Get Involved as an Individual

Become a Proud Supporter

Sustainability is something in which everyone can play a part. Taking action on climate change, looking after nature and wildlife, and creating stronger communities are Global Goals which can be achieved by bringing people together at a local level. The small steps that each of us takes become part of something much bigger.

Our Proud Supporter scheme was launched as one way to help realise this ambition. It is a means for individuals to get involved with the Biosphere and to signal their support for sustainability. It is a charter of six principles which reflect the UNESCO Biosphere ethos and our shared journey towards Global Goals.  There is no cost involved, and you do not have to live within the Biosphere to be a Proud Supporter. Membership of the scheme is currently around 400 individuals, businesses, organisations and community groups across our Biosphere and beyond – a growing network of people connected by their shared values.

If you live, work or play in Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere then it belongs to you – be a part of it, and help shape a sustainable future for southwest Scotland.

Our Proud Supporter Charter

Biosphere Communities are places where residents, businesses and organisations have committed to being Proud Supporters of the Biosphere by signing up to our charter of six principles

Help to conserve the natural resources of the Biosphere

Support the economy to benefit people and nature

Promote cultural heritage and local products

Contribute to the health and well-being of the community

Develop knowledge, understanding and promote research

Raise awareness of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere