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Thu 7th Oct - World Cotton Day
World Cotton Day provides the opportunity to recognize the importance of cotton as a global commodity grown in over 75 countries across five continents and to highlight its central role in job creation and maintaining economic stability in several least-developed countries. Celebrations marking the day also aim to foster sustainable trade policies and to enable developing countries to benefit more from every step of the cotton value chain.
Mon 11th Oct - Climate Champions Invention Challenge by CRIN
Pupils aged 6-15 are being challenged to use their imaginations to come up with ideas for inventions that will help protect our planet and its biodiversity! The organisers, CRIN (Child Rights International Network) will show the ideas to as many people as possible who have the power to change things, and encourage adults to listen to pupils’ amazing ideas. A selection of the most creative and inspirational entries will be brought to life by expert illustrators and 3D graphic artists and shown at the UN Human Rights Council and other important events, as well as being shown on the CRIN website. (https://climatechampions.littleinventors.org/) Closing date is midnight on 11th October 2021. Please see Miss Marshall in Technical for more information and entry forms and return the forms to her for submission.
Sat 16th Oct - World Food Day
World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year worldwide on 16 October to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945. It is an opportunity to look at the ways we produce and consume food and is celebrated widely by many organizations concerned with hunger and food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Sat 23rd Oct - World Snow Leopard Day
World Snow Leopard Day is dedicated to saving one of the rarist wild cats on the planet. It is used to show the importance of snow leopard conservation, raise awareness of this incredible animal and emphasise the importance of taking measures to stop poaching.
Sun 24th Oct - Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degrees Films
Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degrees Films (https://filmaccess.scot/climate-challenge-1-5-degrees-films/) invites people to make 90-second films to share their thoughts and ideas about climate change and how it is affecting us as individuals, our surroundings, families and communities. The early deadline for film submissions is midnight on 24th October 2021.
All eligible films submitted to the Challenge will be made available for viewing on Film Access Scotland’s website, providing a platform for sharing views on climate change. Submissions from young people aged between 16 and 25 years will automatically be entered into Film Access Scotland’s Youth Film Festival in November 2021. Films submitted by filmmakers based in Scotland may also be screened at fringe events in Glasgow in and around COP26 and at events to celebrate the Challenge planned after COP26. There will be commendations and prizes for filmmakers based in Scotland. For further information, please see Mrs McLeod on a Tue or Thu lunchtime in A119 (opposite the library).
Mon 1st to Fri 12th Nov – COP26
The COP26 event is a global united Nations summit about climate change and how countries are planning to tackle it. COP stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’ and this year will be the 26th. There are 197 ‘Parties’, mostly individual countries, although the EU acts as one big group during negotiations. Parties will be asked how they intend to reach 'net zero' – producing fewer emissions than they suck up – by 2050. It's hoped that leaders will make ambitious pledges to end coal use, invest in renewables and switch to electric vehicles. There will also be many fringe events the general public can attend, and we hope to take the Eco-Committee to some of these.