Preston mother Sonia Phillips has set up a brand new grassroots climate action group, Climate Action Preston.Advertisement
Many of these groups have been popping up around the country in association with Friends of the Earth.
Sonia, who first moved to Preston five years ago for a teaching job, is starting the Preston group to help tackle the major global issue.
The group’s first meeting is set to be on Saturday 30 November at 10.30am at The Larder in Lancaster Road, and
Sonia is also running a Climate Change Hustings at The Harris on Wednesday 4 December from 5.30pm to 7pm, where you can speak to Preston constituency candidates about how they plan to tackle climate change.
Sonia is inviting anyone who has an interest in tackling climate change to go along to the events.
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Sonia said: “Whether you’ve been a climate activist for 30 years or this is the first time you’ve considered getting involved, everyone has the ability to make a positive contribution in the fight against climate change.
“It’s essential that we do what we can to be part of the solution since our political leaders aren’t doing anywhere near enough.
“Climate Action Preston gives everyone the chance to voice their concerns, share their ideas, knowledge and skills and, most importantly, come together as a community working alongside Preston City Council to make a difference.”
While the group is supported by Central Lancashire Local Friends of the Earth, Climate Action Preston will focus on climate change instead of general environmental issues.
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