Appliqued panel, created by Quakers working with the Loving Earth Project.
How Can I Get Involved?
- Take part in an event.
We are advertising events and opportunities organised by Quakers or partner organisations. Go to our Events and Activities page to find out more.
- Support activists
One of our core priorities is to get Global South voices represented at the COP. People from Global South countries and communities often struggle to get past the visa application system, apart from the travel costs. The COP26 Coalition has launched a crowd sourcing fund to pay for a lawyer to help them through the visa system so they can get to COP. Visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/support-global-south-activists-get-to-cop26 to contribute to the crowd fund.
There is also a WHO Foundation Fund to help provide vaccines for people in the Global South https://gogiveone.org/.
- Host people attending COP26
If you live in Central Scotland and are willing to offer accommodation to delegates or visitors, we suggest you do it through a new online non-profit accommodation platform Human Hotel. This provides a website, specifically configured for COP26, where you can list your sofa or spare room, and then be matched with a guest who needs a place to stay.
To become a host, visit www.humanhotel.com/cop26/ . You will need about 15 minutes, some nice photos of your spare room and your bank details. We have developed a simple guide to using the Human Hotel platform, available [here].
- Help our Glasgow Meeting House
We will be looking for volunteers to act as wardens in the Meeting House during the COP. They will be responsible for the safety and comfort of visitors to the Meeting House, as well as answering questions etc. You will need to be available for training before the COP and so should live with reasonable travelling distance. Apply [here] as soon as possible.
For other volunteering opportunities, including eldership opportunities, please use [this] form.
- Bring COP26 into your community
Organise an event to publicise COP26 and Quaker concerns for the environment in your area. Let us know and we will publicise it on our website. You can also make a poster to inform people about COP26 and what you, or Quakers in Scotland are hoping for from it. Some activist Friends have some suggestions on what you might include on your poster available for download. This is potentially a great opportunity for any Younger Friends in your meeting to get involved. Go here for more information.
Alternatively you could hold a vigil to raise awareness of loss and damage arising from climate change. There is a handy guide on organising vigils here - L&D Awareness Day vigil guide (quaker.org.uk)
- Share knowledge/communicate
This webpage is an opportunity for Friends across Scotland to share what work they are planning to do for COP26 and call for support. Please let us know and we will update our events page with the information. If you want to share any events or activities through our website, please contact zoep [at] quaker.org.uk. For all other questions or enquiries, please contact cop26 [at] quakerscotland.org.
You can also share information through Quaker Peace and Social Witness' Climate Action Database. To find out more, go to COP26 actions | Quakers in Britain
- Send a message to our leaders
Climate Scotland aims to get 10,000 voices from across Scotland to call for “strong and meaningful commitments to protect the things we love, and to make a better future for us all.” To join your voice to the throng, go to https://climatescotland.org/add-your-voice/