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Members pledge to do their bit on Green UNISON Day

Green UNISON Day pledges
Green UNISON Day pledges

#GreenUnisonDay   Today is UNISON Green Workplace Day and along with branches around the country, Aberdeenshire Branch has been seeking pledges from members to do their bit to reduce the environmental impact of their workplaces to help minmise climate change.

Branch Chair, Steve Gray, along with Marnie Thomson the Council’s Sustainability and Climate Change Officer took part in an event in Gordon House and got pledges from UNISON members.

Steve said, “This initiative comes at a crucial time following a summer of growing evidence of the impacts of climate change around the world, including heatwaves, droughts, wildfires icecap loss, and flooding.

“Meanwhile, MSPs will next week begin scrutiny of the new Climate Change Bill. UNISON Scotland, with Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and many others, wants to see major improvements to the Bill.

“ UNISON Scotland is working with many other partners to persuade the Scottish Parliament  that the new Just Transition Commission needs to be on a statutory basis so no communities are severely impacted upon by the move to a fossil fuel free economy and the increasingly severe climate change impacts we are now seeing”.

For more information or if you want to get involved, go to Just Transition Partnership

Susie Kenneday and Karen Davidson with their reusable cups
Susie Kenneday and Karen Davidson with their reusable cups

CVS organisers, Susie Kennedy and Karen Davidson also did their bit, pledging to use UNISON’s reusable cups instead of single use disposable cups.

Local, national and international work on tackling global warming and the importance of Just Transition will be discussed by UNISON members for Green UNISON Day.