A Rocha is a Christian environmental and nature conservation movement. Our name is Portuguese for ‘the rock’ – our first initiative was a field study centre in Portugal. Our projects are frequently cross-cultural in character and share a community emphasis, with a focus on science and research, practical conservation and environmental education.
ACTSA Scotland was formed in December 1994 as the Scottish Section of the national organisation Action for Southern Africa and works to develop solidarity between Scotland and all the states of the Southern Africa Development Community. As the successor organisation to the Scottish Anti-Apartheid Movement our closest links are with South Africa and in particular with the Eastern Cape Province with which Scotland has had a particularly strong historic connection.
AirportWatch is an umbrella movement uniting the national environmental organisations, airport community groups, and individuals opposed to unsustainable aviation expansion, and its damaging environmental effects, including climate change and noise. It aims to oppose any expansion of aviation and airports likely to damage the human or natural environment.
Artists Project Earth
Artists Project Earth has funded over 300 projects and awareness raising initiatives around the world that combat climate change and develop local resilience and solutions to climate injustice – and gives emergency funding for natural disaster relief. Artists Project Earth in collaboration with international musicians has produced three ‘Rhythms Del Mundo’ fundraising albums to date.
Association for the Conservation of Energy
ACE aims to reduce overall energy demand to ensure a secure and sustainable energy future. Through our lobbying, campaigning and research we help to achieve sensible and consistent policy, legislation and targets. ACE works to raise a positive awareness of energy conservation and encourage increased investment in energy saving measures.
Baldernock Community Council
We are a small parish of around 280 households 7 miles north of Glasgow. Our closest town is Milngavie and we are a largely dispersed rural community but include the villages of Bardowie and Balmore. We have a thriving playgroup and primary school, a church and we are home to the Balmore Trust, a charity. We were lucky enough to secure Climate Challenge Funding and ran a project which ended in March 2011. We carried out energy surveys and held awareness-raising events and think there has been a lasting positive effect. We were the first Community Council to join SCCS.
Big Green Jewish
Big Green Jewish brings together a range of Jewish organisations to work towards a more sustainable future and use of our precious earth’s resources. We do this by providing educational resources linking Jewish teaching with contemporary environmental topics, such as our edible garden and carbon ration resources. We also share materials and campaign information, including SCC campaigns, with our supporters and run activities for young people and adults at synagogues and schools.
British Humanist Association
Humanists for a Better World (www.h4bw.org.uk) is a “special interest” sub-group, run by volunteers and mainly web-based, of the British Humanist Association (www.humanism.org.uk), the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity.
CAFOD is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. We work with partners across the world, wherever the need is greatest, to bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. We work with people of all faiths and none. We work with more than 500 partners overseas, and with partners in the UK – all working to reduce poverty. Inspired by Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, and the experiences and hopes of people living in poverty, CAFOD works for a safe, sustainable and peaceful world.
Cambridge Carbon Footprint
Cambridge Carbon Footprint involves, informs & inspires a wide range of people in the Cambridge area with practical activities and support to make big, permanent reductions in their carbon footprints – based on understanding what helps people change their behaviour and moves us collectively towards a low carbon society. Our Carbon Conversations, a series of engaging meetings focus on values, emotions, lifestyle and identity as well as the basic facts of climate change, leading to many participants halving their carbon emissions.