Climate Week Scotland

Climate Week Scotland is from 1st to 5th October

Climate Week is a national initiative designed to raise awareness and inspire action on climate change. There are lots of great ways to get involved and either host or attend an event. Organisations have run fantastic Climate Week events in past years. These include guided bike tours, bike surgeries, film screenings, and presentations from world experts in climate change. Public sector organisations, businesses, charities, schools and community groups have hosted activities.

Arran’s Eco Savvy is holding a Climate Week Surgery at the Eco Savvy office in the Ormidale Pavillion, Brodick, from 11am til 4pm. They plan to show a short documentary, demonstrate solar energy, display insulation materials, energy monitors and give advice on renewables such as heat pumps, mini hydro, solar thermal tubes and photovoltaic panels. There will also be a short presentation on electric vehicles followed by a Q&A session. Free tea,coffee and biscuits provided.

This year Greener Scotland is encouraging people to make small changes to their own daily routines as well, perhaps walking or cycling to work and leave the car at home for short journeys. Another activity they suggest is holding a Climate Conversation. Greener Scotland have a guide on how organisations (and anyone) can hold Climate Conversations.

They say, “There is no need for specialist knowledge about climate change or facilitation experience, just a desire to have a constructive conversation. The script and materials have been designed to guide you through the conversation. We have included activities to get people thinking about what climate change means to them and to help guide them on to a deeper conversation about options for responding to climate change. There is also an opportunity for final thoughts about possible next steps”.

The guide can be accessed through the Sustainable Scotland Network website.

There are loads of activities being organised across Scotland, so if you are not in Arran and cannot make it to Eco Savvy, then check out the Sustainable Scotland Network for events.