Monday, 4 February 2008

What Can I Do About Climate Change Workshop

Please find below and attached details of a training event running on 8th March at RISC. Please spread this far and wide.

What Can I Do About Climate Change?
A powerful day workshop teaching facilitation skills to guide you towards strong effective local action.
Location: RISC in Reading
Date: 8th March 08
Time: 09:15 - 16:30
Cost: £25/10
Contact: Hamish Wills 0117 9735798/

Reading Borough Council is also offering workshops on climate change. They say they are working to improve air quality and tackle climate change and we are now in the process of developing local action plans for these linked issues. As part of the consultation process in February we would like to invite you to one of two workshops to give you the opportunity to say what you think should be done about air quality and climate change. We would value your contribution.

The workshop dates are:

1. Saturday 23rd Feb at 11am to 1pm in the Kennet Room in the Civic Centre or
2. Tuesday 26th Feb at 6.30 to 8.30pm in Greyfriars Church, West End Room, Friar Street

The workshops will include time for questions and suggestions, a chance to pool ideas with a smaller group of people and plenty of opportunity for your views to be recorded.

For more information and to register please contact us via email or telephone 0118 939 0252 telling us your name, contact information and the workshop you would like to attend.

The consultation document will shortly be available on the website or if you would like a hard copy please ask for a copy to be emailed or sent in the post. If you would like some background information on air quality please visit our website For some more information on climate change and the issues around it, please visit the DEFRA website

It does seem unlikely but they may finally be staring to take the environment seriously. What I think would help is a kind of audit showing the efffect in emissions of their policy choices, to help them choose the least damaging one. At the moment RBCs policy seems to be to put up bus fairs and so increase traffic. It would cost very little to improve cycing facilities, but they dont do this. Im cycling to work every day now and see many others also on two wheels, but we take our lives in our hands on the roads. And then when you want to cycle down broad st we have to get off, but cars and lorries ar using it for deliveries. So we have to push bikes around cars, some climate change policy that is.

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