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 Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow. Based on the themes of the UN Sustainable Development Goals https://sdgs.un.org/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.
The 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.
Responding to the challenges of Climate Change is proving to be a positive experience, working with nature to create a healthier, more sustainable environment. People from areas like Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh have a long history of surviving sustainably with a simple, hardworking lifestyle. Modern developments, although offering many advantages, have not always been sympathetic to this way of life. However, combining both the traditions of this area and the best of the developing technologies may prove to be the most effective way of living with Climate Change in the future.
Convenors and facilitators
Sara comes from a background of theatre, production management and education.
Trish Rogers has a background in community development and facilitation.