On Saturday, 18 September there are things to do, people to meet and tips and gifts to take away! Come and join in 9 things we can all do about climate change at Audlem's Climate and Nature Event. The 9 things are from a framework for action promoted by the Grantham Institute and they're all covered at Saturday's event. It's at the Buttermarket and also at Audlem Methodist Church. Pop along anytime between 10 am and 4 pm and join in!
- Take away tips from 1st Audlem Guides, ADAPT and AWEG on how to tackle climate change and protect nature related to household products, food, home energy, transport and green spaces including our gardens. There will be some leaflets to take away, but to reduce paper and waste visitors are encouraged to bring a camera to photograph the displayed posters and leaflets. The Guides will be giving away free samples of environmentally friendly products, seed bombs and chocolate – first come, first served!
- Write your youngest relation's name on the Countdown to Net Zero – the clock is ticking! How old will our youngsters be when the UK reaches its 2035 and 2050 emissions reduction targets, and what will their world be like? Consider a poster on climate heating and what if we do nothing.
- Vote for the top three local climate and nature actions that you think Audlem Parish Council should focus on.
- Sign a petition to the leaders at the COP26 climate summit calling for urgent action now to stop runaway climate change destroying our children's lives.
- Write your own personal climate and nature actions on the WI's pledge wall.
- Chat to a green finance advocate about how your mortgage, pension or savings can help fight climate change and protect nature.
- Respond to a survey of Audlem residents about climate action and the ACER project.
- Meet and chat with a senior lecturer from Keele University's Department of Environmental Sustainability and Green Technologies and with decision makers from Audlem Parish Council and Cheshire East Council, including the Council's two Champions for Climate and for Walking and Cycling (NB Between 10.30 am and 12 noon only).
- The Methodist Church's recent renovations will massively reduce the building's environmental footprint and make it the greenest church in Cheshire! Take a tour of the church to see how.
Saturday's event is one of many across the country kicking off the Great Big Green Week. The Week is organised by the Climate Coalition which includes the WI, RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, Christian Aid and over 100 other organisations. It is about celebrating local climate and nature actions, encouraging more people to get involved, and calling on politicians to raise their ambition on dealing with the climate and nature emergency.