Upcoming Events in Craven


Fiona Protheroe

Craven’s Climate Emergency Officer

Towards Carbon Neutral Churches in Craven have a display in Skipton library until 25 November.  It will then go on tour!  It will be in the libraries in Bentham (Dec), Ingleton (Jan) and Embsay (Feb).  www.stmaryembsay.org.uk/churches-in-craven-carbon-neutral/  This initiative comes from the NYCC Libraries Beyond Carbon Group

Friends of the Dales Talk: Rural Bus Services in the 21st Century – challenges and opportunities, Wednesday 16 November 2022, 4.30pm  Kevin Armstrong, will talk about how Dalesbus came into being and of the challenges and opportunities facing it and other rural bus services at a time of funding cuts, fuel price rises and a need for improvements in ‘greener’ travel. This talk is free for all to join. Events – Friends of the Dales

Cononley’s Cleaner, Greener group are hosting a coffee morning on Saturday 19 November in the morning at the village institute to talk about waste management – encourage recycling, composting, reducing waste etc. They have their own community freecycle group which is really effective, the village shop is great for refills, and we also support the Great British Clean up campaign every year. Continue reading “Upcoming Events in Craven”

Thousands expected to take to the streets on Saturday

Barry White

A major climate coalition is set to stage protests across Britain and Ireland this weekend. The Climate Justice Coalition, which organised the biggest climate march in British history last year, has called the demonstration on Saturday 12 November, to oppose the UK government’s ‘climate-wrecking plans’. The alliance, formerly the Cop26 Coalition, expects thousands of people to march in the streets on the day to demand climate justice in support of a global day of action called for by Egyptian groups at Cop27.

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More action on Leeds Bradford Airport

Jess and the GALBA team (Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport)

As global leaders arrive at COP27, the world is facing up to the enormity of the climate crisis. We all know that governments have made matters worse with years of inaction and greenwash.  But we also know we have the power to make them wake up and take action. You were so central to our fight to persuade the UK government to hold a Public Inquiry into Leeds Bradford Airport’s climate-wrecking expansion plans; plans that would have seen passenger numbers and emissions almost double.

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Decision on Cumbria coal mine delayed again

Barry White

Just a few days before COP27 opens, the decision on whether to approve the proposed Whitehaven coal mine in Cumbria has been delayed for the third time, see: https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4059426/government-delays-cumbria-coal-planning-decision-cop27. COP 27 could have been a chance for the new Prime Minister to announce to the world that the UK stands by the commitments made in Glasgow last year to consign coal to history. Instead, the decision has been put off again and is now expected sometime in December.

Alongside 24 other environmental organisations, including the RSPB, Greenpeace and The Wildlife Trusts, the countryside charity CPRE has written to Secretary of State Michael Gove – who’s now back in charge of making the decision – urging him to refuse the Cumbria coal mine, for the countryside and the planet see: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/government-urged-to-block-first-new-coal-mine-for-30-years-5s906r6d2

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