An online Climate Conscious Communities workshop will be run by Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Cairngorms National Park Authority on Thursday 17th of November 2022 from 6:30pm until 9pm.
The free event is part of the ongoing Heritage Horizons: Cairngorms 2030 programme and aims to help people who live or work in the Cairngorms National Park learn about what the climate emergency means for the area and how they can take action and have their say on what sustainable communities look like.
Catherine Gee, Deputy Chief Executive for Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “We’re delighted to partner with the Cairngorms National Park Authority to offer further workshops in November so that people living or working in the park can learn more about what the climate emergency means for the local area, find out how to take action, and have their say on what sustainable communities look like.
“Climate change can seem like a scary or overwhelming prospect, so these workshops emphasise hope over despair and introduce co-benefits of climate action relevant to individuals, communities and businesses – such as saving money, improved wellbeing and resilience to extreme weather, new regulations and changing customer expectations.”
Two online workshops were run online earlier this month, with two in-person events taking place this week in Ballater and Braemar.
Grant Moir, Chief Executive for the Cairngorms National Park Authority, said: “The Heritage Horizons: Cairngorms 2030 programme is all about putting the power to tackle the climate and nature crises in the hands of our Park communities.
“I’d encourage as many people as possible to attend one of these in-person or online workshops as a great way to get practical information on the climate emergency and discuss what it means for them and their community. Taking part in these workshops will ensure local people are at the heart of decision-making on climate issues and I look forward to hearing about the outcomes.”
Alongside various drop-in and online events a series of consultation surveys are being run as part of the Heritage Horizon: Cairngorms 2030 programme, with the surveys looking at topics including active travel, what the people think of the Cairngorms landscape and the development a network of E-bikes across the park.
To register for the online workshop visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-conscious-communities-workshops-tickets-398885365867
To take part in the surveys visit https://cairngorms2030.commonplace.is/ with information on the Heritage Horizons: Cairngorms 2030 programme available at https://cairngorms.co.uk/working-together/cairngorms-2030/