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Green Tease: Planting Seeds for the Future

Green Tease: Planting Seeds for the Future

Creative Carbon Scotland is pleased to invite you to our next event in the Green Tease series run in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes, Confor and the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

**Please note the timings of this event have changed from 4 – 6pm to 4:30 – 6:30pm due to factors outside of our control. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.** 

Scotland has set itself ambitious targets to respond to climate change, to conserve its environment, and to grow a land-based economy for the future. As a country, it is the first to declare a ‘Climate Emergency’, and the first European country to pledge contributions to the Bonn Challenge to restore degraded ecosystems. Yet Scotland is not so much a geography as the sum of its people, and its success in charting its future course ultimately depends on us. It is for this reason that we are creating a discussion forum to share ideas and visions for the future among practitioners working across diverse sectors including Scotland’s land-based and cultural sectors.

The evening, part of Creative Carbon Scotland’s Green Tease events programme, will include short presentations and a panel discussion with speakers working across public and private sectors in diverse contexts including visual arts, forestry and academia, followed by the chance for participants to meet and make new connections between their different areas of work over a drink.

To introduce a range of perspectives on opportunities for cross-sector collaboration, contributions will be made by the following speakers:

Professor Jaboury Ghazoul, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes at the University of Edinburgh, wants to see more collaboration on climate change and will look at how people coming together with a common aim can make a difference.

Andrew Heald MICFor, Confor Technical Director, will give an insight into how a new approach is needed to reach climate change targets and how modern forestry has an important role to play. Confor is a membership organisation for sustainable forestry and wood-using businesses.

Visual artist Hannah Imlach will share her experiences working within environmental research groups and conservation organisations, focussing primarily on a recently completed project in the Flow Country working alongside peatland scientists.

Hester McQueen, Marketing Manager of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, will explain how its members, both foresters and arboriculturists, are already making a difference by reaching out to other professions. The Institute is the only Royal body offering chartered status in the sector in the UK.

This event is organised in partnership with Creative Carbon Scotland, the Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes, Confor and the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

Those working in sectors including agriculture, conservation, forestry, and environmental management are encouraged to attend, as are those engaged in the cultural sector including artists working across any artform and those engaged in community-based arts and environmental initiatives.

Register to attend: This event is free to attend and spaces are limited so please register in advance here via Eventbrite. 

Getting here: Out of the Blue is well placed for public transport links, buses include 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 22, 25, 49, and there is bicycle parking and free on-street parking on Dalmeny Street if required. For directions please see:

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided on arrival, and a glass of wine or a soft drink following presentations.

For further information please contact Gemma Lawrence:

Image credit: Hannah Imlach, Hazel Anemometer, tulipwood, brass and 3D printed components, 2018

Green Tease is a network and ongoing informal events programme, connecting creative practices and environmental sustainability across Scotland.  Creative Carbon Scotland runs the Green Tease Open Call, which is a funded opportunity supporting sustainability practitioners and artists to exchange ideas, knowledge and practices with the aim of building connections and widening understanding of the role of arts in influencing a more sustainable society.


1st July 2019
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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The Out Of The Blue Drill Hall
36 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh, EH6 8RG United Kingdom
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