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Public invited to Climate Festival in Glasgow

George Square to host event organised by local community groups.

Community-led organisations from across Glasgow and surrounding areas invite the public to join them on Saturday 4th March (2pm – 4.30pm) in George Square for the second Glasgow Climate Festival. 

The Climate Festival will include a range of stalls, demonstrations and entertainment, with the chance to get hands on with a number of activities to help you save energy in the home, travel more sustainably and tackle food waste.

The event is a showcase and celebration of the work of communities in the Glasgow area to tackle climate change, including the work of many projects funded through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) is a Scottish Government grant programme, managed and developed by Keep Scotland Beautiful, which provides funding and support for community groups that are tackling climate change through local community-led projects.

Shgufta Anwar, Low  Carbon Al-Meezan Project Manger, one of the event organisers said:

“This will be a fabulous opportunity for people to learn more about climate change and to celebrate what has been achieved so far by communities in Glasgow.

“Community-led organisations from across Glasgow will be coming together to share their learning with the public, and the message that community action on climate change is about changing things for the better.”

David Gunn, Climate Challenge Fund Manager at Keep Scotland Beautiful commented:

“I urge people to attend the Glasgow Climate Festival and learn how practical and enjoyable lifestyle changes can help tackle climate change, as well as benefitting health and saving money.

“Through our management of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, we have been delighted to support community-led organisations from across Glasgow to implement their climate action projects and join together through a Glasgow Regional Climate Network. It is fantastic to see so many of these organisations come together and share their knowledge through the Glasgow Climate Festival.

“We look forward to empowering many more communities in and around Glasgow to take action on climate change and see it as part of our work to make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.”

The event takes place at George Square in Glasgow on Saturday 4th March from 2pm – 4.30pm. Find out more about the Glasgow Climate Festival via the Facebook event.

16 February 2017

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