About 6 months ago I started volunteering for a local community organisation dedicated to inspiring real action on climate change. The organisation is called Aberdeen Climate Action and my first task has been to build them a website which promotes sustainable living. It’s still a work in progress but it’s looking good so far. Feedback is welcome!
What I really love about this organisation is that rather than focussing on doom and gloom and the dissemination of information – which, let’s face it, is readily available everywhere you look – we try to inspire real action by sharing empowering stories like the creation of Aberdeen’s community energy scheme. Aberdeen may be an oil city now but it hasn’t always been this way. People have lived in this area since the Stone Age; before oil there was a thriving fishing industry and before that, something else. Even if oil wasn’t plagued with the problems of climate change, pollution, and the issue of it being a finite resource, time will bring change. It always does.
Aberdeen Climate Action is running a monthly climate café at Waterstones bookstore on Union Bridge. The next one is on December 5th at 7pm and the topic is Fast Forward to the Future: New Energy Sources and Post Oil. Please come along!