There's still plenty of things we can do to help the climate and campaign for change during this time of covid-related restrictions. Here's some ideas:
Fri 13 Nov, 10am-5pm: Climate and Ecological Emergency: Taking Action Together. This online conference explores how councils, other public organisations, businesses, charities and communities can all work together to develop radical Action Plans to deliver on their commitments to tackle the climate emergency. For individuals, there are lots of sessions on how you can get involved and actions you can take either individually or collectively, in action groups or with your local councils. For more information and/or to register, see link here.
Mon 23 Nov, 6pm-7.15pm: Green New Deal Norwich Welcome Call (on Zoom). For anyone who is thinking of getting involved with Green New Deal Norwich and would like to know more. Will Include a short presentation about the Green New Deal UK and plans for the Norwich hub, and a chance to meet in small groups and discuss which aspects of the Green New Deal appeal to you. Sign up here.
By Sun 29 Nov: Please sign this petition to stop Norfolk County Council spending £1.9M on further car parking spaces at County Hall at a time of climate emergency and severe cuts in public services.
By Mon 30 Nov: Norfolk Coast AONB Transport Survey
How do you get around the Area of Natural Beauty (AONB)? How would you like to? Are these answers different? We are currently reviewing the Norfolk Coast AONB Transport Strategy. As part of this process we would like to ask local people and visitors to the area about their experiences of getting around the AONB. We are aiming to record any issues and opportunities at a parish level, with particular regards to local traffic management including visitor car parking, walking and cycling opportunities and any further learning acquired during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Please let us know your experiences here.
Anytime soon: Sign the Climate Coalition's "The Time Is Now" declaration to the Prime Minister ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Summit (COP26) in Glasgow, and keep informed about their future work.
Anytime soon: For more ideas for action join Mighty Earth, a global organisation that works to conserving threatened landscapes like tropical rainforests, protect oceans and fight climate change.
Updates from our last bulletin:
Throughout November: the Boiling Point webinar series gives you the chance to learn the basics of international climate change politics ahead of the UN climate conference, COP26, scheduled for Glasgow 2021. You can catch up with their previous webinars on their YouTube channel here.
Anytime soon: Write to your MP asking them to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill or sign up to become part of the CEE Bill campaign. Find your MP details here or here.
Anytime soon: do get in touch with us if you are interested in supporting the work of Citizen's Climate Lobby UK by lobbying MPs for the Climate Income (or Carbon Fee and Dividend). Or see here for a template letter you can adapt to send to your MP.
You can keep up to date with ideas for actions on our website here, or on our facebook page here.
The Call for a Moratorium on the Invasion and Destruction of Amazonian Indigenous Lands. See link here
Tell fashion companies to invest in a green recovery. See link here
Some products and ideas here for anyone home-schooling. See link here
Sign the petition here to end sewage pollution.
Send a message to the Prime Minister (see email form here) on the climate emergency, or write to The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (email address: firstname.lastname@example.org) who is also overseeing preparations for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). See here for a letter written to the PM by one of our subscribers which might give you some inspiration.