Derby Climate Coalition, in partnership with Derby City Council, is setting up a quarterly forum where individuals and organisations can discuss green matters related to Derby – including green and renewable energy supply, sustainable transportation, buildings and planning issues.
This is meeting at the Council House at 6.30 pm on Tuesday November the 22nd.
Derby Climate Coalition and 38 Degrees invite all those people who are interested in doing something against potential fracking, in their area or across Derbyshire people to attend the next Steering Group meeting on Tuesday 13 October at 6.00 pm, room 11 at Derby Council House.
The Government is hell-bent on introducing fracking in parts of Derbyshire, including inside the city boundaries. On Monday evening (September 21) I attended a meeting in Derby organized jointly by Derby Climate Coalition and Derby 38 Degrees which looked at the economic and environmental consequences of fracking. This was very clearly spelt out by Brian Davey, a freelance ecological economist from Nottingham. Another speaker, Nigel Lee, showed us the actual plans and proposals for Derbyshire. Chris Williamson, Derby North MP until the 2015 election also spoke about Labour’s views on fracking and in particular, Jeremy Corbyn’s views which can be seen in a document “Protecting Our Planet” which you can find online.
Around fifty individuals attended the meeting. As well as members of Derby Climate Coalition, 38 Degrees, there were members from Friends of the Earth, local trade unions, Frackfree Notts, Frackfree Derbyshire, a member from Derby University and probably other groups I am unaware of. There was also a good turnout from the Green Party. Continue reading REPORT on Stop Fracking meeting, 21 September→
Organised by The Climate Coalition. At Westminster on 17 June.
Join thousands of people as they descend on Westminster for a day of action on climate change. Celebrate all the things you love that could be affected by climate change, hear from some fantastic speakers – and be part of the UK’s biggest ever climate change lobby.
We are trying to book a coach from Derby. Contact us as soon as possible if you are interested.
Thank you very much for coming to speak to the Climate Coalition last Thursday. As you know, people were very engaged. We agree with you that that many of these streets do have problems with waste management and that a move to a simpler system may help.
Last Saturday I heard Bill Mcguire, Professor of Geophysical & Climate Hazards at University College London, talk about how a changing climate can trigger earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes. Ironically he was speaking at Cromford Mill in Derbyshire, which contributed, as much as anywhere else, to the start of the Industrial Revolution . It was here that Richard Arkwright proudly opened the world’s first factory nearly 250 years ago. Continue reading Waking the giant!→
a 50 per cent increase in the number of unstaffed stations.
Train companies are driving through the cuts in an attempt to find £3.5bn in efficiency savings by 2019, as requested by the government.
If the cuts go ahead one in ten staff currently working on the railways – including train guards, maintenance workers, and ticket office staff – could lose their jobs and around three-quarters of all the UK’s railway stations could become unstaffed.
This is not a case of creating a million climate jobs but of saving 20,000 Climate Jobs. The better and more attractive the railway service, the easier it will be to get people off the roads and to stop catching planes to places within the UK like Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The march will go to the Silk Mill for the laying of the chaplet commemorating the struggle of the workers there in 1834 and will then continue back to the Market Square for speeches and entertainment, with the rally starting at midday
Speakers include Manuel Cortes General Secretary TSSA transport union and Romayne Phoenix People’s Assembly steering group.
Both are active supporters of environmental issues.
Derby Climate Coalition will be running a stall. Please come and help.
Coalition comprising a number of local groups active in addressing the solutions to climate change.