On Thursday 6th of May, the Scottish Parliament elections will take place. This is an election where climate must be a priority. This election gives candidates the opportunity to show that they support educating Scottish youth on the climate and ecological emergency and ensuring they are prepared for the future they will face.
Teach the Future Scotland has been very busy starting our election campaign. We have been contacting election candidates asking if they would pledge their support for climate education.
The pledge which was drafted by young people in Scotland volunteering for the Teach the Future campaign is as follows:
“If elected as a Member of the Scottish Parliament on May 6th 2021, I pledge to use my voice and my vote to further and support Teach the Future Scotland’s campaign, by endorsing more comprehensive climate education and sustainable actions in educational facilities.”
This pledge has been supported by most of the parties and has been signed by a few candidates.
Teach the Future Scotland will continue reaching out to all the candidates to encourage them to commit to supporting Teach the Future’s policy asks if they are elected to the Scottish Parliament on the 6th of May.
Find out more information on our Instagram @ttf.scot or our twitter @_teachthefuture. You can also email us at Scotland@teachthefuture.uk or fill in the form on the website if you are interested in joining the team.