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Climate Change Message in a Bottle: Bringing the Voices of Island Youth to COP26

  • All Ages
  • Art
  • Citizen Science
  • Climate Change
  • Gaelic

This year the UK is hosting COP26 in Glasgow, providing an exciting opportunity to get involved in global climate change discussions. Through the ‘Climate Change Message in a Bottle’ project, the wider public are encouraged to send messages to representatives and delegates at COP26. UistFilm and Taigh Chearsabhagh will be producing a short film and sculpture made from plastic bottles and messages which will be showcased at COP26 events.

The project is welcoming participants from across Scotland and the world, including students from over 25 island primary schools as well as members of the public. Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) are facilitating educational workshops on climate science, clean energy and COP26 in island primary schools, and after COP26 they will return to schools to explain how their messages were received and the impact they had far beyond their own islands.

Keep an eye on this page for updates about the project, and the release of the documentary film and interactive map. If you’d like to participate, follow the instructions in the video! The deadline for public participation is 11th October 2021.

We are grateful for the ongoing support from the Scottish Government, Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, UistFilm, Youth Scotland, Island Innovation, and Glasgow Science Centre. The Climate Change Message in a Bottle schools project is funded by the Scottish Government.

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