Sunday, 8 December 2019

Call for Safer Streets

I joined activists on Friday, 29th November at the "Fight The Night" march from Kelvingrove Park to George Square calling for safer streets and end of violence against women. 

 Going through Nelson Mandela Square

 End of the march in George Square

I encourage men to sign up to the White Ribbon Campaign and support the ending of violence against women in our streets and across communities in Glasgow.

Glasgow's Youth Climate Strike

On Friday, 29th November, I met up with youth climate strikers in George Square. They had created a series of placards to highlight their concerns.

There is ongoing demand for climate action by young people involved in the Youth Climate Strike Movement. We urgently need a Green New Deal and Just Transition to cut carbon emissions to safeguard all our futures.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Scotland Councillor Awards 2019

At the LGiU Scotland Councillor Awards 2019 ceremony on 28th November, I won the Environmental Impact Award sponsored by Keep Scotland Beautiful and CCLA Good Investment.

With the award at the ceremony 
in Edinburgh City Chambers.

I am delighted to receive this award in recognition of my contribution in leading Glasgow's response to the Climate Emergency. The supporting statement acknowledges my role in "setting up an agreement from the Council's Environment, Sustainability and Carbon Reduction Committee to form a climate emergency working group with cross party, multi-stakeholder representation" in February 2019. This group reported back in August 2019 and a headline target was set for Glasgow to be carbon neutral by 2030. There were 61 other recommendations provided for consideration by the council and an implementation plan is expected by April 2020.

This is the second year of these awards. Many thanks to the judging panel from across local government and everyone involved in making these awards happen.