Sustainability in Year of the Dog

Chinese Community Development Partnership offer tips on greener living at Glasgow celebration event.

Climate change and sustainability will be an important part of Chinese New Year celebrations organised by the Chinese Climate Change Project at Maryhill Community Central Hall on 18 February.

Fun and educational activities will include making paper windmills using leftover wallpaper, (turning the windmills is thought to bring good luck) and novel ideas for upcycling of red packets that are filled with money and given to younger members of the community.

A smoothy bike will be in place to promote cycling and innovative games will explain how younger members of the community can save energy in the home.

Attendees at celebrations will also be able to find out more about a number of organisations including Home Energy Scotland, the Forestry Commission Scotland, Foodfruition and the Conservation Volunteers.

The Chinese Climate Change Project is run by the Chinese Community Development Partnership and is supported by a grant from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund. The project is helping the Chinese community in Glasgow to reduce their carbon emissions. The project offers support to achieve improvements in home energy efficiency which tackle both carbon emissions and fuel poverty. Additional activities aim to increase levels of sustainable travel, while wider engagement is helping to explain the links between everyday lifestyle and climate change.

08 February 2018


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