Climate Change Message in a Bottle

This year Scotland hosted COP26 in Glasgow, providing an exciting opportunity to get involved in global climate change discussions. Through the Climate Change Message in a Bottle project, run by Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) in partnership with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, island schoolchildren were encouraged to send messages to representatives and delegates at COP26. UistFilm and Taigh Chearsabhagh produced a short film for the project, which was showcased at various COP26 events. The interactive map below, produced by Island Innovation, shows some of the messages sent by schools to world leaders at COP26 in Glasgow! Click on the map icons to read the messages.

Click on the map pins below to see each of the separate Messages from Young Islanders to the World.

Sharing the Voices of Young Islanders with the World

Now that COP26 is over, we are calling on all island schools, youth groups and young people to continue to share their perspectives on climate change and sustainability. If you are based on an island, follow the instructions below to submit your message to the map.

 

Climate Change Message in a Bottle is funded by the Scottish Government and was founded by the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance (SCELG) in partnership with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, UistFilm and Island Innovation. SCELG would also like to thank Youth Scotland, Scottish Islands Federation, The Edge Foundation and Glasgow Science Centre for their collaboration on the project.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Write a message which answers the questions:

a. How is climate change affecting my island?

b. How could my island become more resilient to the effects of climate change?

2. Film yourself reading your message aloud

a. Film in landscape and make sure there is no background or wind noise. For group submissions, please edit all footage into one video. Be sure to look directly at the camera, and film in HD quality.

b. If your messages are not spoken in English, please provide English subtitles in the video. We gladly receive messages spoken in participants’ native languages.

3. This consent form must be completed by all participants.
4. Complete the Google Form to upload your submission.

Please email bethany.walsh@strath.ac.uk if you require any further information.

Island Youth to COP26

Greenland

Kangaatsiap School

The Orkney Islands

Stromness Primary School

Isle of Benbecula

Sgoil Bhaile Mhanaich

Isle of South Uist

Sgoil Dhalabroig

Isle of South Uist

Sgoil an Iochdar

Isle of North Uist

Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath

The Shetland Islands

Bell’s Brae Primary School

The Shetland Islands

Sandness Primary School

Isle of Arran

Brodick Primary School

Isle of Arran

Kilmory Primary School

Isle of Arran

Lamlash Primary School

Isle of Eigg

Eigg Primary School

Isle of Rùm

Rum Primary School

Isle of Muck

Muck Primary School

Isle of Barra

Castlebay Primary School

Isle of Barra

Eoligary Primary School

Isle of Skye

Portree, Sleat

Isle of Lewis

Sgoil an Rubha

Isle of Wight

Bembridge CE School

Isle of Man

Marown School

Solomon Islands

Harvest Academy

Astypalea, Greece

Gymnasium of Astypalea

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