Two speakers – Dr Sarah Crowe an ecologist and Erlend Spence an Orcadian farmer both spoke about the actions they have taken and how we can move forward in Orkney to improve our natural environment.
Food, products and tourism were three main topics in the first event of the Sustainable Conference in Orkney which for 2020 has moved online.
The Sustainable Orkney Conference will be on for 6 weeks starting on 6th of October.
“Scotland is unusual in Europe with its highly over centralised local government. “
“I am very much looking forward to listening to Lesley Riddoch’s talk tonight, Tuesday 1st September 2020”
OREF’s online AGM took place on Tuesday evening, 4th August, with some 32 attendees.
This topic will be explored at the next monthly OREF (Orkney Renewable Energy Forum) meeting on the 2nd of June at 7:30pm.
“Over the last 15 years Orkney has become very successful at participating in EU research and collaboration programmes relating to sustainable energy.” Gareth Davies, Co-Chair of OREF
Nearly 200 local people had been due to meet at the Picky over the three-day event to map out what Orkney is already doing to decarbonise and be sustainable.
Orkney has one of the highest uptakes of EV’s in the country with some 250 and about 10,000 fossil fuelled vehicles.