Western Isles Libraries is one of the partners in the Outer Hebrides Climate Beacon, along with An Lanntair, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Ceolas, Community Energy Scotland, NatureScot, TSI Western Isles, Adaptation Scotland and others. We have come together in a new partnership to inspire public engagement and positive action in the Outer Hebrides in the run up to and beyond the COP26 (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Glasgow this November.
The partnership is one of seven hubs across Scotland known as Climate Beacons (Opens in a new window or downloads a file), funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Change and Culture Divisions, Creative Scotland, and Museums Galleries Scotland. Six other Beacons are taking form in Argyll, Caithness & East Sutherland, Fife, Inverclyde, Midlothian, and Tayside.
As part of the Climate Beacon, libraries are planning a range of activities to help people find out more about climate change, talk about it, share their feelings and help to make a difference.
We are running an exciting design competition in partnership with Architecture and Design Scotland. For P4 to P7 and S1 to S4 pupils.
As a library service, we aim to make a few pledges on how we will change to help combat climate change, and we want you share your pledges with us as well. Together we can make our carbon footprints smaller and have fun getting involved at the same time.
Climate Beacon Activities
We are still in the planning stages, but we are aiming to have a few events and activities to encourage us to think about climate change, talk about it, come up with ideas and share them. These will involve author talks, some walks, STEAM sessions, LEGO challenges and more. Watch this space!
We are working with lots of other local organisations who have some fantastic ideas and projects happening.
Please do get in touch if you would like to be involved.
Telephone: 01851 822744
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