Keep Scotland Beautiful, the charity for Scotland’s environment, invites community groups to sign Scotland’s Climate Change Pledge for Communities and express their support and commitment for local action on climate change.
A host of community groups across Scotland have taken the Pledge including Selkirk Parish Church which were the first group to sign in the Scottish Borders.
A spokesperson for the group said:
“The solar panels and energy efficient hall are just the beginning. The real impact will be from changes in our own lifestyle.”
Scottish Communities CAN member Students’ Association University of the West of Scotland (SAUWS) were the first community group in Renfrewshire to sign the Pledge.
Jack Douglas, SAUWS President 2014-15 said:
“At SAUWS we are incredibly happy to sign this pledge and are committed to its aim. We believe that our society’s future depends on a healthy and productive environment and this is why cutting carbon emissions should be one of the many things we do to contribute towards this. We hope that many other groups in Renfrewshire follow us in committing to this pledge and encourage them to do so.”
Keep Scotland Beautiful has developed an online Pledge signup, plus workshop resources to help community groups learn more about climate change.
Derek Robertson, Chief Executive at Keep Scotland Beautiful said:
“Keep Scotland Beautiful is proud to facilitate community action on climate change through our management and development of Scotland’s Climate Change Pledge for Communities on behalf of the Scottish Government. We look forward to supporting many more community groups make positive connections to take action on climate change and see it as part of our work to make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.”
Community groups taking the Pledge will be posted a personalised A3 certificate by Keep Scotland Beautiful.
Take the Pledge online http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/takethepledge