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Planet ~ SDG 6 and 12 -15

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?

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

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’s addressed

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 .

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

4 10 2019 SI Hamilton President Marilyn presenting plastic botttle tops 21.5lbs to Lush Cosmetics!

To find out more click here.

4 10 2019 SI Hamilton President Marilyn presenting plastic bottle tops 21.5lbs to Lush Cosmetics.
4 10 2019 SI Hamilton President Marilyn presenting plastic bottle tops 21.5lbs to Lush Cosmetics.

 

This work mentioned in Soroptimist News!

See  Soroptimist News August 2020 issue page 5,  ‘Soroptimists’ action for the Planet’, ‘Members in Hamilton, Scotland …..’  The article describes this work.

SDG addressed ~ 15 Life on Land