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Climate friendly Argyll and Bute

I recently had the chance to do Carbon Literacy training, as part of the council’s work to develop climate-friendly ways of working.

As a council we support people with their day-to-day lives, we also have an important role to play in looking after Argyll and Bute’s longer term future.

Council services are increasingly involved in taking action of different kinds for a sustainable future, for example from fleet or recycling, to how we heat our buildings. And with organisations’ climate credentials increasingly important in attracting good recruits, we are developing our approach to promoting vacancies, as part of work to address recruitment challenges.

Various council services are already taking action of different kinds, and together we are making progress – you can read more about that on the website.

The training was really interesting, and in my podcast this week Jamie Joyce, Project Officer with the social enterprise ACT (Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust), explains more about what carbon literacy means.

If you are interested in carbon literacy training for yourself, please visit the ACT website or feel free to contact Jamie directly via

Day-to-day living continues to be difficult just now for many. As always, council services are there helping people in different ways to deal with different issues. You can find details on the website about support and advice available and if you know anyone who might benefit from help, it would be great if you could pass on this information.

Remember too to keep up-to-date with what the employee benefit scheme is offering so you don’t miss out on offers that could be of use to you.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.


Pippa Milne

Chief Executive