Scotland’s resource revolution

15aug7:00 pm8:30 pmVirtual EventScotland’s resource revolutionWe're hosting an online event to talk about taking action to change the way we use resources, with some exciting guest speakers OrganiserFriends of the Earth ScotlandOnline7:00 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWebinar & TalksThemeCircular economy,Governance & Just Transition,Transport & Infrastructure

Event Details

Did you know 84% of Scotland’s carbon footprint come from the materials we consume?

Our take-make-waste economy requires increasing amounts of resources to be extracted and disposed of, causing huge damage to people and planet every step of the way.

Across Scotland many people are already taking action on waste, whether that’s reducing their own plastic use or participating in community repair fairs, tool libraries and more. But this can be expensive, time consuming and not happening at the scale we need. To tackle this issue, we need to push the Scottish Government to completely change the way in which we use materials.

At this webinar, we’ll look at:

– The current problem with the way Scotland consumes resources

– The circular economy bill which is currently making its way through parliament

– What we need to see in this new law for real change

– How you can take action

Kim Pratt and Kate Whitaker from Friends of the Earth Scotland will lead the session and talk about how to get involved, and we’re excited to be joined by two guest speakers:

Edmond Kangamungazi, Economic and Social Accountability Programme Specialist at Caritas Zambia, will talk about the impact of mining on communities in Zambia.

Chris Hellawell, founder of the Edinburgh Tool Library, will talk about circular organisations like tool libraries are making change at a grassroots level and how we can build on these foundations.



(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT+00:00)