SEW 2017: Environmental Futures
In 2017, our programme is based on the theme of Environmental Futures to highlight how we want Scotland to take sustainable actions now to safeguard the future of all who share this country. The Week will highlight how sustainable planning, education, science and art, all have a valuable role to play.
‘Picture This’ Poster Exhibition
Fantastic poster designs will be on display in the Garden Lobby exhibition space for the whole of Scottish Environment Week. We asked upcoming artists and graphic designers to ‘picture’ a sustainable Scotland and tell Members of the Scottish Parliament what they must do to give Scotland a sustainable future. Supported by Keep Scotland Beautiful and GMP Print Solutions. Sponsor Ross Greer MSP
Tuesday 21 February
Planning Futures, 1300-1415
Learn about our vision for a sustainable Scotland and hear from LINK, RTPI Scotland and community groups about how the planning system is a potentially excellent opportunity to achieve this. Sponsor Maurice Golden MSP
Speak Up for the Environment, 1800-2000
An evening with performance poetry and spoken word artists. Come and be entertained by listening to poets who are inspired by the natural environment and passionate about the changes we need to make. It’s a great line-up including Kevin Cadwallender, Rachel Amey, Amanda Baker, Ellen Renton, Marjorie Gill, Katherine McMahon and Spike Munro! Supported by Calor Scotland. Sponsor Liam McArthur MSP
Wednesday 22 February
The Future is Now, 1300-1415
Key to a sustainable future is connecting children and young people with the natural world and ensuring sustainability issues are embedded in the curriculum. Learn more from LINK member organisations including Froglife, Marine Conservation Society, Royal Scottish Geographical Society, RSPB Scotland, Scottish Badgers and Whale and Dolphin Conservation, about the exciting education work they are doing. Sponsor Jeremy Balfour MSP
Environmental Futures Evening Reception, 1800-2000
Join us for an evening to celebrate environmental futures plus another chance to see the environmental poster designs by upcoming artists in the ‘Picture This’ exhibition and to hear the overall winner announced. Supported by Historic Environment Scotland. Sponsor Graeme Dey MSP
Thursday 23 February
Science for Environmental Futures, 0800-0915
Have a great start to your day by joining us for breakfast while hearing how ecological research in Scotland is providing new understanding, and is helping to put us in a strong position to manage our natural environment for the future. More information here. Sponsor Maree Todd MSP
Inspirational Nature, 1300-1415
Artists have been inspired by natural and cultural heritage since time immemorial. Independent artists will join us at this event to show how their work has been influenced by Scotland’s nature, landscapes and history and highlight how art is vital in bringing sustainable behaviour changes. We are delighted to be joined by artists Ellis O’Connor, Edd Wellesley-Davies, Darren Woodhead and Minty Donald. Supported by Historic Environment Scotland. Sponsor Lewis Macdonald MSP & Pauline McNeill MSP
Thank you to all our sponsoring MSPs and financial supporters of SEW including Historic Environment Scotland, Calor Scotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful, GMP Print Solutions.
We are grateful to all LINK member organisations, Creative Carbon Scotland and participating artists for their input and contributions to Scottish Environment Week 2017 – thank you all!
LINK acknowledges the generous grant support for core operations funded by grants from Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Government.
For more information please contact our Advocacy Office on 0131 225 4345