Saturday 29 February 2020, Huddersfield
Voluntary group Kirklees Climate Emergency Group is organising a free climate-focused event on ‘leap day’ Saturday 29 February 2020 at Huddersfield Mission, running from 1-5pm. Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, and Sir John Harman, former Leader, will be speaking at the event. Professor Andy Gouldson, Co-Chair of the Leeds Climate Commission, will be Guest Speaker at the event, and will be sharing lessons from Leeds as a possible roadmap for Kirklees’ own Climate Commission.
The event aims to build on the work that is already underway as part of Kirklees Council’s Climate Emergency Motion and bring community groups, businesses and the council together to kick-start immediate and effective climate action in Kirklees. The event will share with the wider community what action the Council is already planning and flag up what local groups and businesses are already doing to tackle the climate emergency as well as looking forward at how a Climate Commission for Kirklees could be a key tool in taking climate action in Kirklees.
One of the purposes of the event is networking and providing a space for people to find out how they can get involved in taking action locally, so there will be series of short presentations from a wide range of local groups and businesses about what they are doing to tackle the climate emergency and how to get involved.
Groups and businesses that will be speaking include:
– Culture Declares
– Extinction Rebellion
– Fossil Free West Yorkshire – calling fora fossil free West Yorkshire Pension Fund
– Holmfirth Parish Council Climate Emergency group
– Huddersfield New College Eco Group
– Huddersfield Youth Strike4Climate
– Kirklees Cycling Campaign
– Moors for the Future
– Local public transport campaigners
– Save Kirklees Trees
– STOP LEEDS Bradford Airport expansion
– Local businesses
Book a FREE ticket here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leap-into-climate-action-tickets-95006746737