Tuesday 5 June 2018

World Environment Day - Ideas for action

Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay The theme is to #BeatPlasticPollution and there are lots of ideas online about how to do that, globally and locally.

Check out the United Nations Environment Programme on today's theme - and look closer to home in Scotland through the work of some of the many members of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland.

UNISON is an active member of SCCS, whose AGM is in Glasgow today. We campaign with them and with the Just Transition Partnership for green workplaces, to have public services leading by example on tackling climate change and for a Just Transition to a low carbon economy.

If you're in or able to get to Aberdeen or Dundee this weekend, there are climate workshops and films organised by SCCS and Take One Action. Aberdeen info for 9 June here and info about Dundee on 10 June here. Details of both and similar events in Glasgow, Inverness and Irvine later in June are here.

Please also take a few minutes to support two important E-Actions on the disappointing new Climate Bill and urging the Scottish Government to Bring on the Food Bill.

SCCS is asking supporters to push for a strong Scottish Climate Change Act.

And the Scottish Food Coalition campaign is asking First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to bring on the consultation on the Good Food Nation Bill. We want a food system based on the principles of social and environmental justice.

Any UNISON Scotland members interested in our Green Network can check out our Facebook page and ask to join the mailing list by emailing f.montgomery@unison.co.uk