“Social justice and climate justice go hand-in-hand” – SNP MSP visits digital exclusion project

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick visited the Libertie Project this week during the Highland Climate Festival, taking part in a family-friendly event at their premises on Denny Street which aimed to share sustainable growing and cooking skills. 

The Inverness-based project, which mainly deals with digital skills and tackling digital exclusion, also got local kids involved by providing them with materials to paint their own planters and make “seed bombs”.

Emma Roddick said:

“It was a pleasure to get along to Libertie Project’s environmental day as part of the Highland Climate Festival and take part in their activities as well as chat about digital exclusion and sustainability.

“It’s clear that social justice and climate justice go hand-in-hand – we cannot leave one out as we work on the other.  While we take the Highlands towards net zero, we have to ensure that people remain connected, through promoting digital skills, improving connectivity, and retaining lifeline transport links.  The Libertie Project really understands this relationship and it was wonderful to talk more about how we can help each other and the people of the Highlands.”

The Highland Climate Festival, launched by the North Highlands & Islands Climate Hub, runs from 25th June to 3rd July with public events taking place across the Highlands.