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Forth Valley Communities for Conservation Launch Event

Free event at Falkirk Trinity Church on 20 May offers chance to learn more about home energy efficiency, sustainable travel and climate change.

Members of the local community are being offered the opportunity to become more aware about climate change and learn more about the links between energy efficiency and climate change at a free event in Falkirk Trinity Church. 

The Forth Valley Communities for Conservation (FVC4C) Launch Event will include food, games, arts and crafts, quizzes and information stalls for all the family and the chance to sign up for free Home Energy Efficiency Visits and Eco Driving Sessions. The event takes place on Saturday 20th May 2017 between 12pm and 3pm at Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, Falkirk, FK1 1JN.

The Launch Event has been organised by CSREC (Central Scotland Equality Council) as part of their Forth Valley Communities for Conservation project which was awarded a grant of £111,166 from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

The Forth Valley Communities for Conservation project will offer free support to minority ethnic communities living in the Central Scotland area to help people save energy in the home and when travelling as well as supplying information on the environment and climate change.

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) is a Scottish Government grant programme, managed and administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful. The CCF provides funding and support for community groups to help tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. 622 communities across Scotland have benefitted from CCF grants totalling £85.8 million.

 Aneel Bhopal, Forth Valley Communities for Conservation Project Coordinator said:

“Our Launch Event promises to be a great day out for all the family with free food, games, arts and crafts, quizzes and information stalls on offer.

“We hope that the local community will enjoy learning how being more energy efficient in the household and travelling more sustainably can help tackle climate change as well as benefitting your heath and saving you money”.

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

“I encourage the local community to attend this exciting event and learn more about how the Forth Valley Communities for Conservation project can help them save energy in the home and travel more sustainably.

“We look forward to empowering many more communities to take action on climate change through our management of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund and see it as part of our work to make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.”

The event takes place on Saturday 20th May 2017 between 12pm and 3pm at Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, Falkirk, FK1 1JN.

Further details can be found on the FVC4C website

 

17 May 2017

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