Climate Change Update

Climate strikes
Planning for the strike and city centre event on Friday is well advanced; we will have the gazebo and a stall in Barkers Pool with arrangements for MPs and MEPs to speak to the students. The line up so far is:

1.00 - 1:30 Clive Betts MP
1:30 - 2.00 Louise Hague MP
2.00 - 2:30 Gill Furniss MP
2:30 - 3.00 Paul Blomfield MP
3.00 - 3:30 Magid Magid MEP

Sara has a survey that we can get them to complete in groups which will get them to think about what they would want to ask the MPs. She will be able to share the survey content with the MPs. We will also have signs and banners on the gazebo,chalk for writing on the paving and will be taking photos.  Ways of ensuring follow up after the event with MPs and the children were discussed.

Picture Credit: Sheffield Friends of the Earth. Sheffield Student Strike

Tree Webinar
No update this month other than Richard made contact with the Woodland Trust at the Convention of the North.

Trade Union Event
There is a Trade Union event in Leeds on Sat, 19 October 2019 10am - 5pm - more information and tickets from:

Carbon  Literacy 
There is a Carbon Literacy Event to be held The Diamond University of Sheffield 19:30 – 21:30 tickets available via Eventbrite. Speaker Rachel Dunk, Principal Lecturer in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Manchester Metropolitan University. On the panel Cllr Mark Jones, Dr Rachel Rothman and Mark Swales

Sheffield City Council
Richard along with SCA, met with Cllr Mark Jones who now holds the SCC cabinet portfolio for Environment. Street scene and Climate Change, and his assistant Cllr Neale Gibson to discuss issues including buses, road widening, the Citizens’ Assembly, active travel, street lighting, electric bin lorries, carbon literacy project, trees, the school children’s strike and the council’s climate plan.