Sustainablity is the focus this week as North Ayrshire Council lead Climate Week with a number of events.

While Climate Week runs through to Sunday, October 13, the council will facilitate discussions on climate change and highlighting ways the community can work together to help tackle the issue.

On Monday, October 7, Citrus Energy was at Kilwinning Library to offer support in reducing energy use in the home, as well as making sure locals are getting the best deal. They will also be at Saltcoats Library on Friday, October 11.

On Thursday, October 10, members of the public are invited to come along to Irvine’s Trinity Active Travel Hub to receive information and support on saving energy and money.

This drop-in event runs from 10am to 2pm and representatives from Home Energy Scotland and Citrus Energy will be on hand to help with switching suppliers and improving energy efficiency.

Meanwhile, Arran residents are invited to attend a Scottish Government workshop on Thursday from 11.30am to 2pm in Brodick Hall where the subject will be heat networks on islands.

North Ayrshire Council recently declared a Climate Emergency and is currently seeking your views on what can be done together to prevent irreversible damage to our environment.

A consultation called ‘Climate Change: Just Cool It’ can be accessed online, and locals are invited to join the debate and share their views on the subject.

The comments, suggestions and views you share throughout the consultation period will help to determine the goals which must be set for the council to achieve its bid to become a net-zero carbon local authority.