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Moray businesses can be rewarded for climate change help

By Jonathan Clark

As part of Climate Week, the Scottish Government is urging businesses in Moray to take collective action to help end Scotland's contribution to climate change.

During Climate Week, businesses can raise awareness amongst their employees of the actions staff can take, from walking or cycling to work, using employers’ recycling facilities for food waste, to encouraging the use of the train for short-haul business journeys.

Recent findings show two-thirds of adults in Scotland believe that climate change is an immediate and urgent problem - which is a 20 per cent increase in the last four years.

Now in its fourth year, Scotland’s Climate Week, which runs from Monday, October 7, until Sunday, October 13, is the perfect opportunity for organisations to celebrate the positive action they are taking to tackle climate change and to do more to help save the planet.

To highlight and celebrate the steps businesses are taking, the Scottish Government is launching the Climate Week Awards. The awards will recognise and reward businesses and organisations taking positive action to tackle the climate emergency in the workplace.

Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, said: "Climate change is the single greatest challenge facing the world today, and it’s a challenge that everyone must face together. That applies to businesses as well as individuals, which is why we’re asking organisations to support their employees this Climate Week to enable change within the workplace.
"Many businesses across Scotland are already taking significant steps to tackling the climate emergency, but we know that more change is required – and urgently. We want businesses to ask how they can create the conditions for lasting behaviour change, perhaps by encouraging more employees to use public transport, reducing single-use plastics, or by sourcing food locally."

Businesses in Moray are being encouraged to enter the Awards to highlight the positive action they are taking, with the last date for entries being Friday, November 1.

The Award will be given to the business or organisation which has best demonstrated the great work they are doing to help make a difference in the fight against climate change. To enter the awards, businesses must be registered and based in Scotland and be able to show action as shared in the awards criteria and application form which can be found here: www.greenerscotland.org

Completed entries should be emailed to climateweek@stripecommuinications.com.

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