Big Great Green Week

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The Shore Line Project

This week Flo, our Student Services Officer, shares info on Great Big Green Week and a series of short films we are screening for free for our students from The Shore Line Project. 

"The Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.

Between 24 September and 2 October this year, Great Big Green Week will unleash a wave of support for action to protect the planet. Tens of thousands of people in every corner of the country will celebrate the heartfelt, brave, everyday actions being taken to stand up for nature and fight climate change.

This year we want to share with you the Shore Line Project.

There has never been a better time to rethink our relationship to our shorelines. We are seeing one of the greatest migrations of all times towards coastal cities at precisely the moment we should consider retreat. 70% of the world’s coastlines are vulnerable to sea level rise.

The surge of coastal tourism, the increased dumping of industrial waste, and development projects in wetlands are threatening the very ecosystems that protect us from flooding. This is exacerbated by the impacts of climate change with rising seas, higher temperatures, and violent storms. What can we learn from those living on the coast, the frontline of environmental change?

The Shore Line profiles the efforts of educators, artists, architects, scientists, city planners, and youth organizations from nine countries who are confronting coastal challenges with persistence and imagination. By featuring stories of resilience from shoreline communities around the world, they hope to inspire diverse ways of responding to our changing environment. Find inspiration in The Shore Line videos about people from nine countries who are addressing environmental, economic and social problems."

We would like to invite all staff and students to a short film screening in the new student room at Stornoway campus today (Tues 27th Sept) and Wednesday during tea break.