YoungScot Legacy Event
A blog post by Emily Arrowsmith
- Volunteering with KSB and loving every minute
- We are all accountable for our actions
- Hillhead students talk keeping Kelvingrove Park beautiful
- Making it easy to choose a reusable cup for takeaway drinks
- Get to know...John MacLennan
- Get to know...Sandy Scott
- How Eco-Schools benefits pupils, teachers and communities
- Community gardening for climate, nature and heritage in Cumbernauld
- Tackling the litter emergency to protect our wild isles
- Scotland isn't looking so beautiful. We can change that.
- Get to know... Green Flag Award Judges
- Collaboration and innovation to tackle marine litter
- An introduction to Kinnesswood in Bloom...
- The litter emergency
- Our charity faces the environmental challenges ahead with optimism
- Wrapping up 2022
- Biodiversity - Reflections on COP15
- Small steps to protect biodiversity
- Why Mountains Matter
- It’s not just bees and butterflies on your flowers
- Wet Wipes - What's the Issue?
- Young Reporters on the Route: The Launch of Running Out of Time
- Getting to know... Tom Brock OBE
- Getting to know...Kyle Usher
- A busy day for Upstream Battle education
- Planning a Wedding with the Planet in Mind
- 'Disposable' vapes and the damage they cause
- Climate Emergency Training provides positive opportunities for young people
- Making climate action possible for everyone
- Reasons to be positive
- Shotts is ACTing NOW on climate change
- Hope is a Garden
- Do we need the word 'pests' anymore?
- Beautiful Scotland judging - the truth
- Supporting Scotland to be the very greenest destination it can be
- Arbroath - working together, inspiring local climate action and improving lives
- Reflections of a beach manager
- I do like to be beside the seaside
- Climate Action Schools - helping young people take action
- Inspiring and empowering young people
- Climate Ready Classrooms at George Heriot's
- Data drives decisions
- Litter, fines and doing time
- Why our Web Developer Cameron loves being part of Team KSB
- It's only one
- Why join the family of It’s Your Neighbourhood?
- Why it is the sea and SDG 14 for me
- Litter picking - a surprisingly fun group activity
- Climate Action Skills and positive action for all
- Seeing community groups thrive with Beautiful Scotland and It's Your Neighbourhood
- (What to do on) a dreich morning on the Firth of Clyde
- West Lothian Litter Pickers – How I got involved
- Scotland’s Climate Festival – Seed funding for community action
- Climate Ready Classrooms at St. Paul’s RC High School
- Scottish Book Trust representative joins Pocket Garden judging panel
- Have #YourSayOnLitter - we plan to...
- Everyone has something to say about litter – time to make it count
- Who ya gonna call?
- Why I pick up other people's garbage.
- Getting to Know...Colin
- Creative Careers: Spotlight on Heritage #NoWrongPath
- Celebrating Scotland’s best managed green and blue spaces
- Taking small steps towards a more sustainable future
- Caring for our planet
- Football’s Power to Combat Climate Change
- Our work on the COP26 Youth Climate Programme
- What’s litter got to do with climate change?
- Scotland’s Climate Festival kicks off in Falkirk
- Responsible Tourism – an opportunity not to be missed
- Climate Change Vlog by Dalry Primary School
- Failing our future?
- Our Week of Climate Action
- #ScotClimateWeek - our impacts and actions
- Protecting the sand and sea
- Another fine mess – part one
- Designing a lower carbon Scotland
- Getting to know... Lisa Snedden
- Combating climate change with information, education and training
- Litter picking 500 miles was always Gonna Be easy
- 7K for 7 Flags Challenge
- Littering less at St Joseph's Primary School in Glasgow
- Smashing litter picking targets during an unexpected stay in Scotland
- Keeping our communities beautiful
- Celebrating our brilliant volunteers
- Designing a pocket garden
- Getting to know... Nicola Smith
- East Haven Together
- It’s time to litter-ly turn anger into action
- Working in partnership to give communities a helping hand to clean up Scotland
- Why Beautiful Scotland is important to Lauder in Bloom
- We can all be climate ready
- Climate Ready Classrooms at Speyside High School
- Taking part in It's Your Neighbourhood
- Bags of opportunity for good
- Getting to know... Eve Keepax
- Lucky to live here
- A year of opportunity ahead
As part of the COP26 Youth Climate programme, around 100 of the young people taking part gathered in Edinburgh at the end of February, to meet, learn, and celebrate their achievements so far. Hosted at Dynamic Earth, YoungScot organised this residential event, with young people travelling from across the country to meet up, many of them meeting each other for the first time!
Over the weekend we ran sessions of Climate Emergency Training with groups of attendees. Our first in-person training! We had great discussions about carbon emissions, climate justice, and what we can all do to make a difference, reducing our carbon footprints and advocating for widespread change. It was great to see their enthusiasm in-person and have such an interactive experience.
We also had the opportunity to support some of the other really interesting sessions including a discussion on the Youth Summit Declaration and creating suggestions for pledges. It was a great opportunity for us to learn from these passionate young people about some of the key issues that impact their lives, such as those living in rural or island areas, what they want to see from education, and their demands for cleaner, more accessible energy.
On the final day, we ran a relaunch of the Climate Emergency Training Toolkit, running a variety of our new activities. We had great discussions about how young people fit into the climate movement, how fast fashion supply chains work, different types of energy production, and how to eat seasonally to reduce your carbon footprint. These activities, including games for a range of ages, are all available to download from our Toolkit page. We’re excited to relaunch this toolkit particularly for youth workers and those who work with young people, as a great resource to start or continue conversations around climate change and the legacy of COP26.
Personally, the residential was such an encouraging event, I had a great time chatting to all the young people about their experiences. I had such an eye-opening experience listening to the concerns and ideas from those taking part, they are all truly inspiring. They have dedicated so much of their time and energy to this fantastic project, and I am certain it will have a lasting impact, through their actions and ideas going forward. It has filled me with hope moving forwards, that we have passionate young people, ready to lead the way towards meaningful climate action.
To find out more about what you can do to support young people in taking climate action our Toolkit is available with some great ideas and activities and we offer a range of courses to help you understand climate change and learn how to reduce your carbon footprint.