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A Sustainable Future For Kirrie

Creating Our Climate Action Plan

In 2020, Kirrie was one of only two communities in Scotland invited to take part in a pilot project with the environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB). The project comprised of a series of five online sessions, where members of the community came together to learn, discuss and set out a draft plan for community climate action in Kirriemuir. This project offered us a chance to dream about what life in Kirrie could be like in another 10 years, if our community chooses to seize the opportunities we have to develop a connected, resilient, happy and healthy community, while embracing the changes we all need to make to play our part in Scotland reaching Net Zero by 2045. Read the full report here.

So, what can we do?

It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of such a huge task, but the choices we make every day with our time, energy and money are building our futures. We are lucky enough to have a choice; a window of opportunity which will not be afforded to those who come after us. We owe it to them to act now.

Some of the ground work was already done during the sessions with KSB. We shared some of the great things that are already happening in and around our town. Our group of local people discussed views and ideas from the wider public on what our next steps should be. But, we don’t want this to be the voice of a select few. These changes will affect everyone, so everyone should have a voice.

As a starting point, we collated some of the most popular ideas into five interest-themed Future Kirrie action plans. These are being led by various members of the community and evolve a little more each month. Most notably, our Reducing Waste and Energy themes have been combined into our new theme, Sustainable Living. We’re always looking for new people to take actions and we love to hear new ideas, so we want to hear from YOU about how you think we should tackle this, together.