Clean Energy 2030 Vigil

drawing of a local landscape

Clean Energy 2030 Vigil

Friday 10th May

St George’s Square, Huddersfield

Assemble from 6.15pm

Vigil will last 2030 seconds from 6.35pm to around 7.13pm

Join the Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change in calling on Jason McCartney MP, Simon Reevell MP and Craig Whittaker MP to support a clean energy target in Parliament in the next few weeks.

At the moment an Energy Bill is passing through parliament.

The government’s independent advisor, the Committee on Climate Change has said that the Bill needs to include a clear target for virtually carbon free electricity by 2030.  This has been supported by many groups.

If the Bill includes a target for electricity to be carbon free it will help us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and meet our climate targets. It will also provide a big boost to the green economy which provided 1/3 of growth during 2011 and will make us less dependent on expensive and scarce gas supplies.

In the next few weeks MPs will be voting on an amendment tabled by Tim Yeo, the chair of the Committee on Energy and Climate Change which will provide a clear target for virtually carbon-free electricity by 2030.

More information about the vigil

More information about the campaign

Contact your MP about the clean energy target

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Clean British Energy / Green is Working lobby

crowd wearing green hard hats outside the TreasurySaturday 24th November 2012
Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street

An action from the Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change to say that the government’s Energy Bill must build the green economy.

Did you know?

  • Last year 1/3 of UK economic growth came from green businesses.
  • The renewable electricity industry already employs 110, 000 people with the potential to employ tens of thousands more people.
  • Developing the green economy would reduce the UK’s balance of payments by reducing our imports of fossil fuels.
  • Green energy would help regional economies grow across the UK.

The Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change are calling on the government to:

Decarbonise Electricity by 2030 and
Keep Aviation and Shipping in the Climate Act

11.45 am Photo stunt (Please wear something green)

12 noon to 12.30pm Lobby of Jason McCartney, MP for the Colne Valley. Please note: This meeting is by prior arrangement so if you would like to attend please email kirkleesccc@hotmail.co.uk by Wednesday 21st November 2012.

For more information see:

Green is Working – Stop Climate Chaos

Clean British Energy – Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change

Green is Working poster (pdf)

Free climate course in Berry Brow – starts 10th October

drawing of windmill

Interested in climate issues and energy saving? Groundwork are running free courses in household energy.

Gain new skills and enhance your CV and employment prospects!

This course is for unemployed adults (18+) living in Kirklees, who do not have a similar or higher qualification.

The course starts on Wednesday 10th October 2012 and runs every Wednesday and Friday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm, until Friday 2nd November at:

Newsome South Methodist Church, Birch Road, Berry Brow, Huddersfield, HD4 7LP

You will work towards the City and Guilds Level 1 Award Introduction to Household Energy Efficiency which covers:

  • Fuel consumption in the home
  • Renewable electricity
  • Renewable heat
  • Heat loss and insulation
  • Space and water heating

Free lunch included.

Interested?

Contact Leah Black to find out more or to book a place:

Tel. 0113 238 0601 / 07730 765555
email: leah.black@groundwork.org.uk

www.groundwork.org.uk/leeds

Groundwork can also run this course free for local groups. Please contact Leah if your group are interested.

Climate Change Course – Newsome (pdf)

Berry Brow Eco Fair – Saturday 6th October 2012

the earth surrounded by peopleEco Fair
Saturday 6th October 2012
10am to 4pm

Newsome South Methodist Church
Birch Road, Berry Brow HD4 7LP

Come and find out lots of ways of reducing your carbon footprint and reducing your energy costs.

Lots of information, advice and activities – and a chance to celebrate all of the great environmental work that’s going on in the Newsome ward.

A useful day for residents, and for anyone who is involved in running a community building.

 

Stalls and activities include:

  • Growing Newsome
  • Stirley Farm (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust)
  • Free-Cycle
  • L.E.D. Lighting
  • One Good Turn
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Green Deal
  • Community Cards
  • Fair Trade
  • CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England)
  • Penistone Line Partnership
  • Wormery demo

There will be food available and you can have a look at how renewable energy is being used in this community building.

You might also like to put up a poster for this event:

Eco Fair poster (pdf)

Parents and Community Eco-friendly Course 2012

Hillside Primary School logoHillside Primary School have been running a very successful gardening course for parents and others in the local community. The course is now expanding to take on more activities – and there are a few place left if you’d like to join in.

The course is fortnightly on a Wednesday from 9am to 11am at Hillside Primary on Headfield Road in Newsome.

The next class is on 26th September 2012.

 

This term, as well as growing vegetables, participants will be cooking with their harvest, learning about garden design, recycling at home, getting energy saving tips and making natural Christmas decorations.

Please contact Laura Merriman, Eco-Schools Leader, if you’d like to take part:

email: laura.merriman@edukirklees.net
Tel. 01484 226834

Interested in climate issues and energy? Free course…

drawing of windmill

Interested in climate issues and energy saving? Groundwork are running free courses in household energy.

Gain new skills and enhance your CV and employment prospects!

This course is for unemployed adults (18+) living in Kirklees, who do not have a similar or higher qualification. The course takes 8 to 12 weeks to complete, so you can study at your own pace.

You can start ANY TUESDAY between now and Tuesday 18th September 2012. The course is at Voluntary Action Kirklees, Lord Street, Huddersfield from 1pm to 4.30pm each Tuesday.

You will work towards the City and Guilds Level 1 Award Introduction to Household Energy Efficiency which covers:

  • Fuel consumption in the home
  • Renewable electricity
  • Renewable heat
  • Heat loss and insulation
  • Space and water heating

Interested?

Contact Leah Black to find out more or to book a place:

Tel. 0113 238 0601 / 07730 765555
email: leah.black@groundwork.org.uk

www.groundwork.org.uk/leeds

Groundwork can also run this course free for local groups, on either Wednesdays or Fridays at a place of your choice. Please contact Leah if your group are interested.

Climate course leaflet (pdf)

Newsome Walking Tour – 7th May

We’re taking part in a day of activities organised by the Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change on Saturday 7th May. You can meet councillor Andrew Cooper and Diane Sims from Growing Newsome at 4.15pm on 7th May for a walking tour through Newsome. We’ll be looking at examples of how low carbon technologies such as solar PV are used in the area as well as visiting the community allotment at Ashenhurst and other food growing sites nearby.

You can meet us at the start of the walking tour at the junction of Castle Avenue and Newsome Road at 4.15pm. The walking tour will finish at 5.30pm. An exhibition, ‘The Climate is Changing’, is also on show at the North Light Gallery in Armitage Bridge.


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