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.

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.

Project officer role

Could you lead this exciting new project and create a community of climate change champions? Could you support Mid Argyll communities to ACT Now to reduce their impact on the environment?

If you have a love of the outdoors and are committed to the ideals of carbon reduction at a community level then you could be the project officer we are looking for. Download the job specification and application here:

ACT_Now_Project_Officer_Job_Spec_Mar_20.pdf

ACT_Now_Project_Officer_application_form_March_2020.docx

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 15th April 2020. Interviews will be conducted online in the week beginning 20th April 2020. This position is funded through the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund. 

ACT Now project contact

If you have an idea, would like to get involved or would like more information please contact Sara Maclean: [email protected]

ACT Now project funding

The project is funded through the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF). The CCF is a Scottish Government grant programme, managed and administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, 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 at www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/ccf