ECS Climate Change & Sustainability Strategy

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Aberdeenshire Council's Education and Children’s Services team acknowledges the world faces a climate challenge directly linked to human activity. It is our responsibility is to provide leadership and guidance in order to move to a more sustainable and low carbon future. But we can't do that without you.

We recognise our action, or inaction will impact future generations and we embrace our social responsibility to become part of the solution and reduce our carbon budget. We are committed to working towards a carbon free society by reducing our emissions by 75% (against our 2010/11 baseline) by 2030 and become Net Zero by 2045.

So, come on our journey and have your say about what matters to you, what you think will make the biggest difference and how we can help.

Click on the image below to view the full ECS Climate Change & Sustainability Strategy

Aberdeenshire Council's Education and Children’s Services team acknowledges the world faces a climate challenge directly linked to human activity. It is our responsibility is to provide leadership and guidance in order to move to a more sustainable and low carbon future. But we can't do that without you.

We recognise our action, or inaction will impact future generations and we embrace our social responsibility to become part of the solution and reduce our carbon budget. We are committed to working towards a carbon free society by reducing our emissions by 75% (against our 2010/11 baseline) by 2030 and become Net Zero by 2045.

So, come on our journey and have your say about what matters to you, what you think will make the biggest difference and how we can help.

Click on the image below to view the full ECS Climate Change & Sustainability Strategy

  • Account of 1.5 Max Experience- Hannah White (5th Year)

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    The 1.5 max summit has been an inspirational experience which has expanded my knowledge about climate change and the devastating consequences it’s having around the world. During the 3 days, we have talked to a range of schools around the world about the issues they are facing as well as their solutions. I have learned about how different countries are suffering as a result to the rising temperatures and sea levels while being inspired to how many communities have adapted to save their homes, for example how the children of Palau have come together to form a pledge all tourists must sign to preserve their small island home. It’s shocking how the countries who have contributed least to the rising temperatures are facing the most extreme consequences with the ocean threatening to devour some, if not all, low-lying areas as water level rise. On the second day of the summit, we focused on the problems our local community is facing by looking at ideas from other schools and using those applicable to find our own solutions. This activity provided an opportunity to research more about the climate issues that we are facing and what actions we can take individually, in school and out in the wider community to help our area and beyond. We are not facing the most extreme effects of climate change- this is one of the main reasons why many people still believe that 'climate change isn’t happening’ or ‘it would have happened anyway so why should we change the way we live?'. It’s disgusting how people are ignorant enough to say that we shouldn’t change how we live when others are facing extreme droughts, flooding, wildfires and more; all of which are eating up the livelihoods (and often the lives) of those around the world who have no choice but to try to live with the ever-growing problem as the western world waves away their cries for help. This is the main thing I took away from the summit; we need to be doing more to educate those around us as by working together, we have the power to secure not only our future and the future of those who are losing everything to climate change.



  • Community Engagement: Active Travel Corridors between Kemnay - Kintore and Kemnay- Inverurie

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    https://engage.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communityengagementactivetravel?tool=survey_tool&tool_id=survey#tool_tab

    Following the successful completion of the Inverurie - Kintore shared use path and the current proposals for Kintore to Blackburn, Aberdeenshire Council are now looking to extend this network and are looking at options for a route between:

    Kemnay and Kintore

    And

    Kemnay and Inverurie

    This would create a circular route between the three towns.

    We are seeking public opinion on potential route alignments;

    3 for Kemnay to Kintore and 3 for Kemnay to Inverurie.

  • Shared post - TED

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    What does a powerful photo about climate change look like?

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    To find out, @TEDCountdown and @ClimateVisuals put out an open call to the world's photographers, asking them to show us the the real story of the climate crisis — both the impacts *and* the solutions. And wow! More than 5,500 photos from 185 countries were submitted, and today we’re excited to share the top 100! Here's a stunning image from photographer Shibasish Saha (@shibasishsaha.official), which shows people harvesting waterlilies during monsoon season in Bortir Bil, West Bengal, India. This beautiful wetlands ecosystem is particularly vulnerable to climate change, and it vividly represents what's at stake if we don't act now. To view all 100 photographs — which are all free for anyone to download and use (!) — go to the link in our bio. ⁠

    [Image: Shibasish Saha / Climate Visuals Countdown]

  • Shared post - TEDCountdown Video

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    A concrete idea to reduce carbon emissions

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    Get ready to change how you think about cement! Wait, what’s that?👂 You *don’t* think about cement? OK, fair point — most of us don’t. 🤷 But our world wouldn't be the same without it: It’s in our homes, buildings, bridges and just about everything else. Unfortunately, this versatile material comes with drawbacks — in particular, the massive amount of carbon emissions released when making it. There's good news on that front: A new technique could cut those emissions by up to 40% 🤩 — making our world a whole lot greener. Here's a quick look at how this works: http://t.ted.com/Vkm8Ob7

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    You — yes, you — have the power to change climate change. And it starts with speaking up! As writer @emoree explains, The more of us who demand change, the faster changes will be made and the bigger the changes will be. Right now, all over the world, people are rising to the moment and calling for nations and companies to take action to achieve a better future. Visit the link in our bio to learn more what you can do to change your community, country and our world!⁠

    [Photo Credit: Abir Abdullah // @ClimateVisuals]

  • Aberdeenshire Council - Net Zero Talks

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    Net Zero themed Team Talk considered sustainability subject

    What does Net Zero have to do with me?

    The latest themed Team Talk took place on Tuesday, June 22. The theme for this Team Talk was Net Zero. It was led by Chief Executive Jim Savege and featured a presentation from Circular Economy Officer Joel Evans about Net Zero. Click here to read the full story and view the presentation.

  • Met Office - What is Climate Change

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    Click here to find out more.

    Or copy and paste the text below into your web browser:

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/climate-change/what-is-climate-change

  • Fact of the day

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    As of 2018, the 20 warmest years on record globally have been in the past 22 years.

  • Fact of the day

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    One-quarter of human-made greenhouse gas emissions come from burning fossil fuels for electricity and heat production.

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