Climate Fringe Festival launches

In the run up to COP26, during September, a Climate Fringe Festival became the focus for hundreds of climate based events which were being organised across Scotland. Mirroring Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe, an amazingly eclectic mix of events, performances and climate actions were promoted through the Climate Fringe website. The Climate Fringe Festival is happening again …

Climate Change Message in a Bottle

Climate Change Message in a Bottle is a project based at Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) which has been encouraging young islanders across Scotland to think creatively about their carbon neutral island futures. Through the project, primary and secondary school pupils across the islands have been producing artwork and stories to represent …

Who will make the change?

By Sally Campbell. Featured image credit: Greenpeace. “We know first hand, the power of the people when we organise. None of us, nor can our children, nor can our grandchildren, escape the effects of the climate catastrophe. Let us join together with all who are affected deeply and move the dial towards peace.” Roshi Joan …

Earth Hour 2022

Switch off your lights for Earth Hour – 26th March 8.30pm, local time Every year, at 8:30 pm on the last Saturday of March, millions of people across the world show their support for our planet, raising awareness of nature loss and climate change – the two biggest threats facing our one home. Started by …

1000 Better Stories podcast

News on the latest podcast from the SCCAN Storytellers Collective: The Storytellers Collective is an emerging group of Scotland-based storytellers who are using their creativity to amplify stories of community-led climate action. We have the ambition to engage wider audiences in conversations around their concrete visions for a beautiful, irresistible change that can inspire our …

Climate Change Message in a Bottle

Climate Change Message in a Bottle is bringing young islanders closer to environmental decision making in Scotland and across the world. By Pauline Robinson, first published 17th December on the Arran Eco Savvy website  Message in a bottle Founded by Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG), in partnership with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & …

Fairtrade, Climate Change and Climate Justice

By Sally Campbell The Fairtrade Foundation was established in 1992, almost 30 years ago, by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Traidcraft, Global Justice Now, and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. Member organisations now also include Banana Link, All We Can, National Campaigner Committee, Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, People & Planet, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, Shared Interest …

Storytelling brings dangers of climate change to life

How students can use storytelling to bring the dangers of climate change to life First published in The Conversation August 27, 2021 By Katie Parsons, Research Assistant and PhD Researcher in Energy and Environment, University of Hull; Florence Halstead, Social Researcher, University of Hull, and Lisa Jones Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Hull With …

A one-stop shop for greener homes

By Nicky Saunter published on 3rd December 2021 on the Rapid Transition Alliance website  It is about time the UK government got to grips with retrofitting existing housing to scale up home energy efficiency across the country. One way to do this would be to establish a one-stop shop on every high street; offering trusted …

Arran Climate Solidarity with COP26

Despite the downpour, there was a good turnout at the Arran climate action on Saturday 6th November in Brodick. Many people, of all ages, came along to express their support for the protests in Glasgow, and to call on leaders to commit to the meaningful action that is needed to avoid the worst of climate …