All plenary sessions that took place in the Auditorium were webcast live.
The morning plenary sessions provided opportunities to celebrate a decade of CCF achievements and identify challenges and hopes for the future.
9.45 Celebrating Success (Presented by representatives from Bike for Good and Creative Carbon Scotland).
Bike for Good were the recipient of the 1,000th CCF Grant award for their VeloCommunities project.
This session introduced how Creative Carbon Scotland are working with Bike for Good to document the VeloCommunities project and contribute to its activities that aim to widen access to cycling and help Glasgow to become a more sustainable city.
The session included the showing of a film trailer, with a facilitated discussion following. Questions from the floor were encouraged.
10.15 A Decade of CCF Film and Panel Discussion
This session commenced with the premiere of a short film in which a variety of CCF Community representatives voiced their thoughts on the past decade of the CCF. The film was used as the starting point for a panel discussion which brought together members of the CCF Community to discuss their highlights of the CCF, in addition to identifying challenges and hopes for the future. Questions from the floor were encouraged.
Panel members: Zarina Ahmad (CEMVO Scotland), Faith Pashley (Home Energy Scotland), James Anthony (CCF Grant Recipient Working Group), Maree Hay (Northmavine Community Development Company), Philip Revell (Scottish Communities Climate Action Network) and David Gunn (Zero Waste Scotland).
The afternoon plenary session celebrated and recognised the contribution of young people and youth engagement in CCF projects.
15.00 Climate Snapshots
The Climate Snapshots have become a regular feature of the CCF Gathering. We give CCF Grant Recipients six minutes and six PowerPoint Slides to tell us about their projects.
This year the snapshot presentations demonstrated a variety of focuses on youth engagement from CCF Grant Recipients. A Panel discussion followed, with questions welcomed from the floor.
Our Environment, Beechbrae SCIO (Ally Graham)
The Our Environment project is helping Armadale Academy and Whitdale Primary School to reduce the amount of food waste and items sent to landfill. The project also aims to create additional food growing space and help people to increase understanding of how their activities impact on climate change.
Go Green Low Carbon Travel Project, Edinburgh College Students' Association, (Alex Luetchford)
Edinburgh College Students' Association Go Green Low Carbon Travel Project is helping students to travel to college more sustainably. Project activities include travel planning support, promotion of lift sharing and use of an eco-driving simulator with events at the start of term to gather interest. The project also aims to run a series of engagement events to increase awareness of climate change and highlight opportunities for students to reduce their impact.
ReMode, ReMode Renfrewshire (Gillian Steel)
Young people are central to the ReMode project, which is reducing textile waste through saving unwanted items from landfill and offering a programme of hands-on workshops, learning opportunities, swishes and other clothes sharing events. The project is also helping people to learn more about the link between textiles, carbon emissions and climate change. The £96,146 CCF grant awarded includes maximum funding of £31,155 from the European Regional Development Fund.
Revolve Recycle, Lightburn Elderly Association Project (Wendy Russell)
This intergenerational project in Cambuslang and Rutherglen has seen the older generation sharing skills to help the community repair, upcycle or swap clothes to reduce the amount of textiles landfilled. The project has worked to make swapping, sharing and upcycling a natural part of high streets in South Lanarkshire through initiatives such as swap shop boutiques, repair and upcycling workshops and an education programme for young people.
Blackhill's Growing, Cycling and Cooking, St Paul's Youth Forum (Melanie Hall)
Regular workshops and support are available over three project strands (Blackhill on Bikes, Blackhill’s Growing and Blackhill’s Cooking) and are helping young people to travel more sustainably, grow and consume more local food and tackle food waste. A common thread to all the activities is increasing understanding of climate change and its impacts by making it relevant to everyday lives.