ACT Now is our brand new climate change awareness project that will offer free support to Mid-Argyll communities to help them adopt strategies to tackle climate change by reducing their impact on the environment.

ACT Now in the community

Through a series of (initially online) workshops and activities we will support people to adopt new practices around food, travel and waste as well as supplying information on climate change and creating a lower carbon community. Do you know how big your environmental footprint is? Find out using this WWF questionnaire.

We will provide blogs, vlogs and interactive sessions on low carbon and seasonal food, recycling and food waste, traditional skills and repair. When eventually life gets back to normal after Covid-19, our community will also be supported to adopt low carbon travel options through car sharing, a recycled bike borrowing and repair scheme and increased active travel. The low carbon workshops and sessions will become a series of outdoor community events open to all and include e.g. beach cleans, green woodworking and foraging.

Participants and volunteers will benefit by learning new skills, eating more healthily, saving money from travel and purchases of goods and meeting new people, all whilst improving our environment.

We plan to work with current or previously running groups and target local workplaces such as Argyll & Bute Council HQ, Lochgilphead Joint Campus and Mid Argyll Community Hospital.

ACT Now project themes

The ACT Now project is starting to take shape with lots of opportunities for people to get involved. There are five project themes - find out more about each one by clicking on the logos below. This is still a work in progress but information will be added and updated regularly so keep checking back here. 

One Less Journey


ACT Now and Eat

ACT Now and Cycle

Climate Conversations

Carbon footprints

ACT Now project contact

If you have an idea, would like to get involved or would like more information please contact the ACT Now Project Officer, Jamie Joyce: [email protected]; 07943020241.

ACT Now project funding

The project is funded through the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) and was awarded £106,967. The CCF is a Scottish Government grant programme providing funding and support for community groups to help tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. The CCF has awarded over 1,100 grants since its introduction in 2008, for projects involving energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food and resource efficiency. Total CCF funding since 2008 has exceeded £104 million. Further information about the Climate Challenge Fund is available here.

Information about other currently funded Climate Challenge Fund projects can be found on this map