Arnold Clark is proud to announce we have teamed up with Scottish social enterprise Fuel Change in a new national endeavour to help businesses solve real-life carbon and climate change issues.
More than 150 young people and apprentices from various companies, including Arnold Clark, have signed up to take on the Big Tonnes Challenge, which will see them working with mentors over the next few months to come up with practical solutions and ideas.
Teams of up to eight 16 – 24-year-olds will take part in the challenge set by Fuel Change, alongside Arnold Clark, Intelligent Growth Solutions, CBI, Scottish Water, ArkDeFo, Jacobs, AECOM and Transport Scotland.
The challenge aims to empower young people to create a carbon neutral future for themselves and future generations.
Fuel Change, a not-for-profit organisation, wants to become a global platform that galvanises young people into taking meaningful action to address climate change, protecting the planet for their future and their children’s future.
Fuel Change co-founder Jennifer Tempany believes the launch of the challenge is coming at the perfect time, as the COP26 summit was just recently held in Glasgow.
She said: 'Given the success and impact of the previous challenge teams, we’re really looking forward to the start of our Big Tonnes Challenge. We can’t wait to work with the teams and support them to create innovative solutions and help them to develop invaluable skills.
'It’s an exciting time for Scotland as we reflect on the outcomes of COP26 in Glasgow and what the legacy of the summit might look like. Climate change has never been higher on the global political agenda so there’s really no better time for our next generation to get involved and take climate action.'
For more information and to get involved, visit here.