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NH&I Climate Action Hub - who are they and how to find out more

by Bethany Lawrie - 15:09 on 24 January 2022

The North Highlands & Islands Climate Hub is currently in a six-month pilot phase of mapping community led climate action taking place in the Highlands & Islands. We are funded for three years by the Scottish Government, and our main purpose is to embed community-led climate action throughout the region. We will support, advise, and signpost community groups to the relevant agencies and networks and help with the design and delivery of projects.

Community climate action can come in many different forms such as community food growing, repair and re-use projects, sustainable energy for community buildings, active travel initiatives, and waste minimisation projects. The hub is also keen to demonstrate how climate action projects can have wider community benefits such as reducing isolation, tackling food inequality, and supporting more connected and equitable communities.

The Hub will be holding their first online event on the 3rd of February 2-3pm and 7-8pm. At this event you can hear from the development officers about their aims to support community led climate action, their funding and all that they can assist community groups or organisations looking to take up a climate action project or support existing projects. You can register at their event for free.

The information event will include some speakers from organisations that have carried out climate action projects, and a live Q&A session.

Whilst called the North Highlands & Islands Climate Hub, we are geographically loose within our first six months and welcome groups, organisations, and attendees from all over the Highlands & Northern Isles.

You can register for the information event on Eventbrite.

If you would like to contact the Hub team you can reach them on enquiries@nhclimatehub.co.uk or alternatively visit the website.

Our thanks to Bethany Lawrie, Development Officer for North Highlands & Islands, for this month's blog post.

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