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Webinars to help your community build capacity to tackle climate change

23 March 2021

Over the next three months we are delighted to offer a series of eight one-hour webinars that will help your community build capacity to tackle climate change.

Practical advice will be available on a wide variety of relevant topics including running online events, data collection, behaviour change, audience engagement, climate anxiety, repair and reuse, shared travel and adaptation.

Each webinar will feature plenty of time for questions and discussion in addition to presentations.

The webinars are part of the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) Capacity Building Programme, funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Keep Scotland Beautiful. The webinars will be facilitated via Zoom by our Climate Change Team staff and partner organisations.

Booking is now open for CCF grant recipients and any organisation interested in community-led climate action. 

Webinar listing:

1. Repair and Reuse - 20 April, 10-11am (FULLY BOOKED)

The most sustainable item is the one we already have.  Come along to our workshop with Zero Waste Scotland to hear about and discuss top tips for reusing and repairing the things we have in order to keep them in use for as long as possible.  We will highlight some ideas and also projects across Scotland doing some great work in this field.

2. Running online training and events - 29 April, 10-11am (FULLY BOOKED)

This webinar will focus on running training and events online. The start of the Covid-19 pandemic brought a challenge to many organisations in terms of how training and events can be delivered, effectively, online. We will share our experience of what we have learned over a year of doing this including the challenges we have faced and our top tips. There will be an opportunity for discussion during the webinar.

3. Using apps to collect carbon footprint and behaviour change data - 6 May, 2-3pm (FULLY BOOKED)

There are many different applications (apps) and websites that calculate carbon footprint; however, do any of them also calculate the impact that behaviour change has e.g., turning thermostat down 1⁰c. In this webinar we will explore the apps and websites that calculate carbon footprint and behaviour change.

4. Encouraging behaviour change to support climate action - 13 May, 2-3pm (FULLY BOOKED)

Most environmental campaigns are information-based – but this approach rarely changes behaviour. Sharing information is often necessary for change but almost never sufficient on its own to lead to change. In this session we will look at how insights from Community Based Social Marketing and behavioural psychology can help projects to design more effective behaviour-change interventions. 

5. Reaching and engaging your audience - 20 May, 10-11am (FULLY BOOKED)

Over the past year Covid-19 has changed the way many of us communicate and engage, both within our communities and more widely. But with an ever-changing world, how can we best plan our climate change and sustainability engagement for the future? Join this session and learn a variety of practical methods to reach and engage your audience. The webinar will also feature time for discussion, questions and sharing of challenges and good practice.

6. Climate anxiety – 2 June, 2-3pm (FULLY BOOKED)

Also referred to as eco-anxiety or climate distress, anxiety on climate change is affecting more people as we worry about the impacts of climate change and the future of the planet. This webinar will explore climate anxiety and discuss coping mechanisms.

7. Shared transport – 9 June, 10-11am (VERY LIMITED SPACES)

Car clubs and bike share schemes are becoming increasing popular. How do these schemes work and how can we encourage the uptake of these?

8. Adapting to climate change – 16 June, 2-3pm (FULLY BOOKED)

It is vital that we do everything we can to cut our greenhouse emissions to mitigate climate change but what about adapting to climate change? We are already experiencing impacts from the planet warming on average 1⁰C since the start of the industrial revolution. This webinar will explore what adaptation is and what we can do to become more resilient to current and future impacts of climate change.

Booking for the webinars is open via Eventbrite here.

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