Category Archives: ZERO CARBON EVENTS

Ditch Coal 09/06/16

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Facebook event can be found here.

For our last event of this term, join Zero Carbon and The Coal Action Network on June 9th, 7:30pm at the Lecture Theatre (Trinity Hall College) for a very special film and discussion on how to end coal’s journey of destruction.

Four coal fired power stations have closed in the last six months. The coal industry is choking on its own fumes, but we need to help it into its death throws.

Main speaker: Vladimir Slivyak from Ecodefense, a radical Russian group raising awareness of the plight of indigenous shor and Teleut people living in the Russian coalfields that supply coal to the UK.

Touring across the country, the Ditch Coal Roadshow will take you back to coal’s point of extraction – focussing on the mines in the UK and Russia – and follow it to the UK’s coal fired power stations.

The Coal Action Network’s own speaker will look at the situation in the UK’s opencast mines and power stations and open the discussion about what we can do about the industry.

Come along to find out more and to discuss how you can get involved in ending coal’s journey of destruction.

Find our more about the Coal Action Tour here.

Students, non-students – all welcome!

Why the climate crisis can help us reclaim democracy (panel discussion) 26/04/16

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Check out our Facebook event here.
Climate change is often presented to us as an abstract scientific issue and yet its consequences have profound implications on every aspect of our lives. To tackle the climate crisis does not only mean more people turning off their lights and recycling – it requires that we re-think the way our society runs; in its political systems, in business practices etc.

Climate justice movements across the world are growing in their demands for a fossil free future, and for a fair and justice transition.

But in changing the way our system runs, can the climate crisis actually help us reclaim our democracy?

Join Zero Carbon and guest speakers:

SUZANNE JEFFERY (Chair of the Campaign Against Climate Change and the CCC Trade Union Group)

OSCAR GILLESPIE (Green Party Councillor in Cambridge, worked with Fossil Free Cambridgeshire)

ANGUS SATOW (Co-founder of the Cambridge University divestment campaign and campaigns officer at Zero Carbon)

More speakers TBC!!!!

Hope to see you there, in the run up to our March for Divestment (April 30th).

All welcome!