamilton member Morag, having received her free coffee sample from the Sholi Fairtrade Coffee Cooperative, Rwanda, attended. A coffee coaster was also included with the coffee sample. The high quality coffee sample provided was specially ground for SFTF by Glesga Roasters.
Where can I buy Sholi coffee you may ask?
Find out more about the Rwanda Coffee Project here.
Wide range of products available
Buy from an independent shop near you here.
9 02 2021 Help Protect Scotland’s Giant Redwoods
Proposed Region Project to celebrate SI Centenary
SDG ~ 13 Climate Action; SDG 15 ~ Life on Land.
Benmore Botanic Garden is 7 miles north of Dunoon 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 .
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.
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