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Penicuik Carbon Challenge Project

EDM (Early Day Motion) 61: tabled on 18 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the Penicuik Carbon Challenge Project on the opening of their new shop in Penicuik’s John Street; notes that this has been made possible by the Penicuik Community Development Trust who achieved funding from Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) and Greener Scotland; further notes that this project will help young people, adults and families living in Penicuik and the EH26 region to work together to reduce its carbon footprint and to reach net zero emissions; recognises, that to become zero carbon, we must emit no more carbon than can be absorbed by woodland, oceans and our atmosphere, and recognises the need to reduce the amount of C02 released by choosing how we travel, heat our homes, what to eat and to repair, upcycle, reuse or recycle rather than buy new stuff; commends the work of the project which will be responsible for supporting waste reduction of food, gadgets, tools, books, clothes and anything we can recycle, reuse, upcycle, share and repair, as well as supporting awareness of climate change and supporting individuals, households, community groups and young people towards low carbon lifestyles with a focus on food choices, and will work to engage young people in climate change through a series of workshops and youth engagement videos which will be used to speak to local school students and businesses; and wishes the project, its volunteers, organisers and all involved every success for the future.