Energy Advice Legacy

Sutherland Pupils contribute to discussions on climate change

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During the past year, as part of our Energy Advice Service’s Education programme, the team worked with a number of schools across Sutherland to raise awareness of climate change. One of the outcomes of the project was that the schools: Kinlochbervie High, Bonar Primary, Rosehall Primary, Dornoch Primary and Dornoch Academy all completed postcards to create a vision of what Sutherland might look like in 2050.

At the end of the project in March 2019 the Energy Advice team submitted the postcards  to Mairi Gougeon MSP (For Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment) to collate the pupils’ responses as a collective voice to take to the Scottish Government as a contribution to the Climate Change Bill.

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust has just received a letter from Mairi Gougeon MSP  thanking the pupils of Sutherland for their postcards contributing to the discussions on climate change. She said, ” I’m really pleased to see so many young people showing that they care passionately about protecting the planet and the local environment in Sutherland.  I was interested in the many ideas and opinions the pupils have on how climate change may impact Sutherland and what can be done to help… Young people will play a vital role as Scotland becomes a cleaner, greener and healthier country and I would like to thank the pupils in Sutherland for sharing their ideas and opinions.  The Scottish Government is listening and is working hard to make Scotland one of the most climate friendly countries in the world.”

Click on the link below to read the letter:

MSP Ms Gougeon letter 20 May 2019