Have your say on World Oceans Day!

What’s your vision for the future of our seas in the Outer Hebrides?

The United Nations World Oceans Day (8th June) is a day for humanity to celebrate the ocean. To mark the day, MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides project is launching their latest film ‘Seas Our Future’. Watch this fantastic wee film with local presenter Kate Macleod and share your views on how we can protect our marine environment in the Outer Hebrides for generations to come!

Creative Carbon Scotland has been collaborating with the MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides project since 2019, using creative approaches to explore communities’ visions for the future of marine environment in the Outer Hebrides, and is thrilled to have worked with UistFilm to produce this short film.

The film shares the key concerns identified by communities in the Outer Hebrides about their marine environment including:

  • Their need to balance looking after their seas with sustaining marine jobs
  • Addressing undesired changes in the marine environment including climate change, marine litter and pollution and the loss of animal and plant species (biodiversity loss)
  • Sharing knowledge, resources and information of the benefits that Marine Protected Areas bring to communities and nature

We’ve also partnered with local artists and arts centres Taigh Chearsabhagh and An Lanntair to deliver a series of creative digital and outdoor activities for all ages, abilities and background. Keep an eye on partner websites for information about future activities or contact gemma.lawrence@creativecarbonscotland.com

From 7-16th June MarPAMM & NatureScot will be surveying seabed habitats in waters off the west coast of Harris. The team will use a drop-down video camera to improve understanding of the distribution of seagrass, maerl and kelp beds, and mud habitats in the area. The results of the work will be relayed via the MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides webpage and be used to inform future discussions about marine nature conservation in the Outer Hebrides.

Share your vision for the future of Marine Protected Areas in the Outer Hebrides.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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