Landmarks going green

Landmark such as the Kelpies will be lit up in green today to support the climate change campaign
Landmark such as the Kelpies will be lit up in green today to support the climate change campaign

Scottish landmarks will be lit up in green today to support of a new climate change campaign.

The Kelpies, the SSE Hydro and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall and Jenners store will change hue for 24 hours to back the Scottish Government’s awareness-raising initiative in light of the increasing threat of climate change.

The national campaign, which launched this month, encourages Scots to play their part to help Scotland fight climate change.

It follows a recent survey which revealed around half of people living in Scotland acknowledge climate change is an immediate and urgent problem – and that eight in 10 could do more to care for the environment.

Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod said: “It’s fantastic to see so many of Scotland’s iconic landmarks coming together to show their support in the fight against global climate change.

“We all have a role to play in reducing the impact we have on the environment – and by taking a few simple actions, we can all play our part.

“Simply washing your clothes at a lower temperature, avoiding and recycling food waste, leaving the car at home to walk shorter journeys or even turning your thermostat down by just one degree, can all help.

“These small actions, if repeated across all Scottish households, would be a highly positive collective step forward. Through this campaign, we hope to inspire more Scots to contribute in making Scotland a cleaner, greener place to live now and in the future.”

To find out how you’re doing and what you can do more of to help Scotland fight climate change visit www.greenerscotland.org/climatechange.