Skye Climate Feis 2021
A Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh Community Climate Festival during the month of August 2021 for Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh.
It is a Fringe Festival to the UN COP26 Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow in November. Based on the themes of the UN Sustainable Development Goals , the idea is to showcase what Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh are doing in response to the challenges of climate change and the need to reduce our carbon emissions.
Everyone in Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh (individuals, groups, schools, communities) has been invited to be a part of this, sharing and celebrating what they are doing.
Convenors and facilitators for the Feis are Sara Taylor and Trish Rogers.
Find out more on the Climate Feis website and the Events calendar.
Festival backgroundThe Festival idea was the result of discussions which took place between September and December 2020 with SCA supporters, individuals and groups in the Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh area of the Highlands of Scotland. The UN Conference, COP26, in Glasgow, is critical in the global strategy to address Climate Change and secure agreement from all nations to tackle the challenges of Climate Change and reduce carbon emissions. The intention of the Festival is to increase awareness of the issues, celebrate climate action and demonstrate some of the solutions.
CLIMATE FÈIS : SKYE, RAASAY AND LOCHALSH has been busy over the last few weeks. We have contacted local community councils and trusts, and sent out initial invitations to schools to take part in an artwork competition (based on the UN Sustainability Goals), the results of which we plan to use to further the Fèis. We are also working on the possible ideas of a Food Festival, Highland-wide online (zoom?) films, talks/provocations and workshops on Climate champions training.
To date, people have signed up to organise a scything event, a church partnership, studio space and put on theatre workshops. Already a few villages are having a makeover – all part of the preparations.
Now we need to firm up ideas into action/ activities/ events/ exhibitions/ displays. If you would like to put on an event or exhibition, give a talk, lead a workshop, help with administration or get involved in any other way
1) Either go to the website: www.climatefeis.org and fill in the form
2) Or contact Trish & Sara (Co-convenors) via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the latest CLIMATE FÈIS newsletter here.
To raise awareness and highlight the importance of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP26) in November, we are planning a climate festival: Climate Fèis: Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh. The festival will take place during August 2021 and activities will be COVID-adapted if necessary.
The Climate Festival will showcase how communities on Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh are responding to the climate emergency such as initiatives in local growing, care for the local environment and local displays, possibly using nearby bus stops and old telephone boxes.
We are making links with Highland Council and Keep Scotland Beautiful to seek their support and are planning to contact schools and community councils and development trusts.
The project office is based in Skye Bridge Studio in Kyle (with thanks to Jonathan Supper). For more information and to contribute your ideas, contact Trish Rogers and Sara Taylor (co-convenors and facilitators) at email@example.com.
- Tuesday 21 September
- 14:00 Shake up the System conference
- Wednesday 22 September
- 19:30 CAT Webinar – Kevin Anderson and Zero Carbon Britain: responses to the climate emergency
- 14:00 Shake up the System conference
- NA Take One Action online Film Festival to 26 September
- Saturday 25 September
- 10:00 North Kessock indoor market re-starts - outdoor market continues
- 14:00 SCCAN Annual Gathering - Edinburgh and online
- Monday 27 September
- NA MOO Food Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge Week 4
- Tuesday 28 September
- 19:30 TBI Admin meeting
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