This is a big year for tackling climate change in Scotland as the Scottish Government prepares to introduce a new Climate Bill. In 2017, over 19,000 members of the public supported our calls for an ambitious Bill with the policies for Scotland to do its share in limiting climate change.
Join Stop Climate Chaos Scotland for a Campaign Workshop to share knowledge and plan action on the Bill. We need to ensure the Government commits to a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest, and a roadmap to reach that. So it’s time to start campaigning!
These interactive workshops will give you more information on Scotland’s new Climate Change Act and how you can get involved in the campaign for climate justice.
We are encouraging people from all across Scotland who care about climate change to come along to meet other activists passionate about climate change, engage with the new climate Bill and to get involved in the campaign.
Aberdeen – Saturday 9th June
Dundee – Sunday 10th June
Glasgow – Saturday 16th June
Inverness – Sunday 17th June
Dumfries – Saturday 23rd June
Irvine – Saturday 23rd June
Stirling – Sunday 24th June
To book your place visit the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland web site:
Over the next few months, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland will be out across Scotland with their members putting on Climate Action Workshops which you can get involved in! These free to attend workshops are an exciting opportunity to meet others interested in climate change, get to know more about this years Climate Bill and to find out how you can get involved in campaigning.
SCCS are also delighted to be working in partnership with Take One Action at some of these workshops to bring you a screening of Not Without Us, a film following frontline activists in the fight against climate change. Check the event page of the workshop near you to find out if there will be a screening and how to get tickets.
More workshop dates and locations will be added over the next few weeks so keep checking the website for our up to date list. You can register for tickets at the confirmed dates so far by following the links below:
These workshops will provide information about the Stop Climate Chaos CLimate Bill campaign and equip you with the knowledge and skills to take action. We hope attendees will feel inspired to take the message that we need a strong climate act onto their streets, communities and to their representatives.
In partnership with Take One Action, the workshops in Edinburgh (3rd June), Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Inverness, Dumfries & Stirling will be followed by a screening of Not Without Us – following frontline activists in the fight against climate change for a subsidised cost of just £4!
From the congregation of Dunblane Cathedral:
Here in Dunblane we are preparing, with the Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Scouts, Girls Brigade and Boys Brigade, to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday 24th March from 8 -9.30 pm. Earth Hour is a global celebration, started by WWF, taking place annually where hundreds of millions of people across the world switch off their lights, organise events and think about ways they can take action to protect our planet.
This year in Dunblane we will be joining this global movement by switching off the lights in Dunblane Cathedral and halls, taking part in some fun activities including a “Torchlight treasure hunt” in Dunblane Cathedral and thinking about action we can take to protect our planet. This year we plan to focus on “Our use of plastic and 10 ways we can reduce it”. This will involve a presentation, viewing tables of the plastic we regularly use and the alternatives. There will then be the opportunity to “make a promise for the planet” in reducing your personal use of plastic.
Small changes make a world of a difference
In addition to recently awarding our first Gold award to Carlops Parish Church we have recently awarded three other Church of Scotland Congregations:
Stonehaven Parish Church – their 2nd Eco-Congregation award and the last presented under our old award system.
St Andrew’s Church, Arbroath – Bronze award
Callander Kirk – Silver award
This shows a huge level of commitment by those congregations to environmental issues and we congratulate them all on this significant achievement.
If your congregation is interested in applying for an award please click here.