Our Climate Projects

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Climate Projects Information

The trouble we're having right now is that project ideas are coming along at ever increasing speeds. We're truly finding it difficult to contain our excitement.  It's amazing really. This whole journey started out as one of depression and anxiety. Then we started to get together and talk and think and act on various ideas. We are having lots of fun and laughter and coming up with lots of project ideas - some sensible and some down right crazy!! Watch this space ...
We can't really say that projects are past or finished because many times what's finished is just a start - haha!!

Apple Tree Project

Apple Tree with apples
This has delivered and planted 20 trees in the Ardgay area, but will move on phase 2 - which may be planting more apple trees in other areas or planting other fruit trees or bushes or even hazel trees for instance. Read more about our Apple Tree Project here.

Farm Plastic Disposal

We have talked with as many folks - farmers, crofters, councillors, politicians, businesses and groups and associations - and are now on a path to work with Interface to see if we can come up with some innovative and cost effective solutions. Read more about the Farm/Croft Plastic Recycling issues and solutions here.

Community / School Polytunnels

We have now started with the clear out and redevelopment of the Lairg School Poly tunnel, and we are looking into the practicalities of building a polytunnel at Ardgay (Gledfield) primary.  Who knows where this will take us. We have a questionnaire out and about just now seeking volunteers to help with the day to day running of these. If you're interested, please answer a few simple questions here.

Eco Business Survey

Our business survey was released in Feb 2020. If you're in business in Sutherland, please have look here and fill in the survey. The next phase is to organise our workshops and talks with interested businesses. An amazing 33 businesses have responded. The talks and workshops are being planned for the 12th and 13th or March in Lairg Community Centre.

Educational Film and Discussion Evenings

Our first film discussion evening was in Dec 2019. We watched The Climate Race followed by a very interesting live video call with Paul Maple, the film maker, and ended the evening with a group discussion on various climate related topics.

Please look at the events page to find out more about these and other events, including film and discussion nights and carbon cafes.

Carbon Cafes

The first of our projects. Here we meet up and chat about environmental and climate issues, share news and view and helpful tips. This is where many of our community projects are formed. These fun events help to bring us all together, ease our climate anxieties and help us to unravel the best tracks to take on issues such as plastic and plastic replacements etc