- Adaptation and Resilience
- Climate Education and public awareness & participation
- Nature and Nature based solutions, Biodiversity and Oceans
- Heritage-based adaptation and mitigation
Green Volunteering: Make Your Mark Knowledge Share
Does your UK heritage organisation involve volunteers? Join us to discuss how to combat the Climate Crisis through volunteering. Join this free online event to talk with people in similar roles, share your volunteer organiser insights, ask questions and pick up practical tips. We welcome those who manage volunteers or are planning to involve volunteers in their heritage organisation.
As the impacts of climate change increase and threaten our buildings and places, it is critical that we all work together to build a more sustainable future. One of the ways that heritage organisations can play their part in combating the Climate Crisis is by reducing the carbon footprint of their volunteer programmes. At this free Zoom event, speakers from the Heritage Volunteering Group, Historic Environment Scotland, Scottish Civic Trust and across the UK heritage sector will discuss:
● Developing digital and home-based volunteering roles
● Supporting volunteers to use sustainable travel methods to get on-site
● Involving volunteers in activities around sustainability and the environment
● Facilitating volunteers’ learning about Climate Change
● And more! After each speaker, there’ll be time for a short question and answer session.
At the end of the session, all speakers will participate in a general panel discussion. We encourage knowledge-sharing, so we’re keen to hear what experiences, ideas, thoughts and concerns other volunteer organisers may have with green volunteering. If you have specific questions you would like addressed during the session, please submit these when booking your space.
This event is being hosted by Historic Environment Scotland’s Community Connections Forum and is delivered through a partnership between Make Your Mark and the Heritage Volunteering Group. These organisations have come together to put on this special sustainability-focussed event to align with the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), which will be held in Glasgow 31 October - 12 November.