OREF regularly organises or co-hosts renewable energy events, attends external events, conferences and industry meetings, and hosts visitors to Orkney. Past events have included everything from informative evening talks to local trade shows, and from consultation meetings to electric vehicle shows.

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Sustainable Orkney Conference online sessions – Consumerism

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

| Free

In May 2019 Orkney Islands Council joined organisations around the world in declaring a climate emergency. OREF welcome this step and wishes to be part of an Orkney-wide response to this. We believe, that to be able to plan an effective response as a community, it would be useful to describe Orkney’s main climate challenges (and strengths), and to know what is already being done, or is about to be done, by different organisations and individuals across the islands.

In this session:

– Orkney Island’s Councils Green Councillor Steve Sankey will discuss how green Orkney’s tourism is.

– Eco Orkney owner Adele Lidderdale will be discussing buying zero waste.

– Food writer Rosemary Moon will be discussing food consumption.

The 2017-2025 Orkney Sustainable Energy Strategy, opens with the following vision statement: Orkney: a secure, sustainable, low carbon island economy driven uniquely by innovation and collaboration, enabling the community to achieve ambitious carbon reduction targets, address fuel poverty and provide energy systems solutions to the world.

To achieve this vision will take innovation and collaboration beyond the energy sector. It will take all of us across Orkney, working together as a community, sharing our unique resources, talents, knowledge and commitment to our island home.

OREF invites interested local organisations and individuals to take part in the Sustainable Orkney Conference which will be delivered via online sessions, featuring one topic each week for 6 weeks, providing a chance to come together as a community to discover what we are already doing and plan our answer to the challenge of the climate emergency.


October 6
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm