Climate Fringe Festival launches: Scotland’s call for action on climate change
The Climate Fringe Festival, a diverse community-led series of events to build support for climate action, is taking place across Scotland this September.
The festival aims to bring communities together, generate conversation about Climate Justice, and raise awareness of the need to move towards a green, fair, zero-carbon society.
A variety of groups across Scotland will take part in the Climate Fringe Festival. Over 50 events have already signed up, with more added each week. The full calendar can be found on the Climate Fringe website.
- The Highland Good food Partnership: Local and Sustainable Food Systems Workshops – The Shieling. Project Dunmaglass Struy, Beauly – September 24
“The workshops will focus on our food system and the impact it has on our climate, with demonstrations on lowering food waste, fermentation, community funding support and creating sustainable farming. We will discuss how the partnership can support individuals and organisations to create a local food system that is better for the planet, better for people and better for producers,” says Josie Fraser, HGFP.
- Magic Us! Aberdeen: Share and Repair Workshop – location TBC – September 10
“We’re really excited to be running our first Share and Repair community repair shop and skills share. Our event will see local craftspeople and businesses in Aberdeen offering their help to repair items that have seen better days, as well as sharing these skills with our group gathering local autistic teens and their parents, carers and friends. We believe in the ‘right to repair’ and strive to mobilise our local community into a movement of ‘sharing and repairing’”
- Queers for Climate Justice Gathering – Glasgow Autonomous Space – September 17
“Through a series of workshops and a communal meal – we will bring together queer-identifying people in Glasgow who want to find out how they can take action on climate in their communities. Providing free accessible space to marginalised groups and those who need it, including lgbtqai+ people as well as refugees and migrants.” Tami Pein, Queer Climate Arts Glasgow
Nick Cullen, Climate Fringe Coordinator at Stop Climate Chaos Scotland says, “Now more than ever, it’s so important that local communities are coming together to take action on climate change: with record-breaking temperatures and the cost of living scandal, community resilience can help build towards a just and green world. We are really excited about the Climate Fringe Festival, showcasing the amazing communities and climate projects across Scotland. Together we can put pressure on decision-makers to deliver real change almost a year on from COP26 in Glasgow.”
The Climate Fringe Festival is being coordinated by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, a diverse coalition of over 60 non-profit organisations, with many further organisations supporting the festival itself.
Groups who are interested in getting involved are encouraged to visit the Climate Fringe website to download a toolkit, upload their event to our calendar, and check out the range of events already planned.