October 18, 2021

Martha Wardroop: We need to support investment in community-led climate action.

During the last year of epidemics, our lives have changed significantly. However, during this time, many people in our city have fallen into poverty, which prevents them from playing a full role in the lives of our communities.

The focus of our actions is to increase people’s incomes, reduce living expenses, and create the fair and green Glasgow we all want to see.

Rising gas prices and raising energy limits will increase fuel poverty. Lack of efficient heating system is also worsening the condition of the individual. Health And well-being. Many people still rely on fossil fuels to heat their homes. In government, Scottish Greens is accelerating plans to make our homes more efficient and move from fossil fuels to renewable alternatives such as heat pumps.

Helps people meet their heating costs and live in warm, green homes, which is helping to reduce our climate emissions and tackle fuel poverty.

Not everyone has an equal responsibility for climate emergencies. Success in tackling this depends on individual and global cooperation. To achieve this, community leadership responses to climate change across Glasgow are crucial. Our local community facilities, including libraries, have a key role to play in supporting investment in community-led climate action and ensuring that everyone is involved in and coping with the climate crisis.

The epidemic has highlighted the need for our local libraries to connect and support our communities. We look forward to the future with hope and optimism in which libraries help everyone achieve their potential. This requires the reopening of all Glasgow libraries, including White Inch, Mary Hale, GOMA, Bermluch and the Cooper Institute.

With COP26 in Glasgow next month, it has never been more important for libraries to focus on combating misinformation about the realities of the climate crisis and incorporating sustainable ways into our way of working. Play a role.

Providing accurate, evidence-based knowledge of the reality of climate change is essential. National Library Scotland Created a Map Images website that illustrates the effects of human activity on the environment with visual examples.

In its 30th anniversary year, the Glasgow Women’s Library is offering an in-depth review of COP26, its importance to Glasgow and how you can get involved. The basic need for greater representation of women in COP26 decision makers has been highlighted. The active participation of women in the political process must be promoted in order to achieve better environmental outcomes.

Seed libraries are sustainable and locally developed. the meal. The Glasgow Seed Library is providing a free resource for those who want to start growing vegetables, edible flowers and herbs.

Local libraries can play a greater role in the heart of our communities as an easily accessible recycling or repair collection point, or a place to promote local production and other sustainable businesses nearby.

We must play our central role in ending our favorite libraries and digital distribution, fighting poverty and supporting climate action.

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