Why are children revolting and what can we do about it? Thousands of young people have been striking for action on climate change and calling on adults to join them in a general strike. What is all the fuss about and how can we all take action without taking to the streets?
Monday 23 September 2019, 19.30 - 21.15
Harrogate Ladies' College
Over the last year the School Strike for Climate campaign has gained momentum, with thousands of children around the world deciding not to attend classes and instead take part in demonstrations to demand action to prevent further global warming and climate change.
Many more strikes are planned, with a call for adults to show their support and join a global strike on Friday 20 September. Many adults will support this call to action but for those who do not wish to protest in this fashion and take to the streets there are still many ways to help defeat the worst affects of climate change.
This event aims to show residents of the Harrogate District the reality of climate change and what changes they can make in the way they live to help stop its worst effects. We will focus on two key areas - energy and food - which on average account for more than 40% of carbon emissions for individuals living in the UK.
Guest speakers confirmed are;
Prof Piers Forster
Eminent climate scientist, Harrogate resident and IPCC panel member
CEO of Yorkshire Energy Systems
Leeds Food Partnership - Sustainable Food Cities Coordinator
The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session, with the opportunity to get answers to those questions you always wanted to ask.
Refreshments will be served from 19.00.
This is a free of charge event open to everyone.
Please let us know if you can attend this event to help with our planning, by registering on the Eventbrite page. But don't worry if you can't, just come along on the evening.