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Lots going on in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Zoom for Climate Week North East


By Kirsty Brown

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Climate Week North East got underway yesterday with scavenger hunts, wellbeing sessions and educational workshops.

Running from March 12-21, the week is packed full of inspiring events designed to raise awareness of climate change and show how we can all make a difference.

Many of this year's events, of which there are around 70, are virtual however there are also some which have been designed for people to take part in safely at a time which suits them during the week.

Events have been designed to get all ages involved and cover a variety of interests and topics, from foraging to energy saving to community woodlands.

Activities on offer as part of Climate Week North East include:

March 13

  • Foraging walk around Inverurie Town Centre (Grampian Opportunities)
  • Just and green recovery for Scotland (online)
  • How to plan community green space and lessons learned (Zoom)

March 14

  • Smartphone filmmaking
  • Mini-rewilding and encouraging urban nature (online)
  • Your pathway to effective MP engagement on climate change (Aberdeen)

March 15

  • Energy saving workshop (Zoom)
  • What if...our different future for St Fittrick's Park (online)
  • Fracking for plastic (online)

March 16

  • Storytelling for change
  • Saving water workshop (Zoom)
  • The work and vision behind our forests (Zoom)
  • Environmental management at Banchory Golf Course

March 17

  • The benefits of insulation (Zoom)
  • Dee Valley data science (online)
  • What if...? with Newburgh Climate Action Group (Zoom)
  • The future of hydrogen in Aberdeen (online)
  • Restoring Scotland's peatland

March 18

  • Kelp and climate change with Macduff Marine Aquarium
  • Sustainable transport workshop (Zoom)
  • CFINE tool library information stall (Earth And Worms Community Garden)
  • What if...? with Newburgh Climate Action Group (Zoom)
  • North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership wildlife gardening talk (Zoom)
  • Climate change perspectives (online)

March 19

  • Renewables at home and in the community (Zoom)
  • Smartphone filmmaking
  • Climate Ready Aberdeenshire talk (online)

March 20

  • The climate benefits of trees and planning a community woodland (Zoom)
  • Tree planting (Udny)
  • Cycling lessons (Duthie Park)
  • Rewilding Deeside (online)

March 21

  • What does a just transition for the north-east look like? (online)
  • The Cloud Forest: film screening and discussion (online)
  • Balmedie beach clean (at Sand Bothy)

For the full list of events and information on how to get involved you can visit: climateweeknortheast.org.


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