Scotland has turned to people power in its efforts to tackle climate change, launching a citizen engagement campaign and renewing green funds for communities. From Monday, the Scottish Government is launching a TV and online advertising campaign under the tagline: “Saving the world isn’t just for the movies”.The campaign will seek to raise awareness of how making greener and cleaner lifestyle choices is easier than many Scots think, through taking action like washing clothes at a lower temperature, avoiding and recycling food waste, leaving the car at home to walk shorter journeys and turning thermostats down by one degree.“These small actions, if repeated across all Scottish households, would be a highly positive collective step forward, said Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod. Earlier this week, communities were also given a boost in their climate efforts after the Scottish Government renewed a £10.3m Climate Challenge Fund as part of its Draft Budget for 2016-17. The Fund, managed by Keep Scotland Beautiful on behalf of the Scottish Government, has already supported 756 community-led schemes covering energy efficiency, sustainable travel and food growth since its launch in 2008.
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