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Planet ~ SDG 6 AND 12 -15

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.  They will be on display from 15 10 2021 for one week at “Made in Stirling” 44 King Street, Stirling FK8 1AY; to find  out more about Made in Stirling click here

Go and see this amazing work if you are in the area.

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 mile long scarf representing the 1.5 degree C target of the Paris 2015 agreement.

Will you be at Glasgow Green Drying Green when the scarf is on display on 6 11 2021 during COP26?

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.

Fairtrade Fortnight 22 02 2021 – 7 03 2021

This year the focus was on the Climate Emergency.  The aim was to take action to address SDG 13.

Ten Principles of Fair Trade + WFTO Logo
Ten Principles of Fair Trade + WFTO Logo
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?

Sholi coffee is available from Glesga Roasters here and Coffee Direct here.

Find out more about the Rwanda Coffee Project here.

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 Marks 40 years of WaterAid! What will clubs be doing to mark this anniversary?