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Keep Scotland Beautiful

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About the organisation: Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity for Scotland's environment, with a vision for a clean, green, sustainable Scotland.

Keep Scotland Beautiful has three goals - to combat climate change, tackle litter and waste, and protect and enhance the places we live, work and visit.

Key sustainability highlights:

  • Raising awareness about climate change through campaigns including Clean Up Scotland and Cup Movement Glasgow.
  • Tackling the climate crisis with Climate Emergency training

In detail

The campaigns creating change

Keep Scotland Beautiful has a long history of campaigning that centres around raising awareness, changing behaviour, inspiring action and gathering evidence. Previous campaigns include:

Clean Up Scotland is KSB’s longest-running live campaign, which encourages and supports communities and other groups to take action and clear litter from the places that they love.

This year’s Summer Clean saw over 75,000 miles of Clean-Up pledged, and 195 tonnes of litter collected by people from across all 32 local authority areas.

Upstream Battle and Treasure Your River tackle marine litter by working with groups along the Clyde, Tay and Forth rivers and their tributaries to build learning through citizen science, raise awareness across the local community and take clean up action to stem the flow of litter from source to sea.

Cup Movement in Glasgow is an ambitious initiative that aims to tackle the waste associated with single-use cups. By taking a city-wide approach and working with everyone who supplies, retails and uses cups the campaign aims to create and promote solutions for reuse and responsible cup disposal.

Though put on hold during the pandemic, Cup Movement built a network of 20 members and collected around 100,000 single-use cups for recycling that would otherwise have ended up wasted in landfill, the incinerator or as litter.

Tackling Climate Change: Climate Emergency training

KSB’s training helps people and organisations understand the climate emergency and respond to the risks, opportunities, and responsibilities ahead.

Keep Scotland Beautiful, is the official partner in Scotland for the award-winning Carbon Literacy Project and has supported 2,622 learners to become certified as Carbon Literate in Scotland.

In 2018, the charity was recognised as the first Carbon Literacy Training Organisation in Scotland and is currently the only with Gold Carbon Literate Organisation status.

They have delivered bespoke training to a range of stakeholders from elected members and employees of Glasgow City Council to staff at Sustrans, Scottish Power and the National Union of Journalists, and to community groups and individuals wishing to understand more.

Learn more

Keep Scotland Beautiful – Main Website

Climate Emergency Training

Want to learn more about how our Glasgow Chamber members are committing to positive climate action? Visit our Instagram page for our daily #sustainabilitystories.

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