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We're registered for Climate Week 2017 - are you?

Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham MSP has encouraged organisations across Scotland to host events and raise awareness of the impact of climate change as part of Climate Week 2017.

The aim of the Scottish Government campaign is to get organisations across Scotland hosting one, or several, events that highlight the importance of reducing emissions and adapting to a changing climate.

Running from 18 – 22 September, we are encouraging action to be taken by people and organisations to reduce emissions and adapt to a changing climate. You can register to take part here.

Climate Week 2017 presents a great opportunity for you to engage and inspire colleagues or the public, to find out what people think, get some conversations going and enable further climate friendly actions.

Activities could range from having climate conversations, hosting seminars and educational sessions, to encouraging people to cycle or walk to work. Check out what others have done in the past. Organisations can also team up with Climate Challenge Fund groups which are delivering climate actions including energy efficiency improvements, low carbon travel options, community growing initiatives and schemes to tackle waste.

Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: “Climate Week is an opportunity to get more people talking about climate change and highlights how people can get together and learn from each other to take action – whether it’s reducing food waste, cycling and walking instead of driving, installing energy efficiency measures, or improving our green spaces for biodiversity.

“Scotland is already punching well above our weight when it comes to its climate change ambitions. I would encourage organisations across the country to sign up to Climate Week and help us spread the word that everyone can play a role in tackling climate change.

We've registered to take part, and during Climate Week, our employees will be invited to participate in a climate conversation over lunch, to trial the Stirling Next Bikes, and to donate to a clothes swap event.  We'll be rounding up the week with a One Planet Picnic in collaboration with SEPA and SNH.

 

16 August 2017

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