Big Wheels Keep on Turning in Tweeddale

Tweeddale Youth Action share thoughts after winning travel category at Climate Challenge Fund Awards.

We are delighted to share the second in a series of five short films, to celebrate the winners of the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) Awards.

The CCF Awards took place at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on 1 November and celebrated the achievements of CCF projects running from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

The Big Wheels Keep on Turning project, run by Tweeddale Youth Action, in the Scottish Borders won the Travel Category Award. We were pleased to catch up with Katie Hibbert and Dave Hodson of Tweedale Youth Action just after the presentation of the award.

Big Wheels Keep on Turning helped to increase understanding of climate change amongst young people in a fun way and raised awareness of the need to reduce carbon emissions. Project activities included ‘Bike Punks’ which worked with young people to help them repair and maintain bikes to reduce dependence on lifts from parents and reduce bikes sent to landfill. Further initiatives included ‘Food Punks’ and ‘Craft Punks’ that worked to reduce carbon emissions associated with food and textile waste.

Watch out for further films featuring the CCF Award winners in the coming weeks. In the meantime you can find out more about all the winners and shortlisted nominees through the CCF Awards webpages.

The CCF is a Scottish Government grants programme, managed and administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, which provides funding and support for community groups to tackle climate change through community-led projects that reduce local carbon emissions.

28 November 2017

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