Leader, November 5 2021

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Time to change for the climate

It can be a bit overwhelming when we are told climate change is ‘the greatest threat to our existence in our short history on this planet’ and that humanity is facing ‘code red’.

As the world’s biggest powers debate the best ways to combat the climate challenges we all face, it would be easy to give up in the belief our individual actions will have little or no impact on the bigger picture.

But the cumulative impact of everyone making a few small changes could have a huge  difference.

We don’t all have to rush to buy an electric car – how about buying a reusable cup for your coffee instead of using a disposable plastic cup every day, or turning off lights when leaving a room to help save energy?

Every little helps.

Well done to green distillery

Well done to Beinn an Tuirc Distillers for winning two awards at the Scottish Gin Awards.

It is worth noting the distillery’s prizewinning spirits are sustainably produced using the company’s own renewable energy from its small hydro-electric scheme.

That means those of us in Kintyre can enjoy a guilt-free tipple as we ponder the challenges of climate change, knowing the gin is produced in an environmentally sustainable way, with low delivery mileage!