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It's now less than six months until COP26 begins in Glasgow on Monday 1st November. We're looking forward to a busy time before, during and after the conference and are collaborating with organisations across Scotland to ensure that COP delegates recognise the role arts, culture and heritage play in communicating and engaging with people about climate change.

With that in mind, you can now watch the COP26-focused session from the Cultural Adaptations conference, one of two newly released recordings. In this month's newsletter there are also reflections from the March Green Tease, a reminder about our next Green Arts meetup, and some thought-provoking articles.

Our news

Cultural Adaptations colourful frame of geometric shapes with logo and hashtag #CultureAdapts. Text reads "New conference recordings released".

Two more session recordings available

We're delighted to share recordings of two popular sessions at the Cultural Adaptations conference. English captions are available on both.

Green Tease reflections

On 16th March 2021 our Green Tease event explored the topic of 'embedded artists' who work closely with or within environmental organisations to help further, diversify, challenge or reorient their work. Film-maker Janine Finlay and artist Emma Hislop discussed their experiences working with Zero Waste Scotland and the Ellen Macarthur Foundation.
Read about 'Embedded'

Don't forget!

The next Green Arts online meetup is on Thursday 27th May, 10am-11am. This is informal, open forum to connect with other Green Arts members and discuss anything related to sustainability and climate action.
Book your place now

Climate Beacons for COP26 update

We were overwhelmed by the positive response to our Climate Beacons for COP26 project, which received a whopping 50 applications. We extend our thanks to all applicants for their enthusiasm, time and energy. Interviews are underway currently with 13 shortlisted partnerships. Successful 'Beacons' will be announced in the coming days.


  • Event: Zero Waste Scotland is hosting a webinar - Is a heat pump right for you? - on Tuesday 25th May, 12-12.45pm.
  • Opportunity: Help create the Great Scottish Canvas. Paint the picture of the future you want to see, tell the story of the Scotland we want to be, with WWF until Sunday 30th May.
  • Opportunity: Alchemy Film & Arts is seeking new trustees. Deadline Sunday 30th May.
  • Event: Materialising Circularity, an online discussion about materialising transition to circular models in our making and manufacturing community on Thursday 10th June, 4-5.30pm.

Visit our website to see more events and opportunities.

Submit your organisation's arts and sustainability news, events and opportunities directly to our website.
NEXT DEADLINE: 16th June 2021

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