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Calling all u3as. A new Media Scotland club starts on Wednesday 19 May, from 7-8pm on zoom. It’s for existing or new volunteers interested in promoting local u3a activities. Bring a cuppa as we look at how u3as attract new people and members using the press, facebook, twitter and community websites. We can swop ideas, share what works and support each other. For the zoom link please email: pr.advisor.scotland@gmail.com

u3a Day 2021

Does your u3a have any activities planned for 2 June? Why not share the details with our new PR advisor, Allana Parker? She plans to contact the national press and mention what Scottish u3as are doing. If you can, please contact her before 19 May at pr.advisor.scotland@gmail.com

Countdown to COP26, 1st-12th November 2021

Are you amongst the 64% of the population concerned about Climate Change? Here’s how Scottish u3a members can become involved in COP26 this November.

In collaboration with the Climate Reality Project, you can become involved in 3 ways:
1. Before COP26: Join the Trust u3a ‘Countdown to COP’ discussion group; invite speakers from Climate Reality, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace etc to your meetings; join local u3a Climate and Eco Groups.
2. During the event: Take part in events in Glasgow (in person or virtually); tell your climate-related story: the changes you see in nature, the impact of flooding and farming.
3. Afterwards: Continue to tell your story; invite relevant speakers to your u3a; participate in local u3a Eco and Climate Groups.

What? COP26 is the 26th annual meeting of the United Nations' Conference of the Parties (COP) on Climate Change. Important for the UK because of its potential to place us as world leaders in climate change.

When? 1st – 12th November 2021
Where? SEC, Glasgow

Who? Leaders from all the countries that signed up to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change: a treaty agreed in 1994.

Why? The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. Adopted by 196 parties (including the UK) at COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015, its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees C, preferably to 1.5 degrees’, compared with pre-industrial levels. At COP26, leaders will account for their actions and agree the way forward.

For further information contact:
Brenda Ainsley. b_ainsley@hotmail.com
or Ann Keating. ann.keating@u3a.org.uk