GREEN CITY

Please join us for our Green City events this autumn, as we reflect together on how we can help fight catastrophic climate change and preserve the biodiversity and beauty of our world.

 

22 October, 6.30pm: Climate change and the developing world

Speakers: 

Jessica Hall, campaigns and organising officer, Christian Aid

Joanne Green, senior policy advisor, Tearfund

Steve Hughes, former CEO, A Rocha

People in developing countries are already being badly affected by climate change. What’s happening and how can we help? Talks and a panel discussion with three experts in the field. 

Climate change and pollution are seriously and disproportionately affecting those in the developing world.  With reference to some of the Christian Aid’s current overseas projects, Jess Hall, campaigns and organising officer, will describe the problems involved and how we can best make our voices heard in campaigning for action.

Tearfund have developed a number of innovative schemes to help people in the developing world mitigate the effects of climate change.  Joanne Green, senior policy advisor on waste and the ‘circular economy’ will describe some of these, such as providing clean off-grid energy, switching to clean stoves and dealing with plastic pollution.

The Christian charity A Rocha is responsible for the Eco-Church initiative (of which All Hallows is a member) and works for the protection and restoration of the natural world.  Steve Hughes, its former CEO, will talk about their conservation projects at home and overseas, and about how we might help campaign on biodiversity issues.

The three short talks will be followed by questions to the speakers and a panel discussion with the audience.

 

29 October, 6.30pm: Eco Cafe Discussion Group

Informal discussion over drinks, with ideas for cutting your carbon footprint, living more sustainably and campaigning effectively.

An evening for sharing ideas on living more sustainably and combating climate change, with facilitated discussion on a number of environmental topics and some fun ways to learn more. Try your hand at sorting a grocery basket of foods from carbon light to carbon hefty – you may be surprised at which are the worst culprits! A relaxed café style event open to all with drinks and light refreshments around small tables.

 

14 November, 6.30pm: Environment Quiz & Vegan Supper

Test your knowledge of all things environmental and distinguish climate change fact from hearsay or fiction.  Fun quiz followed by vegan supper as we put learning into practice and share some new vegan recipes.  All welcome, but please RSVP to sophia@ahbtt.org.uk if you are coming so that we know how many to cook for.