Communicating climate change in Kirkcaldy
Greener Kirkcaldy recently held an event in partnership with the Fife Climate Change Action Network to help community groups from across Fife to learn more about how to communicate climate change. The event took place on 10 November and was organised as part of the 'Climate Change and our Lives' project which is run by Greener Kirkcaldy, though funding from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).
Attendees agreed that most people don’t engage immediately with the topic of climate change, whether it’s because they don’t understand it, don’t think climate change has anything to do with them, is the responsibility of industries, or even deny it.
This event offered more than 30 attendees different ways of explaining the issues around climate change and how to inspire people to look at their carbon footprints. In addition, the event provided a useful opportunity to meet other groups working in Fife, build connections, learn from each other’s experiences and share resources.
Speakers and contributors that shared experience and resources included Fife College, Fife Council, Fife Communities Climate Action Network, Greener Kirkcaldy, the Scottish Parliament Outreach Service and local community groups. Attendees also had a chance to practice using the Scottish Government’s materials for ‘Climate Conversations’ and explore how they could be used by communities across Fife.
You can read more about the event in the blog on the Greener Kirkcaldy website.
Through our management of the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government, Keep Scotland Beautiful is pleased to provide a variety of opportunities to help you learn more about climate change, engage in discussions with your community and take local action. Formal training opportunities include the chance to take part in Scotland's first accredited carbon literacy training. The training helps attendees make the link between their own lives and climate change, alongside outlining the practical steps to help tackle it.
27 November 2017