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Countdown to Education Climate Summit

There are just a few days left until Argyll and Bute Council hosts its first ever Education Climate Summit.

This online event will take place on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October, and will give people the chance to find out some of the innovative ways that schools, businesses and voluntary organisations in the area are tackling climate change.

A wide selection of guest speakers have signed up to deliver presentations on a diverse, interesting range of topics. For example:

  • Discover how Knapdale’s biodiversity is acting as a buffer to climate change;
  • Explore the role that peatlands on Islay play in storing carbon;
  • Delve into Argyll and Bute’s very own rainforest, and;
  • Take a look at what it really means to operate a green tourism business in the area

The sessions are all free and each one lasts approximately one hour.

Council Leader Robin Currie said: “Climate change is happening now and we all have a responsibility to do our bit to try and reverse the devastating impact it is having on our world.

“The Education Climate Summit is a fantastic opportunity for people to see what is being done locally and to discover some of the innovative things that we can all be doing to help make a difference.

“This event is the first of its kind in Argyll and Bute and I truly hope that people make the most of it and sign up. Climate change is very, very real and we need to act now before it is too late.”

The Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, agreed: “Education is at the core of our fight against climate change and our schools are doing tremendous work to teach children and young people about the importance of biodiversity and looking after our environment.

“A number of teachers will be presenting at the seminar to showcase some of the great projects taking place and this is a great opportunity for parents, and the wider public, to get involved.

“It will enable our communities to unite and highlight the challenges we are facing and what we can all do to help overcome them. There are some extremely interesting topics and I’d urge everyone to take a look at the programme. This is our chance to make a difference.”

To view the programme of events, and book your place, visit: https://bit.ly/Educationclimatesummit2021

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