We raise awareness on climate change through formal workshops and various community events, providing opportunities for local people to take climate action.
We work mainly with ethnic minorities - men, women and young people - living in the Knightswood, Yoker, Whiteinch, Scotsoun, Drumchapel and Blairdardie areas of Northwest Glasgow, but all of our CCASP activities are open to anyone interested in taking part.
The aim of our project is to reduce carbon emissions through the following community activities:
Energy: we reduce household energy consumption by providing home energy advice and visits; climate change awareness workshops; and energy efficiency advice.
Climate Literacy: we improve the climate literacy of young people from African and BME communities and bring the community together. Through tackling issues of fuel poverty, we create awareness, helping service users to learn new skills, encouraging them and providing volunteering opportunities to BAME participants.
Waste: we reduce waste production and material consumption by providing secondhand clothes and textile repair workshops. We provide weekly sewing classes focused on recycling and upcycling to encourage the reuse of textile items and extend the life of everyday items through swap shops, repair and maintenance.
This project is funded by Climate Challenge Fund (CCF):