Scotland’s Climate Week
Scotland’s Climate Week, an annual event that encourages individuals and communities to come together to show support for tackling the climate emergency, begins on 25 September and ends on 1 October.
This year is about taking action in the areas that have the most impact.
For example, emissions from car use and home heating are the biggest contributors to climate change in Scotland from individuals. By choosing more climate-friendly ways to travel and by improving our home heating, we can do good for the planet and it feels good for us too.
The climate crisis is already significantly impacting countries around the world, including Scotland. Together we can work to reduce our emissions to net zero and limit any further damage. By starting just one conversation with your students or colleagues you can create a ripple effect of positive actions that could help make the change needed to reach net zero and save the planet.
Climate change can be a hard thing to talk about, so the Climate Conversation pack outlines the important information you need to get started. It provides the opportunity to get to grips with all things climate change and identify topics and conversation starters to weave into your daily conversations, whether that’s on social media, at work, school or with friends.
Starting these conversations can help empower others and provide a sense of unity and community, but remember, it can be a challenging and emotional subject to bring up. No one should feel blamed, attacked, criticised or judged when talking about climate change. Always be mindful of where people are coming from – economically, societally, and emotionally.
For more details and information on how to take part in Scotland’s Climate Week click here.
Keep Scotland Beautiful Climate Action Week
26 September – 2 October
Timed with the Scottish Government’s Climate Week, Keep Scotland Beautiful Climate Action Week is a series of interactive lessons, inspiring stories and activities about climate change and what we can do about it. Click here to find out more.
There is an all ages assembly plan, secondary resources and interactive lessons aimed at helping upper primary learners understand what climate change is, its impacts, how we are contributing to this situation and how we can contribute to its solution. These lessons are supported with resources and activities that classes can carry out after each lesson.
Climate Week resources
- Learning for Sustainability climate change briefing Climate Change in Scottish Education | Resources
- Keep Scotland Beautiful Climate Action Week
- Royal Metereological Society Support materials for teaching weather and climate
- Climate Conversations – Climate Change | Net Zero Nation
- Net Zero Nation – Climate Week Toolkit
- Take Action | Net Zero Nation
- Community Resources Net Zero Nation
- Skills Development Scotland Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan
- COP 26 Wakelet – resources and activities around climate change
- Climate Ready School Grounds – Early Years, Primary & Secondary