Stirling Council Signs Green Network Concordat

Local communities in Stirling will benefit from a unique agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and Stirling Council, which will help to improve the social, physical, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

Stirling Council has signed up to the CSGN’s Local Authority Concordat, which recognises its commitment to formally help deliver the CSGN vision and highlights the fundamental role local authorities have to play in helping to achieve the network’s aims.

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Physical Activity & Health Alliance Awards

The Physical Activity and Health Alliance (PAHA) is delighted to announce that the Physical Activity & Health Alliance Awards are being offered for the fourth year running!

NHS Health Scotland is committed to sharing practice that improves health and reduces health inequalities across Scotland. More specifically, the PAHA is focused on supporting the ongoing implementation of the National Physical Activity strategy ‘Let’s Make Scotland More Active’ (2003) and encouraging others to embed inequalities into their work.

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Scotland’s First Green Bridge?

In September we case-studied the Seven Lochs Wetland Park and the announcement of an ideas competition, with funding from CSGN, for what could be Scotland’s first green bridge to help wildlife cross the M73 which bisects the Park. Organised for GCV Green Network Partnership by the Glasgow Institute of Architects, the competition generated 18 imaginative proposals.

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Climate Ready Clyde

CSGN - Climate Ready Clyde

At the recent BASE Glasgow Conference, delegates heard about plans for 10,000 new eco-friendly street lamps for the city; work with Adaptation Scotland to ensure Glasgow is part of a Climate Ready Clyde; and the launch of Future City/Glasgow's prototype open data portal. Ten thousand energy efficient and eco-friendly street lamps are to be installed in Glasgow to replace outdated sodium lights and cut carbon emissions.

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Active Lifestyles GeoVation Challenge

Ordnance Survey have launch their 7th GeoVation Challenge, this time on the theme of 'How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?'. Ordnance Survey will be offering a slice of £100,000 to help develop ventures that make best use of their data, including OS OpenData and OS OpenSpace, together with other open data to solve problems. If you have an idea and are interested in collaborating with CSGN to make an entry or to assist you in taking it forward, contact Abigail Page in the CSGN Support Unit.

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Larbert High School - Nature of Scotland Award Winners

Central Scotland Green Network - RSPB Nature of Scotland Winners Larbert High School

Congratulations to Larbert High School who were presented with the Youth and Education Award at this year's RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards. Since 2011, Larbert High School has worked with the local community and partner organisations to safeguard Carron Dams SSSI. Their hard work has helped turn this nationally important site from an underused, neglected area into a thriving nature reserve; enjoyed by local people and used by pupils throughout the curriculum.

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