Climate Action Week 2023

Timed with the Scottish Government’s Climate Week, this year's Climate Action Week focuses on examples of the people and actions that are helping us move towards becoming a net zero nation with restored biodiversity by 2045.


We are grateful to our partners from the Scottish Government, Scottish Book TrustRoyal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS)and Forth Valley College for their support



Activity for the week:

This year we would like to invite pupils from all years to work in groups or as a class, and to imagine and design how their nursery, school or community will look in 2045, when we become a net zero nation with restored and enhanced biodiversity and ecosystems.

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All posters and work will be displayed as part of the assembly and shared as young people’s vision of the future with our First Minister.

Take a picture of your poster(s) and email them to ecoschools@keepscotlandbeautiful.org by Thursday 28th September at 3pm so they can be incorporated into the assembly slides, where we are hoping the First Minister will join as part of the audience. You can continue submitting until Friday 6 October for posters to be in the gallery or reach the First Minister

Early Years to P3

Author and illustrator Mariajo Ilustrajo reads her book Flooded, a beautiful book that introduces concepts about climate change and focuses on the importance of working together and building strong communities.

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P4 to S2

A series of interactive lessons, inspiring stories and activities about Scotland's ambition to reach Net Zero by 2045 and what we can do to help. 

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Lesson One: Your Voice is Powerful

Author and illustrator Emma Reynolds discusses the power of community and the importance of artists to transform society by introducing her latest book Drawn to Change The World: 16 Youth Climate Activists, 16 Artists, and through examples and stories from young people shaping change.


Lesson Two: Nature's Engineers

Reaching Net Zero will involve a lot of engineering. But not just human!  Thanks to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Lesson Two introduces us to nature’s own engineers and why we should make sure they thrive. 


Lesson Three: What is Net Zero?

An exploration of climate change, what net zero means, and what is currently happening in Scotland that is allowing us to move towards that target.


Lesson Four: What is Already Happening?

Reaching net zero emissions by 2024 sounds a long way away, but needs us all to start working now. Thanks to Forth Valley College, Lesson Four is an opportunity to learn about inspiring and exciting examples of what is happening already, and to use our own creativity to move towards a sustainable future.


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