Travel category winner and shortlisted nominees
We are delighted to share details of the winner and projects shortlisted in the CCF Awards Travel Category.
We congratulate the CCF Awards Travel Category Winner - Big Wheels Keep on Turning, Tweeddale Youth Action, Scottish Borders
Big Wheels Keep on Turning helped to increase understanding of climate change amongst young people in a fun way and raised awareness of the need to reduce carbon emissions. Project activities included ‘Bike Punks’ which worked with young people to help them repair and maintain bikes to reduce dependence on lifts from parents and reduce bikes sent to landfill. Further initiatives included ‘Food Punks’ and ‘Craft Punks’ that worked to reduce carbon emissions associated with food and textile waste.
CCF Awards Panel summary of winner: Big Wheels Keep on Turning stood out as a project that had clearly evolved in response to and with the full participation of the target community. This ethos, plus a strong peer-peer element, meant the project engaged with a hard to reach group on low carbon behaviours and raised awareness of climate change in a way that promises a long-lasting legacy.We were pleased to catch up with Katie Hibbert and Dave Hodson of Tweedale Youth Action just after the presentation of the award.
We commend the shortlisted nominees
Green Futures Project, SCOREscotland (Strengthening Communities for Race Equality Scotland), City of Edinburgh
The Green Futures Project helped to raise awareness of climate change amongst members of black and minority ethnic communities in West Edinburgh and provided assistance to reduce carbon emissions. Project activities included support to reduce car use with initiatives including cycle lessons, bike maintenance training and promotion of local walking routes. Additional initiatives offered advice to help improve home energy efficiency and grow more food locally.
CATCA Creates Climate Challenge Champions, Communities Along the Carron Association, Falkirk
This project engaged young people in active travel, food growing, outdoor skills training and waste reduction programmes. Activities delivered in schools included cycle skills training and led rides, food growing and waste reduction sessions, with an aim of creating climate change ambassadors for the future. A key outcome was the
development of ‘Cycling Without Age’, which used a Danish model to address social isolation in older people. This intergenerational approach offered older people the chance to travel by sustainable transport which used the pedalpower of a younger chauffeur.
You can see slides giving an overview of all projects nominated in this category here.