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Join us to learn how to be more green at Christmas

a pair of hands holding a present wrapped in hessiand with berries and conifer decorations

We are the Civil Service Local Scotland Environment Network (CSLSEN). Our current group was formed in December 2020 with a group of 5 people who wanted to see what we could do to help educate other people and ourselves about climate change and live our lives a bit greener. From our small start we now have over 100 members. We run monthly ‘lunch and learn’ sessions with a variety of subjects from ‘honey bees’ to ‘saving our oceans’ but again with a focus on ‘what you can do’.

As it is almost the most wonderful time of the year  join us get into the festive spirit and celebrate a green Christmas!  There will be talks on:

  • alternative gift ideas
  • how to make up-cycled Christmas decorations
  • how to manage your Christmas food waste
  • a quiz

We look forward to seeing you all (virtually) and Christmas jumper wearing is not essential but definitely encouraged. Please see the sign up details below. 

Wednesday 24 November from midday to 2pm

You can sign up on Eventbrite by clicking on the following link: Dreaming of a Green Christmas.

CS Local have many other Environment Networks who are supporting activity to raise awareness of climate change. The North West network are hosting their very first virtual market stall event this month. 

Tuesday 23 November 2021 from 11:30am to 2:00pm

Further details about this event will soon follow, however you can register your place now on Eventbrite using this link.

Please register using your departmental email address and ensure you have permission from your line manager to attend. We will then send you a link to join the event.

The events will be hosted via Microsoft Teams. Please note that you must be able to access Microsoft Teams via the App or browser to join this online event. If you are unable to access this system on your work device you may wish to join using a personal device.

The East South East and London (ESEL) Environment Network have also put together a short video to explain their understanding of COP26, please use this link to see them in action.

CS Local have many other environment networks near you. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch with your local team at the email address below. 

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4 comments

  1. Comment by Jason Cochrane posted on

    It's a bit ironic you encourage Christmas jumpers for a talk entitled "learn how to be more green at Christmas" when the Christmas jumper is renowned for being environmentally unfriendly!! https://news.sky.com/story/christmas-jumper-craze-bad-for-the-environment-warns-charity-11879225

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      Comment by Joanna W posted on

      I'm hoping that the intention is to encourage use of previous years' Christmas jumpers! That way it's one tick towards the best tip of using what we already have.

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  2. Comment by Jenny Dee posted on

    Definitely the intention is to reuse Christmas jumpers and if you don't have one but want one, how about buying one from a charity shop or upcycling an old piece of clothing to make one! Have a look at the link below to see how to do this in a sustainable way, which is what we would advocate.

    https://www.hubbub.org.uk/how-to-make-a-diy-christmas-jumper

    Looking forward to you joining us at the conference for lots more tips!

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  3. Comment by Marisa Ricketts posted on

    I'm looking on FB marketplace to purchase a pre-owned Xmas tree and decorations

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