Drop-in sessions organised for Stirling’s Climate Plan

Virtual drop-in sessions have been organised for the public to find out more about Stirling’s Council’s Climate and Nature Emergency Plan.

Residents and businesses are being asked for their views on the first draft of the Plan, which will be key in Stirling’s efforts to tackle the climate crisis.

As part of the consultation, three live online events will take place on the Council’s Engage Stirling Platform.

Officers from the Council’s Sustainable Development Team will deliver a presentation and those in attendance will be able to send them questions. 

All the events will take place between 5-6pm on:

  • Thursday 8 April
  • Wednesday 14 April
  • Tuesday 20 April.

To take part, please visit the Engage Stirling platform and click on the link when the session is scheduled to start.

Drew Leslie, Stirling Council Senior Manager for Infrastructure, said: “Everyone in Stirling has a role to play in tackling the climate crisis so it’s vital our communities participate in shaping this urgent plan for action.

“We can’t carry out the normal face-to-face engagement due to the ongoing pandemic so we have arranged these virtual drop-in sessions to help the public understand the vision, objectives and actions of the document and to provide an opportunity for people to ask questions.

“Addressing climate change remains at the top of the Council’s agenda and we want this to be the same in our communities, so I would encourage as many people to come along to the events and help us take the next steps in this global challenge.”

The Climate and Nature Emergency Plan spells out a vision to improve residents’ lives, help Stirling’s economy thrive and enhance the local environment.

To view and comment on the plan, head to the Council’s Engage Stirling platform. Those unable to access the digital platform can request a hard copy by calling the Contact Centre (01786 404040).

Home Energy Scotland Webinar

Home Energy Scotland webinar: How saving water helps save money on energy bills

Around 17% of the average heating bill relates to heating water. As we are all home more due to coronavirus restrictions, our water and energy use will be affected meaning our energy bills could increase. This online workshop provides practical advice on how to save water and money, including using water wisely when taking a shower, washing your clothes, or making a cup of tea. On top of that, there’s the value of not wasting such a valuable resource and contributing to the broader good of helping to manage supply, now and into the future.

This workshop is open to all, colleagues, family and friends could benefit too.

Once you have registered, Home Energy Scotland will email you a link to join the session that is being held using Zoom.

Thurs, 26 November 11am – register for your free place now

If you aren’t able to attend the session, for new dates and more information, contact Jacqueline.mackenzie@sc.homeenergyscotland.org.