Charity’s New Hub is Catalyst for Collective Climate Action

01.05.2024 | jemma

Environmental charity FEL Scotland is leading the charge against climate change with the launch of Forth Valley & the National Park Climate Action Hub.

The initiative aims to bring together local organisations in Clacks, Falkirk, Stirling and the National Park to tackle the climate crisis; with almost £70,000 in seed grants already distributed to community groups to kickstart the project.

A series of community gatherings were held in April to promote the new hub and spark local conversations around climate action, including events at Forth Valley Sensory Centre, The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Callander Youth Project and Hawkhill Community Centre (Alloa).

Emily Harvey, FEL Development Manager said: “These four events not only facilitated information sharing but also served as invaluable sources of inspiration.

“Speakers from across the region, including recipients of our recent seed grants, shared firsthand accounts of how their projects are combatting climate change and bolstering community resilience.”

Each event featured an array of compelling speakers. In Falkirk, Forth Valley Sensory Centre Community Garden Volunteers, Voices of Ethnic Minorities Environmental Network (CEMVO) and Sustainable Thinking Scotland addressed critical environmental and social issues, sparking conversations around inclusivity and sustainability.

Whilst in Stirling, Transition Stirling, TreeLink Stirling and Green Aspirations Scotland championed positive responses to climate change that bring people closer to nature and each other.

At the Callander event, Strathard Community Trust,  Climate Action Callander and Movement in Thyme showcased grassroots efforts to build sustainable, resilient communities, inspiring attendees to take action closer to home.

While representatives from TCV and Forth Climate Forest in Clacks underscored the importance of collaborative conservation efforts, igniting a sense of collective responsibility for the region’s natural heritage.

Emily added: “Each launch event also offered attendees a wealth of interactive activities, from seed swaps and upcycling workshops to thermal imaging demos.

“Our cargo bikes also made a special appearance, giving communities a chance to find out more about our free bike library.”

For further information on how to get involved in FEL’s new climate hub visit

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