Global supper event to speak up on climate change

Speak up Week of Action on Climate Change. EMN-161013-143603001
Speak up Week of Action on Climate Change. EMN-161013-143603001

A special supper event is being held tomorrow evening (Friday) aimed at raising awareness about the issue of global warming.

CreateLincs Sleaford is hosting a global supper event for Speak Up Week for Action on Climate Change, a national campaign to draw attention to the consequences of climate change.

Local residents are welcome to go along to the supper, being held at the New Life Conference centre on Mareham Lane from 7pm and ask questions as it will feature a number of guest speakers.

It will kick off with a ‘Global Supper’ where people can sample food from around the world, accompanied by information about how that particular area and its food production could be affected by global warming and climate change.

There will be a short presentation on climate change by Geoff Stratford, followed by a talk by Nick Thorley and Victor Mughogho of Christian Aid in Malawi, who will describe how global warming is impacting sub-Saharan Africa, where he works.

Finally, Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Stephen Phillips will speak on the UK Government’s stance on the issue and how it is delivering on ambitious plans for lowering carbon emissions and supporting renewable energy in Lincolnshire, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

This free event is expected to finish at about 9pm.

The Speak Up Week of Action will see thousands of local people meeting their MPs across the country between October 8-16. From WI nature walks to church tea parties, community energy visits to school activities, people from all walks of life will make sure their politicians see how much their constituents care about climate change.

The Speak Up Week of Action is organised by The Climate Coalition – a group of over 100 organisations including Christian Aid, RSPB, WWF, Islamic Relief, CAFOD, WI as well as local groups. It is part of an ongoing effort to encourage the government to shift to 100 per cent clean energy within a generation.

For more details contact: globalsleaford@gmail.com , telephone 01529 410702.