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Highland events during Climate Week

12th September 2017

Climate Week 2017 takes place from 18-22 September and is a national campaign to raise awareness of, and inspire action on, climate change. Climate change is recognised as one of the key priorities in The Highland Council Programme 2017-2022.

In support of climate week why not think about reducing your own carbon emissions? Emissions can be lowered by becoming energy efficient and by switching to low-carbon fuels. Any step you take, and encourage others to take, will make an important difference.

Make Climate Week the start of your carbon reduction journey!

There are a number of events happening around the Highlands in support climate week that people could join in.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Guided walk 2.5hrs approx: Faraid head and Balnakeil beach by Durness, leisurely walk along a very beautiful beach, returning through the amazing dunes, fine views, seabirds, flowers and some old bones! Enjoy the north coast climate, fresh air and sunshine [maybe]. Meet at Balnakeil beach car park at 10:30am. Map ref NC 392686. Adults £4.50 concessions £3.50.
11.00-12.00 Livestream SNS event - "Scotland's Climate Change Policy"
http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/sustainability-climate-change/sustainable-scotland-network/climate-week-2017/live-streams/ Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government will be broadcasting live from Victoria Quay in Edinburgh. Chaired by Kirsty Lewin.

A free Bingo night will take place in Rogart Village Hall on 19 September, with eco prizes to be won. Organised by East Sutherland Energy Advice Service, a Scottish Government Funded Climate Challenge project. For more information and tickets please call Sarah Forrest or Cat Wright on 01863 760 050 or email sarah@kyleofsutherlandevelopmentrust.co.uk
Wednesday 20 September

11.00-12.30 Livestream SNS event - "Climate Change Communication and Behaviour Change"
http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/sustainability-climate-change/sustainable-scotland-network/climate-week-2017/live-streams/

Dr Catherine Happer, University of Glasgow and Andrew Darnton, architect of ISM (Individual, Social, Material) Framework approach to understanding and encouraging sustainable behaviours, will be broadcasting live from Keep Scotland Beautiful in Stirling. Chaired by Clive Mitchell of SNH.

Thursday 21 September 2017

"The Age of Stupid" film will be screened at Timespan, Helmsdale, at 14:30. Beginning in 2055, when London is under water, Vegas under sand, Sydney on fire and the Taj Mahal in ruins, it features Pete Postlethwaite as The Archivist, a sad-eyed man, the last one left on earth, who lives in a tower off Norway using touch-screen technology to find out why it was that people did nothing to stop the eco-catastrophe that was staring them in the face.
Organised by East Sutherland Energy Advice Service, a Scottish Government Funded Climate Challenge project. For more information and tickets please call Sarah Forrest or Cat Wright on 01863 760 050 or email sarah@kyleofsutherlandevelopmentrust.co.uk

Friday 22 September 2017

The Highland Council's Climate Change Officer, Keith Masson, will hosting a workshop on climate change at The Links, Golspie, between 12:30-15:00. Keith will be talking about Scotland and climate change, why we behave the way we do and how we can change. Lunch will be provided.

Organised by East Sutherland Energy Advice Service, a Scottish Government Funded Climate Challenge project. For more information and tickets please call Sarah Forrest or Cat Wright on 01863 760 050 or email sarah@kyleofsutherlandevelopmentrust.co.uk

Further information about climate week can be found online at http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/sustainability-climate-change/sustainable-scotland-network/climate-week-2017/ or by emailing carbonclever@highland.gov.uk

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