Events and Campaigns

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Below is a list of all the events we currently have available to join, click on any that interest you to find a link to register. You can also add to your calendar to receive a reminder.

Wiltshire Climate Alliance - AGM 

30th January 2021 at 11am  

Our first ever WCA AGM meeting will be held on 30th January 2021 at 11.00 online. At the meeting we will be discussing;

  • Election of steering group.

  • Our groups and their future plans.

  • Detailed planning for 2nd anniversary of Wiltshire Council acknowledging a climate emergency.

Register for the meeting now using the button.

Sustainable Living Zoom Talks + Q&A's

Eva Rowe, a local sustainable blogger and 'old hat' at sustainable living, is running a series of zoom talks to share with us what she has learned over the last 5 years. The talks will be followed by a Q&A session.

Join us for a different topic every Tuesday @ 6pm.

12.01.21 - Sustainable Periods
19.01.21 - Saving Food Waste
26.01.21 - Sustainable Sex

02.02.21 - Going Plant Based
09.02.21 - Package Free Shopping
16.02.21 - Sustainable Fashion
23.02.21 - Plastic Free Bathroom Swaps
02.03.21 - Going Through Your Bin

To register to take part click here.

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Oxford Real Farming Programme - 7-13th January 2021

Want to know what the farming world is doing about climate. Visit this conference in the New Year to see!

To see what is on the programme and book tickets click here.

Did you know that UK power stations currently receive over £1 billion in UK renewable subsidies to burn trees as biomass energy? But is burning trees in power stations really renewable energy and what impact is the UK biomass industry having on forests around the world?

To find out more, please join @biofuelwatch and Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon for an online screening of the award-winning documentary "Burned: are trees the new coal?" with special guest speakers.

Free tickets: https://bit.ly/2KA2Fl6

The film explores the biomass industry in the Southern USA, and how Drax Power Station in Yorkshire is a major player in tree burning across the world.

Find out more: https://burnedthemovie.com/

We'll also have time for a discussion about how we can take action to protect forests.

Danny Kruger MP to host Wiltshire Climate Summit - 19th Feb 11.00 to 4pm

Danny Kruger one of Wiltshire's MPs is hosting to Climate Summit which should be very interesting and will include contribution from the former Covid-26 President Claire Perry..

It would be great to see this event being supported by many WCA members so that MPs across Wiltshire understand the strength of feeling that we have about the climate emergency.

Click HERE for more details and register for the meeting

Zero Carbon - Why NOT Nuclear? - 25th Feb at 7PM

SALISBURY CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT INVITES YOU TO

A WEBINAR ON THURSDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY AT 7.00PM

Speakers: Dr Andy Stirling and Dr Phil Johnstone

An opportunity to hear two key researchers from Sussex University speak about their evidence that nuclear power is obsolete in achieving zero-carbon, but exists now purely to underpin military use.

There will be plenty of opportunity for questions.

Save the date - We will add booking details as soon as we get them

CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY BILL

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill calls for:

  • the UK to make and enact a serious plan. This means dealing with our real fair share of emissions so that we don’t go over critical global rises in temperature

  • our entire carbon footprint be taken into account (in the UK and overseas)

  • the protection and conservation of nature here and overseas along supply chains, recognising the damage we cause through the goods we consume

  • those in power not to depend on technology to save the day, which is used as an excuse to carry on polluting as usual

  • ordinary people to have a real say on the way forward in a citizens’ assembly with bite.

CLIMATE NETWORKING CONFERENCE - Green European Foundation

Maintaining Momentum in Climate Change Leadership: Networking and energizing Conference Hub bringing together policy makers, academics, campaigners, writers & scientists.

 

Join for a day of (virtual) panels, discussions, and exhibition stands bringing together a variety of climate change actors, as we work together to ensure that climate stays top of everyone’s agenda amid a postponed COP26!

With the need for immediate climate action stronger than ever, the GEF are bringing together actors from civil society, politics, activism, and academia to determine what climate leadership looks like in 2020 and what strategies, messages, and objectives will propel us forward.

Get tickets by clicking HERE.

Local Electricity Bill - Write to your MP!

The Problem: The potential for community renewable energy to benefit local economies is being blocked by unfair regulations and hugely disproportionate costs.

The Solution: Power for People have drafted the Local Electricity Bill and are campaigning for it to be made law. This would give community-scale renewable energy a massive boost by empowering communities to sell their energy directly to local people.

The Campaign: So far, Power for People have brought a cross-party group of 187 MPs on board in support. But they need many more and to achieve this they need your help.

For more information see their website HERE

We like to keep a record of everything that we have been involved with so we don't delete out of date events but we have moved theme to the archive section seen on the LINK

Climate Change Committee - Series of talks - Path to Net Zero

The Problem: The potential for community renewable energy to benefit local economies is being blocked by unfair regulations and hugely disproportionate costs.

The Solution: Power for People have drafted the Local Electricity Bill and are campaigning for it to be made law. This would give community-scale renewable energy a massive boost by empowering communities to sell their energy directly to local people.

The Campaign: So far, Power for People have brought a cross-party group of 187 MPs on board in support. But they need many more and to achieve this they need your help.

For more information see their website HERE

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