Edinburgh Climate Festival on 18 March

Event organised by local community groups takes place this weekend
Community-led organisations from across Edinburgh and surrounding areas invite the public to join them this Saturday,  18th March from 1pm – 6pm in Southside Community Centre for the second Climate Festival. 

The Climate Festival will feature free local food and a range of stalls, demonstrations and entertainment, including a fashion show of upcycled clothing. There will also be the chance to attend fun eco-workshops where you can learn a variety of skills, including how to reuse and upcycle everyday items and repair a bike.

The event is a showcase and celebration of the work of communities in the Edinburgh area to tackle climate change, including the work of many projects funded through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

The Climate Challenge Fund is a Scottish Government grant programme, managed and administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, which provides funding and support for community groups that are tackling climate change through local community-led projects.

Jean-Matthieu Gaunand, Communities for Conservation ELREC Project Co-ordinator, one of the event organisers said:

“This will be a fabulous opportunity for people to learn more about climate change and to celebrate what has been achieved so far by communities in Edinburgh.

“Community-led organisations from across Edinburgh will be coming together to share their learning with the public, and the message that community action on climate change is about changing things for the better.”

David Gunn, Climate Challenge Fund Manager at Keep Scotland Beautiful commented:

“I urge people to attend the Edinburgh Climate Festival and learn how practical and enjoyable lifestyle changes can help tackle climate change, as well as benefitting health and saving money.

“Through our management of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, we have been delighted to support community-led organisations from across Edinburgh to implement their climate action projects and join together through an Edinburgh and the Lothians Regional Climate Network. It is fantastic to see so many of these organisations come together and share their knowledge through the Edinburgh Climate Festival.

“We look forward to empowering many more communities in and around Edinburgh to take action on climate change and see it as part of our work to make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.”

Find out more and book your free space online.

14 March 2017

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