Panel at the post-screening discussion of The Oil Machine

Discussing The Oil Machine

On 13th March, BANZAI organised a local screening of The Oil Machine, a powerful documentary made available to us by Edinburgh Climate Coalition and directed by local documentary filmmaker Emma Davie. After the film, a panel consisting of Councillor Ben Parker (Morningside Ward), local activist Annie Lane, and Outreach Coordinator Rachel Caplan shared their thoughts, and locals asked questions, leading …

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Community climate action and alphabet soup

There has been a considerable drive towards community-led climate action over the last couple of years. This has resulted in a good number of local groups being formed but also led to confusion and overlaps at the higher level where local and national governments want to support community initiatives. Within Edinburgh, we have been puzzling over …

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I died last Saturday

Five of us from BANZAI joined an XR Die-In on the morning of  27th August 2022.  Deliberately theatrical, and scheduled to coincide with the last week of the Fringe, the action drew attention to the continuing failure of the government to urgently address climate and ecological breakdown.  

Home Energy and Retrofit Meeting — a brief update

On 20th June, we held a very successful public meeting on Home Energy and Retrofit. About 40 people attended, roughly half of whom were residents of Bruntsfield. Others came from further afield, including most parts of Edinburgh — Marchmont, Morningside, Tollcross, Polwarth, Meadows, Southside, The Grange, Leith, Duddingston, Portobello, Willowbrae, Bellevue, Comiston and Meadowbank. Questions …

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