The ecological and climate crises, along with the lingering effects of COVID, mean that the time is ripe to reimagine how our city functions for people and nature
South Glasgow Heritage & Environment Trust (SGHET)
We support Glasgow National Park City’s drive to inspire a shared vision for greener, healthier and wilder cities - where people, places and nature are better connected. Strengthening the link between the natural and built environments of South Glasgow and fostering engagement with both is part of our vision, whether through promoting the maintenance, adaptation and re-use of buildings (as the greenest building is the one that already exists) through to championing the natural landscape, waterways and biodiversity of South Glasgow as key to our sense of place, cultural histories, health and wellbeing.
The Hidden Gardens
Glasgow has so much to offer people and nature. Becoming a National Park City will raise awareness amongst its citizens of all the green spaces and natural resource the city has to offer; and inspire actions to support biodiversity, ecology, take climate action and become more connected with each other.
Glasgow City Council
Glasgow City Council is delighted to be part of and support the Glasgow National Park City Project. Our parks and open spaces are an invaluable asset to our city bringing health and wellbeing benefits to residents and visitors, allowing us all to get closer to nature and playing an integral part in enhancing biodiversity and our goal to be Net Zero by 2030 as part of the Climate Plan.
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust
Glasgow is a city of surprises, where frogs are found in back gardens and common lizards scurry around Kirks and business parks. The ARC trust supports public events and citizen science to highlight the amphibians and reptiles Glaswegians share their city with.
Friends of Linn Park
Linn Park LNR has been an important community resource for over 100 years, and understanding it's connection to a wider landscape is important.
Friends of King's Park Glasgow
We support the vision of Glasgow National Park City because we value connecting people with nature and each other in Glasgow's beautiful green places and spaces.
The urban fox programme
We need to do this for young people and future generations
Glasgow Eco Trust
Glasgow - the Dear Green Place - has an amazing amount of green and blue space across the city and this needs to highlighted and celebrated, invested in and made accessible to everyone that lives, works and visits this great city!
Ethnic Minority Environmental Network (EMEN) facilitated by CEMVO Scotland
We support this vision as the increase of Green Spaces have several benefits. The first being direct potential benefits to carbon sequestration in urban environments, and a potential decrease in biodiversity. We recognise this as an opportunity to further increase access to green spaces for communities that are underprivileged. Research has shown that better availability of green spaces can increase mental health for individuals. It also allows a pathway to the feeling of ownership and protection of nature for these communities.
Parents For Future Glasgow & Clyde
Parents for Future Glasgow & Clyde supports this important campaign to make Glasgow a National Park City. We are part of a voluntary global network of parents and carers who believe in tackling climate change and creating a future where our children can grow up, safe and healthy, embodying values of social and ecological justice. Everyone deserves easy and equal access to green, wild spaces.This inclusive and urgent campaign will help our city to protect and celebrate the many greens spaces that Glasgow is so proud of, and will help reclaim and create new spaces for many more people and children to connect, play, explore, learn and thrive. Being a national park city will help bring the change that is needed for a healthier and greener Glasgow for all!
Pat's Guide to Glasgow's West End
The idea of Glasgow as a Dear Green Place, with an abundance of parks and green spaces, should mean that these spaces are safeguarded and more accessible green spaces developed to improve the health and wellbeing of the city's citizens and help save the planet in tackling climate change.