Be part of the action this Friday

Do join us virtually this Friday to support the Global Day of Climate Action – happening world-wide in solidarity with our young people and as part of ‘Fridays For Futures’.  If Covid-19 safety had permitted us to gather at ‘Sugar and Spice’ in Station Road, Settle, we would have been live with Sacha – so instead if you are passing do pop in for a coffee to sit in or take-out to support Sacha with all her eco beverages/bites and products.

Drop-in anytime between 10am -12 Noon to:

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Carbon pollution – it’s the 1% wot does it!

The richest one percent of the world’s population is responsible for more than twice as much carbon pollution as the 3.1 billion people who made up the poorest half of humanity during a critical 25-year period of unprecedented emissions growth according to research. Oxfam’s new report, Confronting Carbon Inequality, is based on evidence compiled with the Stockholm Environment Institute and is being released as world leaders prepare to meet at the UN General Assembly to discuss global challenges including the climate crisis.

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Make combating climate change the top priority

Climate Assembly UK’s final report published on 10 September sets out a clear, internally consistent and timely path for reaching the UK’s target of net zero emissions by 2050. Climate Assembly UK’s report, The Path to Net Zero, shows how a representative sample of the population believe the UK should meet its net zero emissions commitment with detailed recommendations across ten areas including: how we travel; what we eat and how we use the land; what we buy; heat and energy use in the home; how we generate our electricity; and greenhouse gas removals. Parliament agreed in June 2019, to set in law a commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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St Alkelda leads the way, and there is more to do

News that the Grade 1 listed church of St Alkelda in Giggleswick has been given planning permission by Craven District Council to install solar panels has been welcomed by ACE. In a letter to the Craven Herald, ACE’s Sandy Todd writes:

“It is uplifting to read in your edition of 3 September that St Akelda’s plans to install solar panels on the Church’s south aisle roof have gained not only the approval of the Church authorities but also Craven District Council’s planning committee. This says a lot for the far-sighted efforts of St Akelda’s Parochial Church Council (PCC) and congregation in bringing this project together, without detriment to an ancient and beautiful building.

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