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How to run a successful event this Climate Week

6 September 2018

Climate Week is a national initiative designed to raise awareness and inspire action on climate change. There are lots of great ways to get involved and host an event, check out our ideas and tips for running a successful Climate Week event.

Wondering where to start?

Organisations can host staff-focused activities and workshops or events open to a wider audience. Perhaps your organisation is doing something that is relevant to a particular community group or to the general public. Or maybe you've good practice and examples that could be shared with a particular internal team, for example HR or procurement. Sharing your efforts and hard work on sustainability and climate change is a great way to inspire others and celebrate your own organisation's climate positive actions. Here are a few ideas to help get you started!

Climate Conversations

The Climate Conversations 'How to guideoffers a step-by-step approach to facilitate a conversation about climate change with a small group of people. Conversation activities include discussion points about ten different 'low carbon scenarios’ to prompt thinking and conversation about what life in a low carbon Scotland in 2030 might look like. Encourage participants to discuss and consider ideas and concerns in the context of a changing climate, and reflecting potential actions to tackle climate change.

Saving the world isn't just for the movies

Lights, camera and climate action. This autumn, Greener Scotland are running their ‘Saving the world isn't just for the movies’ campaign with a series of related behaviours to share with staff that focus on positive climate action that people can easily implement in daily life.

Greener Scotland are inviting employers across Scotland to become Super Heroes for Climate Week and encourage employees to walk to work to raise awareness around the benefits of‘leaving the car, if it’s not far’. Download the toolkit or get in touch to find out more.

The toolkit and campaign can be used by organisations to:

Love Food Hate Waste

Help your staff save food and money with a Love Food Hate Waste workshop. The popular Love Food Hate Waste workshop can help your staff save around £460 a year, as well as adopt a greener, healthier lifestyle.

Be inspired

Organisations have run fantastic Climate Week events in past years. These include guided bike tours, bike surgeries, film screenings, and presentations from world experts in climate change. Public sector organisations, businesses, charities, schools and community groups have hosted activities.

Last year 129 organisations across Scotland got involved, including Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government, 2050 Climate Group, Fife Council, West Dunbartonshire Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, University of Dundee, Scottish Power, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, William Tracy Limited, Lothian Buses, NHS National Services Scotland, Clackmannanshire Council, Climate Ready Clyde to name just a few.

Remember to share your plans and activities using #ScotClimateWeek!

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