People of Sheffield are making Time for the Climate

A mass event in Sheffield on 28th November will tell leaders at UN Climate Talks in Paris: it’s time to leave the age of fossil fuels behind.

Sheffield Climate Alliance is organising the Time for the Climate event to show world leaders meeting in Paris in December that in Sheffield we care passionately about people and the planet and we want far-reaching action on climate change, including a massive energy-saving programme in Sheffield.

Time for the Climate will take place on Tudor Square and nearby Upper Chapel, in Norfolk Street, from 12 noon until 4.30pm.

At 2pm we will hold a mass sing in Tudor Square, followed by a 1.5 minute silent vigil, which will be led by local faith leaders. Climate negotiators in Paris are seeking a deal which limits global warming to 2 degrees, but our vigil will highlight the call for 1.5 degrees from the most vulnerable countries facing imminent climate disaster.

We are also holding a Climate Cake-off competition which will be judged by local Bake Off star, Howard Middleton, assisted by Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, and Julia Armstrong of the Sheffield Star.  Other activities will include music from choirs and bands, craft activities and a debate, hosted by Festival of Debate.

We are really excited about this event and the chance to show our leaders that here in Sheffield we care deeply about keeping fossil fuel reserves in the ground. Although our event has a serious message, it will be fun and engaging and aims to help build a strong, local climate movement,” says Jenny Carpenter, Co-Chair of Sheffield Climate Alliance.

Time for the Climate is part of the Global People’s Climate March taking place around the world on 28th and 29th November, this includes the People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs in London on 29th November.

For more information contact Isobel Thomas tel 07793 001461 or Jenny Patient tel 07760 174335.

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CAFOD is an aid and development agency dedicated to improving the lives of the poorest in our world. In the UK we work to educate people about the causes of poverty, inspire them to campaign to address issues of social justice and inequality, and support them in fundraising activities. Overseas we work with local partners in 40 countries in South America, Africa and Asia to deliver long-term development projects and emergency aid. CAFOD's headquarters are in London and CAFOD Hallam is the local office for Sheffield and the surrounding area.

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